Self in Happy Mode!

Self was mentioned in the featured post for Aug. 18 on Bookwritingworld.  (BTW, the photo of self was taken by Stella Kalaw.) As explained on the blog, it was felt necessary to respond to Anis Shivani’s essay in The Huffington Post: “The 15 Most Overrated Writers Contemporary American Writers” (which to date has garnered 1,691 comments!) The whole “overrated/underrated” conversation is pretty fascinating. Check it out and see for yourselves, dear blog readers!

Recognition from fellow writers always puts self in happy mode:

Self in HAPPY Mode! (Sorry, but self had to go three years back to find a picture where she is actually grinning)

Other reasons why self is in Happy Mode today:

  • She saw “The Kids are All Right.”  And experienced all over again the gorgeous-ness that is Mark Ruffalo (though his character really gets short shrift, in self’s humble opinion).  The movie was fitfully absorbing.  Oh, and Anette Bening and Julianne Moore are excellent (as always).  Self loves Anette’s pixie-ish haircut and envies her absolutely toned arms.
  • She dropped by Roger Reynolds Nursery in Menlo Park and bought the first plants she’s bought all summer:  two euphorbia amygdaloides (according to Sunset Perennials book, this particular type “grows nearly three feet high and blooms in late winter and early spring.”  Happy happy joy joy!) and a penstemon heterophyllus “Blue Springs” (also known as “Foothill Penstemon”)
  • Yesterday evening, she actually made it to the San Carlos Farmers Market, for perhaps only the third time this summer.   And she decided to try a strawberry-olallieberry pie.  Which hubby and self had for dessert last night.  And it was —  oooh la la!  Sooo delicious!  The box said “Beckmann’s” and the bakery is located in Santa Cruz.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.


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