Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Goodie bag inventory

Since I partly came for the goodie bag...

- 2 magazines, one of which I almost bought yesterday
- The Queen (DVD)
- Audio book of one of Anne Holt's older books
- Dove body wash
- Marabou's newest flavor which I'm somewhat skeptical about...marzipan?!
- Vitamin Well

Glad I took the leap

Attended a meet-the-author event dubbed Deckardrink* featuring Anne Holt. I wasn't sure if I should go because although I've read many of her books, I didn't think I was devoted/rabid enough. Plus, I was hesitant about the whole cocktail party mingling aspect.

A talk with the brother and the promise of a goodie bag ultimately convinced me to go and I'm glad I did.

Anne Holt was inspiring, insightful and funny. If this writing thing doesn't work out, she should definitely do stand-up. :p

*Deckare = detective novel

[Photo taken at 1846 and the angle is explained by the fact that Anne Holt was seated at the right end of the first row while waiting for her turn to go up on stage and I decided to sit behind her.]

Monday, March 15, 2010

Procrastination-induced stress

I've been busy fretting over things I need to do while not actually getting all that much done.

Anyhoo, I finally got to try a recipe from the Crabapple Bakery Cupcake Cookbook and I am proud of that swirl.