Mar 17, 2009

The Best 24 Hours


So there times when it becomes so clear to me why Jon and I love whatever it is we actually do in this community and the last couple of days has to truly represent those feelings. Firstly, I got to read books from Ace Atkins and Megan Abbott before the pub date. Secondly we had a lovely Sunday brunch with great new friends we would have never met if not for our love of mysteries. We got a note from another mystery friend and it was all great news. But last night was truly the best as I dove into the anthology edited by sister Jennifer Jordan. UNCAGE ME has an impressive cast of authors, a great theme and the stories I've conquered so far may well have contributors vying with one another for award nominations. I cannot wait for everyone to be able to read this and share with me. Proud? You bet your sweet ass.

And right now I'm wallowing in the memory of another St. Patty's day with a house full of people celebrating each other and Ken Bruen. That night was snowy and cold, this one finds us with all the windows open and a temperature of 65.

Life is great here in the hinterlands, Happy St. Patty's Day. Stay away from green beer. It changes the color of your urine and that can't be a good thing.

Ruth

3 comments:

Bryon Quertermous said...

Ahhhhh, I remember that St. Pats Day. Beer in a bathtub and lots of pasta and friends.

I believe there was LIFE ON MARS as well.

Jon The Crime Spree Guy said...

It was great. We need to repeat soon

Ali Karim said...

Excellent - also agree Green Beer changes the colour of your urine - in fact first time I tried it, I had to call U.N.C.L.E. as the colour of my urine looked dodgy, and I feared it was an attack by THRUSH......

Ali