Another weekend is gone, and we’re that much closer to Christmas. No, I’m not much readier than I was this time last week. I did my Christmas baking shopping – icing sugar, coconut, etc. and got that out of the way yesterday. I do a sleighful of baking – lots of cookies and peanut brittle and candies etc. That’ll be next week’s task.

The sequel to Sam’s Story, oops excuse me, Personal Protection – I really need to remember its name – is going well. Working on Scrivener on the Mac is helping me organize and focus more than on Word. But maybe it’s just that ‘new toy’ syndrome at work. The Mac is in the family room still – we’ve decided it will be until Christmas is over and then yes, sigh, it’ll be up in the living room. Mainly because a) there’s no space and no electrical plugs left in the office, and b) we want Curly to be able to use it for his video projects and want to make it more accessible to him.

I also went into Toronto for the annual Toronto Romance Writers Holiday social. This time of year the weather always makes commitments iffy, so I wasn’t sure if I’d try, but Saturday turned out to be nice. Grey. But nice. And I enjoyed catching up with Amy Ruttan and Christine d’Abo, Laurie Rauch and JK Coi – who will be guest blogging here on Wednesday. (Missed you, Wylie!)

Oh, and Guitar Hero – who I am thinking of renaming to Biker Dude – went to a motorcycle show in Toronto on Saturday and came home sporting a brand spanking new set of leather chaps. These button up around the ankle but have a zipper up the side so you can get into them easier. Some lace up the side, some have tassles that’ll blow in the wind when you’re out on the road, and some just are straight pull-on tight leather pants. But they all have the crotch and butt hanging out.

I’m going to leave it to your imaginations as to what an erotica author might want to do with a pair of chaps, but frankly I can’t even go there. It’s just too …. weird.

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8 thoughts on “Weekend Roundup

  • December 15, 2008 at 6:07 am

    I looked at the picture first and had a brief ‘hoo-ha’ moment… then I read that it was your son and got a bit squicked with myself.

    And I missed you guys too!! Wish I could have been there,… instead of at Chuck E Cheese. It was my oldest’s birthday.

  • December 15, 2008 at 7:13 am

    Yeah I’m trying not to look because he’s your son.

    Although I am old enough to be your daughter. ROFL!!

    I had a great time seeing you on Saturday, I hope I didn’t blow to much on my first panel. Seriously what the heck was I doing up there with those big authors???

    And I’m still trying to get Laurie’s Teddy Bear story out of my head.

  • December 15, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Eww, that Teddy Bear story. Bad bad bad.

    I had a great time! I love that kind of meeting where there’s a little more chatting going on.

  • December 15, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Everyone – I agree about the weird factor about admiring my son’s chaps. But dang it all, they just lend themselves to erotica so easily, don’t they?

    Wylie, you missed the squick moment when Laurie told us about the Teddy Bear story. Ugh. Very creepy.

    I also had to edit my original post where I said JK was blogging on Thursday. She’s not, she’s blogging on WEDNESDAY December 17th.

  • December 15, 2008 at 9:36 am

    JK: I’m with you, I enjoyed the chatting and could have foregone the panel. But maybe that’s because I’d already written a holiday short.

    Can someone please tell me what the point of that panel was? What I took away was, if you write anthologies you don’t get paid anything unless you’re the lead name author, and it doesn’t bring up your sales? Isn’t that ultimately what CD/CC admitted?

  • December 15, 2008 at 11:20 am

    LOL I was okay with looking until I realized he was your son. I though eek! I can’t have thoughts like that. You have to know it’s your fault. I read the bit about erotica writers, my mind went directly there and then the son bit. Yep, totally your fault! 😉

  • December 15, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Wow Guitar Hero is really getting some serious motorcycle tude and sexy paraphenalia. Too bad the motorcycle is in the

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