It's Friday here in Trishyworld (not to be confused with Wednesday in Swishyworld, which is another thing altogether...)
I'm off to St. Louis tomorrow on a practically pre-dawn flight, heading to the great midwest for some inspiration, relaxation, and the chance to see if the fabled Gateway Arch makes me as happy as the golden arches. I'll visit both while I'm out there and get back to you with the results.
What books am I taking with me on this exciting adventure?
The Solace of Leaving Early and A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel, and Kiran Desai's Hullabaloo In the Guava Orchard (shortlisted for the Booker Prize, you know...) That should get me through the three hour flight and some of my downtime on Thursday afternoon, after which I'll need to find a bookstore, pronto. If any of you out there have a St. Louis bookstore connection, give me a shout!
I have a FABULOUS guest blogger I've asked to fill in for me when I'm gone...I call her TV Guide Girl. She's witty, funny, and can answer random trivia questions on television shows dating back to the early 1970's. (I happen to know that one year she did ALL her Christmas "shopping" by winning prizes from radio call-in contests.) The girl's got skills.
Anyway, treat her nicely, but don't love her more than me!
And in the meantime...today's pearls of wisdom:
1. If a panda bites you, biting back is not a viable defense strategy.
2. If you write a memoir, make sure someone can back you up, lest you be labeled the "Irish/French/Southern/Transexual/Atheist James Frey." Nobody wants that.
3. If you need a way out of an awkward situation, check in with my pal, Gilmore Girls Fanatic - she's got some bold ideas for reclaiming your personal space :)