Friday, April 19, 2013

Instagram Hates Me

First let me explain that my blog is in fact my journal, it is where I post what is happening in my life and how I keep track of photos. Instagram also helps me keep these things straight unfortunately Instagram decided it hates me (or pictures of sunsets) and barely let's me post and won't let me comment. I tried deleting the app from my iphone and ipad and re-installing with out any success. So I am going to post some of my failed Instagrams here so they can be preserved somewhere.
 This one actually did post but it did not post my comment. I had a couple of project I did while listening/watching General Conference this is the case I made for my ipad. I would suggest actually tracing out letters rather than just winging it like I did.
 My friend Katie and I rode our bikes down to Gecko Grill, it was fun having a bike buddy.
Debbie's kids came over last Saturday and we went swimming in the heated community pool. 

This little video was completely spontaneous Miss Grace just ran over to me gave me heart shaped clover leaves and then ran off singing and dancing. I added the song after, it is called Always Summer it is from the Brideshead Revisited soundtrack, which I don't really recommend but oh man I love this song.

These are pictures from the same day.

This is from The Riparian Preserve Debbie and Russ let me crash their family outing.

I LOVE the Riparian Preserve here are some pictures I took while going for a walk a few week prior. 

I felt silly with my iphone while all these people were walking around with professional looking cameras with huge lenses on them. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Booking It

The Tucson Festival of Books was a month ago and I got to see my friend Elizabeth Eulberg again! We went to lunch, conveniently Cornish Pasty is just a couple miles away from Changing Hands. After lunch we headed over to Changing Hands for her signing and my dear friend Jenny came who I don't get to see enough came. Because of the Tucson book festival going on it was a small crowd for her signing but one of my favorites because first of all Elizabeth is super funny and super nice. We were able to all chat together and I made friends with some strangers. 

Then down in Tucson I got to meet Gayle Forman and hang out with a couple more of my book buddies Espe & Jen! Gayle was on a panel with Elizabeth & Maggie Stiffvater after their signing I asked Gayle while she was eating an apple to take a picture, it turned into a recreating the Twilight cover. 
 I wore my Team Adam badge and was able to hand them out to a few girls in line by us.
In the book Just One Day someone tells Allyson to have a macaroon every day she is Paris.
I had been craving one since I read it and when I was in Tempe I stopped off at Essence Bakery and got one in pumpkin, raspberry and lime, the pumpkin was so divine! 

 When I arrived at the panel and Elizabeth saw me she got excited and held up a doll, why because we have bonded over Jane Austen and she knew I would appreciate a Mr. Darcy doll. A friend had given it to her and sadly it was the last one but she showed me the tag so I could find it online. I was so excited for my Darcy doll to finally come so you can image my disappointment when I opened the box and it was Dracula! But I called the company they saw it was their error and sent me a Darcy and told me to keep Dracula so now Darcy has a friend.

And a few weeks ago Cassandra Clare came for the release of Clockwork Princess. She came along with authors Maureen Johnson & Sarah Rees Brennan, it was a fun event.
 But man it was a lot of books to be carrying around and they had us stack them a certain way and I some how had missed a couple books so I didn't have time to write my name on a sticky note for Maureen's book so I had to tell her my name and she heard wrong and I started laughing and she felt bad and then wrote that she has gone insane in my book, it was awesome!

Anyone who has gone to a book signing with me knows that I can get a little carried away talking about books or whatever when I meet an author. While Mimi and I were in line we talked about how we both realized that the first video Mimi really ever edited was the one we made for the contest Cassandra Clare did for an ARC for City of Glass. Which we did win one by the way! So for the first time Mimi did the talking and told Cassandra that we had made the video and how it pushed her into her now career path. Cassandra was sincerely touched and she actually grabbed Mimi's hand, it was so sweet. Blast the confounded pile of books in my arms because I could get to my phone so I could take a picture. I will sign off with the newest City of Bones trailer!