Wednesday, January 09, 2008

January Thaw

Yesterday spring came to Town, even though the calendar says early January. The temperature soared into the mid-60s, and people were wearing their gym outfits instead of their winter coats. Today is almost as warm, with bright sunshine and a breeze. It feels like late March or early April.

After writing the above, your scribe began chatting with the lovely Dr. Melissa, and asked her what he should blog about. "The beautiful weather," she immediately replied. Great minds obviously do think alike.

"What about it?" asked your scribe. "Looking forward to spring and summer," she said, "and all the things coming up later in the year. Like getting out to Tod's Point, and taking the ferryboat to Island Beach."

Clearly Dr. M is a woman of rare discernment, as she immediately zeroed in on some key scribal aestival pastimes. She also mentioned looking forward to pursuing her goal of creating the perfect bouillebaisse; never one to let the grass grow under her feet, she then headed off to the Bon Ton Fish Market to gather the ingredients for her next attempt.

Melissa's first book will be coming out this year. Stay tuned for further developments. The picture on the dust jacket will look like this:

Melissa is the proud mother of a young daughter in the first grade at North Street School. As far as your scribe is concerned, we can never have too many local authors here in Town, and he is delighted that Melissa will soon be joining their ranks.

Meanwhile, the AuthorBabe is hard at work on a super-secret project that was requested by an editor at a major publishing house who is bugging her agent to get her to hurry up and get it written already. How neat is that? Here she is riding the Sky Cycle at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia:

What you can't see (unless you click on the picture for the wide-screen view) is that she's also IMing her kids and working on the draft of her WIP at the same time. Talk about a Renaissance woman! The AuthorBabe defines the term.

Well, we may not have another day this nice for a couple of months, so your scribe will herewith take his leave, gentle reader, and head out to enjoy it. Carpe diem, as the Romans used to say - and they were absolutely right!


Blogger Erica Ridley said...

Sky cycle looks super fun! I gotta get me one of those. =)

January 11, 2008 10:31 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

Yeah, I'm thinking I will stay on the ground. Not so much for the heights. :)

The weather sounds wonderful and you will have to take us on a virtual tour of Tod's point and Island Beach via the ferryboat.

Sorry I haven't been around much but the day job has been crazy to say the least.

January 11, 2008 9:15 PM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

Thanks to both my favorite truants for finally checking in! Now we're just waiting for the AuthorBabe to tell us how she makes it all look so easy!

Great idea about the virtual tour, Vicki! That'll help to keep me busy this spring and summer, for sure!

January 12, 2008 9:07 AM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

Erica Ridley said...
Heeeyyy, who're you calling a truant?!

(Oh. Me.)

Bill Clark said...
Geez, E, don't tell me you're really a lawyer in disguise! ;-)

As to your truancy, your attendance is finally beginning to improve. I will cross-post these comments on "January Thaw", which is where I think you meant them to appear.

Sympathy for the shark, indeed! Don't expect me to pull you out if you fall overboard! :-)

January 13, 2008 1:48 PM  

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