Rambling in a minor key

Basketball update: Chris Webber is coming to the 76ers (gasp) and Villanova continues to kick butt and takes names – they stomped on Boston College last night. I didn’t see the game, of course, because I am a big lam-o and was snoring by 10 pm last night.

The South Dakota videoconference was interesting. The technology worked like a charm (used an Internet 2 connection, for those of you who know what that means), but I must admit I missed not being up close and personal with the students.

Here’s an entry for the Strange But True Fan Sightings: while I was getting my hair colored yesterday (thank you Halse ancestors for the genetic quirk which blessed me with white hair before I was 25) a couple of girls who like my books turned up with their moms: Jenny and Kristen from Cheltenham. I may have scarred them for life, because I am not a pretty sight with all those chemicals and foil and whatnot in my hair, but they did not run out shrieking. They hung around for an hour and I signed their books. As they left, I gave thanks to all the gods that they didn’t bring a camera.

I leave for Murray Avenue Middle School in an hour. I hope I can get all my presentations in before the snow hits and school is dismissed early.

I need coffee.

PROM comes out in less than a week.

I need coffee and Tums.

(later) – I almost forgot! best thing that happened yesterday: I saw a pair of red-winged blackbirds in the cattails.

24 Replies to “Rambling in a minor key”

  1. OK, I just have to ask: do you announce your hair appointments? I mean, how in the world did two fans conveniently show up, with copies of books to sign, while you were having your hair done? I sure hope you don’t have stalkers. ;^)

    Finished Prom and loved it. So not at all what I was expecting (I’d purposely avoided even reading the catalog copy), and I mean that in a good way. I think one of my favorite things about it is a stylistic choice: I thought the short chapters were brilliant. A perfect way to highlight the way Ashley’s mind works. Yay you!

  2. OK, I just have to ask: do you announce your hair appointments? I mean, how in the world did two fans conveniently show up, with copies of books to sign, while you were having your hair done? I sure hope you don’t have stalkers. ;^)

    Finished Prom and loved it. So not at all what I was expecting (I’d purposely avoided even reading the catalog copy), and I mean that in a good way. I think one of my favorite things about it is a stylistic choice: I thought the short chapters were brilliant. A perfect way to highlight the way Ashley’s mind works. Yay you!

  3. OK, I just have to ask: do you announce your hair appointments? I mean, how in the world did two fans conveniently show up, with copies of books to sign, while you were having your hair done? I sure hope you don’t have stalkers. ;^)

    Finished Prom and loved it. So not at all what I was expecting (I’d purposely avoided even reading the catalog copy), and I mean that in a good way. I think one of my favorite things about it is a stylistic choice: I thought the short chapters were brilliant. A perfect way to highlight the way Ashley’s mind works. Yay you!

  4. Hello. May you add me? I absolutely love you and your work. You are truly a gifted writer. You seem to be very smart as well. :-] I hope to become a novellest like you one day. I will add you to my Friend’s List. Thanks. ^_^

  5. Hello. May you add me? I absolutely love you and your work. You are truly a gifted writer. You seem to be very smart as well. :-] I hope to become a novellest like you one day. I will add you to my Friend’s List. Thanks. ^_^

  6. Hello. May you add me? I absolutely love you and your work. You are truly a gifted writer. You seem to be very smart as well. :-] I hope to become a novellest like you one day. I will add you to my Friend’s List. Thanks. ^_^

  7. so excited for PROM

    Thank you so much for taking your time to listen to us talk about your books at the anonymous hair salon 🙂 I have been telling EVERYONE about PROM coming out in less than a week. I am so excited and I plan to be just as impressed with this book as with the other ones.
    And maybe if I try really hard, I can get it banned for you. That way, the whole school will read it and make you lots of money.
    All the best,
    Kristen

  8. so excited for PROM

    Thank you so much for taking your time to listen to us talk about your books at the anonymous hair salon 🙂 I have been telling EVERYONE about PROM coming out in less than a week. I am so excited and I plan to be just as impressed with this book as with the other ones.
    And maybe if I try really hard, I can get it banned for you. That way, the whole school will read it and make you lots of money.
    All the best,
    Kristen

  9. so excited for PROM

    Thank you so much for taking your time to listen to us talk about your books at the anonymous hair salon 🙂 I have been telling EVERYONE about PROM coming out in less than a week. I am so excited and I plan to be just as impressed with this book as with the other ones.
    And maybe if I try really hard, I can get it banned for you. That way, the whole school will read it and make you lots of money.
    All the best,
    Kristen

  10. Yeah, Upper Dublin School District had an early dismissal today. It was great. I got to do nothing.

    Anyway, even IF you scarred them for life (which is something I do best), they were scarred of you signing their books (I hope). Wait, why did they have their books with them if you were at a hair salon (or so I’m assuming)? That was a bit confusing. Oh no! Plot hole!

    (This comment full of idiotic statements has been brought to you by the chaiknees boy.)

  11. Yeah, Upper Dublin School District had an early dismissal today. It was great. I got to do nothing.

    Anyway, even IF you scarred them for life (which is something I do best), they were scarred of you signing their books (I hope). Wait, why did they have their books with them if you were at a hair salon (or so I’m assuming)? That was a bit confusing. Oh no! Plot hole!

    (This comment full of idiotic statements has been brought to you by the chaiknees boy.)

  12. Yeah, Upper Dublin School District had an early dismissal today. It was great. I got to do nothing.

    Anyway, even IF you scarred them for life (which is something I do best), they were scarred of you signing their books (I hope). Wait, why did they have their books with them if you were at a hair salon (or so I’m assuming)? That was a bit confusing. Oh no! Plot hole!

    (This comment full of idiotic statements has been brought to you by the chaiknees boy.)

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