First, the divine Ms Amy Sedaris. Her new craft book, is “Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People” and it looks like you will immediately run out and buy a new glue gun after reading it. Here’s one of her maxims about crafting:
Fun fact! More than 8 out of 10 households have at least 4 out of 5 family members engaging in 2 out of 3 crafts 78% of the time. A staggering 98% of this group are homosexual men. – Simple Times
It’s funny, ’cause it’s true.
AND, my literary Lord and Master, “Tales of the City” author, Armistead Maupin is debuting his 8th book in the series, “Mary Ann in Autumn” next week as well. In addition, Mr Maupin is coming to the Seattle area to promote the new book, November 9/10. You’ll want to check HIM, and the new book out…Here’s a quote from the book, regarding Mary Ann Singleton’s attitude towards Facebook:
”She preferred the kind of (Facebook) Friends who just talked about the weather, or showed off their vacation snaps of Fiji, or wondered aloud whether to eat that bar of 70% dark chocolate right now. There was a terse, sewing-circle flavor to this discourse, a genial brevity, that she found appealing.” — MARY ANN IN AUTUMN
I’m gonna be so broke next week…happily, I have a gift card for Elliot Bay Bookstore, so that’ll take some of the sting out of my delirious book buying…
– Michael Strangeways