Hair salon follow-up & PROM in the UK

OK, here is how it happened. The lady who does my hair (with my permission) told these families when I would next be getting the white stripe down the middle of my head removed. But I thought they’d be coming AFTER I looked human, not when I was in full-alien get-up, complete with foil. It turned out to be a lot of fun. It also turned out to be a “unique” experience.

Had a blast at Murray Ave. The snow did close school early, which meant I gave four presentations in a row. You’d think that the impending early release would have made the place a madhouse, but it was all good. There was a moment of exuberance when the official announcement was made (understandably), but the kids were terrific. They had extremely good questions and positive energy which made my job easy. Many thanks to Julie Antoni for the juggling necessary to squeeze an author visit into a snow-shortened day. Thanks for the pretzel, too, Julie!

I think soft pretzels are a Philly-area thing. We didn’t have them in Syracuse. Lots of the schools in SE Pennsylvania have a Pretzel Day once a week, when kids can buy a big soft pretzel for a quarter. When my daughters were in elementary school, Fridays were always Pretzel Day. Around here, us civilized folks put mustard on these pretzels. Yummmmmm….

Snow days call for soup, so I thawed out my leftover turkey stock and made turkey soup for dinner. I don’t have any school visits tomorrow so it can snow all it wants. My job for the next three days is to hammer on the revised text for the historical picture book. I’d like to turn it in to my editor on Monday.

I’m glad you liked PROM, Barry! I believe that Hodder is set to publish PROM in the UK this July.

6 Replies to “Hair salon follow-up & PROM in the UK”

  1. I LOVE soft pretzels with mustard on them. To me they say “baseball game”. As a kid I would have died from happiness if we had had a Pretzel Day! I only got them on special occasions (hence the whole baseball game connection).

  2. I LOVE soft pretzels with mustard on them. To me they say “baseball game”. As a kid I would have died from happiness if we had had a Pretzel Day! I only got them on special occasions (hence the whole baseball game connection).

  3. I LOVE soft pretzels with mustard on them. To me they say “baseball game”. As a kid I would have died from happiness if we had had a Pretzel Day! I only got them on special occasions (hence the whole baseball game connection).

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