One of these!
I have my own wrapping paper. Nothing is more exciting than that. This is the UK booksellers’ pack, complete with text sampler and shiny mousemat. But frankly the wrapping paper is the best bit. (Don’t tell anyone I said that.)
Finished Douglas Coupland’s Microserfs: brilliant. Odd to read something net-based written in 95, so it’s a mix of the out-dated and the strangely prescient. (Also, in 95 I was checking my non-existent email on one of those screens that only showed orange text: I suspect if I’d read it then I would’ve been a bit baffled. These days I speak fluent C++, of course.) Above all, it’s bloody hilarious: At the Bellevue Starbucks, Karla and I discussed the unprecedented success of Campbell’s Cream of Broccoli Soup. On a napkin we listed ideas for new Campbell’s soup flavours: Creamy Dolphin, Lagoon, Beak, Pond, Crack. Highly recommended if you are even vaguely of the nerd persuasion.
Still at the note-writing stage of Biscuits & Lies: have assembled lots of pieces, now need to rearrange them into some kind of convincing jigsaw-type-thing. Or just start writing in the hope that they’ll all leap to life and dance into place, Disney-like, as I type. *shrugs* You never know. I might be going to have my ‘I Am An Author’ photo taken next week, too. What does when wear when one is An Author?
Sneezing my way up the banks of the Seine in the rain (the Notre Dame gargoyles really do look like they’re throwing up all over your head when they’re funnelling the rain: tres amusant), failing at domestic goddesshood (I forgot to put the butter in my gingerbread dough: epic duh), getting excited about the Heroes finale tonight even though ‘ve already seen it. Ooh, and watching the new trailer for Prince Caspian. I always loved the bit in the ruins, waiting for them figure out what had happened…