Friday, February 10, 2012

An "Out Having Fun" Weekly Link Round-Up


If it weren't for the fact that Denis is waiting for the Foreign Department of his UK bank to open so he can talk to someone with a pulse, I'd be laying in bed reading. As it is, I've decided to stay up and be a good girl. I've been having too much fun this week and posting late more often than not. (Although one isn't my fault. Blogger decided to save my Wordless Wednesday post for a rainy day. I had to go track it down and boot it out where it belongs.)

A new bookmark for my collection!
One of the major reasons why I was out having too much fun to post has a lot to do with that squashy yellow guy marking my spot in One Blood over there to the right. See him? I know. He looks a mite peaky, doesn't he?

Wednesday night Denis and I went to the Poisoned Pen for Deborah Crombie's author signing. We arrived early. I quickly ran through my shopping list, made my purchase, and went to choose our seats. Then I sat and proceeded to people watch.

You see, not only was I there to see one of my favorite authors in the flesh, I was also supposed to meet another Arizona book blogger. I have to admit to some nervousness because I'd gotten distracted and neglected to send Gaye an email telling her to look out for a woman with short white hair, wearing glasses and a Johnny Cash outfit. The only thing I had going for me was Denis's accent. The ladies we were seated amongst were very friendly and chatty, and I just hoped that Gaye had her English accent antennae tuned up. She did, we met, and she gave me my wonderful squashy yellow guy as a birthday gift. Gaye is every bit as bubbly and enthusiastic and just plain fun as I thought she'd be, and I have a feeling that this is only the first of many meetings to come!

Links? You want some links? Oh yeah. This is the link round-up, isn't it? My bad!


Bookish News & Other Interesting Stuff

I  ♥ Lists & Quizzes

New to My Google Reader

That's all for this week. Don't forget to stop by next weekend when I'll have a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure!

14 comments:

  1. Johnny Cash outfit? I want to see that!

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    1. Johnny Cash was the Man in Black. Wednesday night, I was the Woman in Black. :o)

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  2. I caught that too. All in black maybe? Sometime I'm going to return to Phoenix (preferably in winter) and treat you to lunch.

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    1. You got it, Sherlock! I'd love to meet you, Barbara! You spring for lunch, and we'll spring for dinner!

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  3. Hm. No, we should not celebrate scathing reviews, but then it doesn´t seem to be what they are doing.

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought that, Dorte.

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  4. You are a blast!! What a great time it was to meet you and your awesome other-half!! I felt like a little kid in a candy-store....books, authors, friends. Yep, it can't get much better. Well okay, chocolate or goodies might help.

    I truly enjoy this blogging gig. I'm not much good at doing much but reading others blogs, but I am loving the friendships. You are terrific at connecting us to other bloggers too. Thanks for doing that each week. Wouldn't an Arizona Blog-bash be a fun event?!?!? I wonder how many of us there are?? Maybe we could crash Lesa's library sometime and at least start with 3 of us.

    Although we got to visit for just a short while it really did make me smile to think of a friendship growing. Thanks for being willing to meet me "halfway"!!! Happy weekend.

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    1. Perhaps we can do something about the chocolate next time? As long as I've known Lesa is in the Valley, I have yet to meet her. Crashing her library sounds like a plan with merit!

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  5. Cathy - It sounds like you had a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the links, as ever.

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  6. I love posts like this and I can see I'm going to be quite a while checking out all the links! :) Thanks.

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    1. You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I got to meet Gaye when I was in Tucson last year and she was so much fun to hang out with! I love that yellow squishy guy - too cool!

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    1. I know! I got to hang out with her just long enough to know that I want to do it again. And again! :-)

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