Upcoming: AWP

Self will be there, on a panel with Luisa Igloria, Karen Llagas, Grace Talusan, Angela Narciso Torres (9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14:  See Events/ Panels/ Readings page on sidebar).  She’ll be booksigning as well, at the AWP Bookfair.

Self is excited:  she hasn’t been to the AWP Conference in three years, not since the one in Austin (which was pure fun).

This evening she learns from Luisa that she’s on another panel.  Details below:


Host:  Luisa Igloria

Thursday, Feb. 12, 3 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Lake Huron Room, Chicago Hilton

Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned.

Self Can’t Believe It!

She was actually able to get on-line!  After a whole day spent lugging her laptop hither and thither in an effort to catch signals, as close to her neighbors’ houses as she could get without arousing their suspicions!

And hubby is already fast asleep!  Even though it is only 8:30 p.m.!  He started snoring right in the middle of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding!”

Admittedly, it was an extremely tiring day, dear blog readers, one full of physical activity.  While hubby mowed back and front yards, self weeded, and pruned roses, and applied dormant spray, and counted which plants made it through January and which didn’t (Brunnera macrophylla, which had the prettiest blue flowers — sigh).  Then self did laundry, and it was soooo wonderfully relaxing to sort out clean socks, fresh from the dryer.  Then self made dinner (and thought fondly of Fe in Dearest Mum’s house, Fe who always tried to make something different for every meal, whose efforts however fell far short of Dearest Mum’s expectations):  roasted baby back pork ribs with a side dish of pasta with broccoli and peas!  Oh, it was dee-lish (though self had a mountain of dishes to wash afterwards).

Self already finished most of the candy she brought with her from Manila —  when she counted how long it had taken her and realized it had only taken her three days (she arrived Thursday), she was filled with the most extreme chagrin.

She went again to the library, for since arriving she’s already finished one book:  David Haward Bain’s The Old Iron Road:  An Epic of Rails, Roads, and the Urge to Go West (finished it at 3 a.m. this morning!).  She’s plowed through two back issues of The Economist, and the latest AWP Chronicle.  She even watched the Australian Open semi-finals and finals, and a little bit of the Superbowl (Lousy ads this year, what happened???).  She called Dearest Mum, her Tita in Daly City, and Dear Cuz in Virginia.  She even made it to Costco!

Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned.

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