oh how Lovely – a SATURDAY!
now what can we tell you about Yesterday?
at a local cafe in Venice, California (called Local, rather confusingly although we guess Not if you really are Local), we saw a lovely bag and struck up a conversation with the owner (of the bag, not the cafe, he was very busy) and found out it was Emily Best and she’s deeply involved in the movie-making-artistry-world and we might well have to interview her for Where Shall We Meet at a not-too-distant date in the future.
then we just Happened to be rather near a Barnes & Noble (this one in fact) and we persuaded who-we-are-in-RL to pop in (even though she’s rather Overwhelmed by the whole experience surrounding the book so we are Treading gently).
yes, we popped a copy here.
don’t tell anyone.
and then we met Gretchen who is very nice and works at this particular Barnes & Noble (very near the self-improvement section, yes, on the top floor – sort of cerebral and high in altitude – not Gretchen, per se, but the books).
we got talking (because we talked to Everyone) and we just Happened to Mention that we had written this particular book and suddenly there was a PEN and a requirement to Autograph and a copy was about to be placed on the Autographed by the Author Table (we didn’t take a picture because Gretchen was searching for the Stickers that say AUTOGRAPHED BY THE AUTHOR before she placed it on the table you see).
so we grinned all the way down the down escalator and into the early evening.
we chose Winter’s Tale but – confusingly – it was NOT by Mr. Shakespeare but seemingly by Mills & Boon but Mr. Colin Farrell was awfully Dashing in it (we stifled a giggle when he rode an actual White Charger).
well, let’s see.
that’s Mr. Joe Morgenstern on the left, he writes for the Los Angeles Times and asks Very Good Questions.
do you see the DVDs around them?
that’s because it was at Vidiots – and was actually Postponed from an earlier date which we wrote about for Los Angeles, I’m Yours if you recall (if not, we’d like to be helpful and here’s the link)
that was a busy Friday after a very busy Book Launched Week.
we’re taking it slow today – mostly sleeping, making nutritious food (on the good Conran white plates with proper silverware) – reading helpful books – watching British movies (more on that tomorrow perhaps).
and more reading.
we’ve had a Rather busy life, in fact, not just a busy week.
and took a moment today to look back at 2009, when we started coming up with the tips from the central section of our modern book of hours – the stuff that might help You get through that part of the day where one is Working or perhaps – like who-we-are-in-RL on stage at some conference……(can’t quite recall our fellow Panelists but one was from Playboy and the other from Vogue):
oh look at the era of the iPod (bottom right) – you can date it to 2009 from that alone…
this is who-we-are-in-RL at one of the offices she had while working in Manhattan (there were about 4 over a period of 7 years you see).
this office is VERY SPECIAL.
in the 1960s it belonged to Carrie Donovan.
and we were pretty convinced she still inhabited the office when who-we-are-in-RL inherited it too.
funny how that happens.
when you need a guiding hand, the right person (dead or alive, in book form or some other ethereal-ness) often just Shows Up at Exactly the right moment.
well, that’s our experience anyway.
have a beautiful saturday wherever you are.
see you sunday.