Friday, September 17, 2010

Gone Fishin'

The time has come for me use those baseball tickets My Man got me for my birthday this year. Of course the plan was for the Tigers to not suck and be in contention, but oh well. At least the White Sox are now 9 games back. I can handle the Twins winning the division, but the White Sox? ::shudder:: Anywho, even though my team, once again, fell apart in the second half, I'm sure the game will still be fantabulous since I'm going with Big Daddy. Hot dogs will be eaten. Beer will be consumed. And I'll try to remember to snap some pictures.

After the trip home for the ball game (oh yeah, and to see my peeps), I'm heading south to North Carolina, the Biltmore Estate and that getaway I won from Deeanne Gist at RWA this summer. I got the official This Is What Is Going On When e-mail this week, and it looks like Gist and her crew have lots of stuff planned. I can't wait to spend time on the grounds, snap an obscene amount of pictures, and talk books with people.

In other news, I'm making myself crazy trying to get all my ducks in a row for this trip. I know I can't be the only woman who does this. My Man is more than capable of taking care of himself, but I still like making sure everything is "set" before I take off. Cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, bills paid, yada yada yada.

Then of course, there are the books to consider. I actually fret about this a lot less ever since I got my Sony Reader. I just load that up with my Harlequin backlog and hit the road. Uh, and since I have like 60 books on that darn thing right now, I doubt I'll get bored while I'm stuck in airports. However, I did come home from work yesterday to find a present had arrived in the mail. A most glorious wondrous present! And yes, this means I'm actually taking a paper book with me as well.

That's right kiddies, Night Season by Chelsea Cain is in my hot little hands thanks to the sheer awesomeness that is Liz Maverick. Liz is not only awesome because of the ARC gift, and the fact that she writes romance, but because as I learned from Megan Frampton recently, she also has a cocktail ring collection.

Liz might be my new BFF.

She also might now be Big Sis' and Lil' Sis' new BFF. Just sayin'.

And while I plan on reading this on the plane, it's not actually due out until March. So uh, don't expect a review to go live on this blog anytime soon. Just cuz that's how I roll.

As for blogging? Well I've got a couple Random Romance Sunday posts ready to go, so the three of you who like those won't be bored the next couple of Sundays. I won't actually be Internet-less for this entire trip, so I'll do my best to pop in every now and then. Although I'm sure my Twitter account will be like the Sahara....


Lori said...

Have a blast!!

Safe travels.

Lil Sis said...

Ok - I can take the Cain home to Michigan in November and then leave it with Lori. OR you can take it to Michigan when you go - leave it with Lori - and I bring it back when I return.

Oh, and have a fun time. Sorry - the book is so shiny and pretty - I got distracted! :)

Wendy said...

Lil' Sis: It's not a "big" book. A little over 300 pages, so I'll probably have it read by the time my plane lands. I was going to have Big Sis mail it to you - but dang, she can just give it to you in person in November! How convenient!

CindyS said...

Have a great trip! And you got an ARC of a book not our until March!? That's super fancy!


nath said...

Have a great time, Wendy!! can't wait to see your pictures :P Hope the Tigers win :)

and ooohhh, very nice shiny ARC :P

Phyl said...

Hope you have a great time (and that the Tigers win!). After reading the book, I'm quite eager myself to someday visit the Biltmore estate. Can't wait to see your pictures. Enjoy and safe travels.