Weevil Report

February 6th, 2009

I’m off to Miami tomorrow for my signing at Books and Books!* I hope I’ll see some of you there!

*Just added–I’ve just received word there will be a DJ…and a chocolate fountain. Thank you, Books and Books!

I’ll be sure to let those of you who won ARCs of Best Friends and Drama Queens know by Monday.

The next book give away will be posted soon, so keep checking back!

For those of you who are interested, my next signing will be:

Thursday, February 19, 2009, at 6PM

Tivoli Theater
5021 Highland Ave.
Downer’s Grove, IL
It’s sponsored by Anderson’s Bookshop
(Tel: 630-963-2665)


I will be breaking in my brand new awesome POWER POINT PRESENTATION (featuring never before seen photos of my past that are guaranteed to FREAK YOU OUT), so you’d better come. Some of them involve handguns. I am NOT JOKING.

Added later: I’ve just been told the Tivoli Theater cannot accommodate Power Point presentations. So, I will not presenting mine there. But we will still have a rocking good time.

I’ll also be paying some visits to some Illinois schools (4th, 5th, and 6th grades only). So you never know…I might drop in on YOUR CLASS!

I’ve got an extra special surprise coming up March 12 that ALL of you will be able to participate in (I think). I’ll keep you posted! Hint: It involves this lovely lady:

It will also (if I have my way) involve these:

There will be no handguns.

Ooooh, if you’re REALLY planning ahead, I’ve also got a signing in the Houston TX area on April 3 at the Blue Willow Bookshop! And I’ll be speaking at BEA in New York City this year….

Whew! I’m really piling on those frequent flyer miles! Too bad when I get back from events like these I’m always too tired to go anywhere.

In other news—Check out Mia’s newly updated blog!

Also…phew! The Trashionistas liked it!

And I really liked The Wire. I’ve now ordered seasons 2-5. I sit upstairs with Henrietta watching it while He Who Shall Not Be Named In This Blog sits downstairs with Slutty McSlut-a-Lot obsessing over the Indiana Hoosiers’ dismal losing streak.

HWSNBNITB recently discovered that grain weevils got into our pantry via an infested box of gluten-free pasta. So we’ve spent the past two days throwing out everything that isn’t canned, and spraying and wiping down the pantry walls.

GROSS! First the ladybugs in Indiana, and now this (I actually found a grain weevil floating in my bath water with me last night)! Why do bugs love us so much? WHY????

I was going to take a picture of our back porch covered in potentially weevil infested bags of food but it was too depressing. All I can say is, it will be a long time before I ever eat Fritos again.

I can’t believe I even tell you all this stuff. I wish I led a more glamorous life, like Danielle Steele. I bet she never has grain weevils in HER pantry, or finds them floating in HER bathtub (or if she does she wouldn’t admit it on HER blog).

I guess sometimes you just have to admit you’ll never be glamorous. Oh well.

See you in Miami!

More later.

Much love,

Meg