OK, I’m back from my whirlwind Philly/Boston trip, which was terrific. Met lots of Shapelings, sold lots of books, had lots of fun. Am also lots of tired.
I’ll have photos (and more content) soonish, but for now, please enjoy a dark cameraphone pic Lesley got during the Boston event yesterday. Yeah, I’m totally drinking wine at like 2 p.m.
Also, please note the new thingers on the sidebar over there to the right — the “Fatospherebook” Twitter feed, which will keep you abreast of news about the book, and the upcoming events widget, which ought to be self-explanatory.
And since I know people are going to ask, my wrap dress is from Kiyonna, and Marianne’s awesome secretary dress (which did not show up well in this pic at all) is from a Lane Bryant outlet in Orlando or thereabouts. Her tights are from We Love Colors, don’t know about her shoes. My shoes are these, except I got them for $45 at Alamo Shoes and am really not sure they’re worth $99.
Thank you SO MUCH to Marina of Big Moves Boston, who got the Philly event together for us; Gina at The Rotunda, who hosted it; Ally Day of the Center for New Words, who got the Boston one going; everyone at Lir Irish Pub, who hosted that and got that glass of wine in my hand; Lesley and Julia for giving readings of their kickass essays there; and of course, all the awesome people who came out and bought books!
Oh, and I did not fall once the whole weekend! Though I did have to buy an emergency pair of flip-flops at a CVS in Philly, because my bag went on to Boston without me, and the shoes I wore on the plane were giving me blisters after 20 minutes. (I flew to Philly Saturday morning and Boston Saturday night, didn’t realize the dude who checked me in at O’Hare had treated it as a connecting flight rather than two discrete trips. I did bring comfortable shoes, I just couldn’t access them.) So I’m still figuring out the whole book event footwear thing, but it’s getting better.