I was in NYC last week for a few busy days and nights of half business/half vacation, with some overlapping of both in between. Sometimes it is difficult to tell the difference, especially when there is delicious food involved.

Here is delightfully out-of-focus photographic evidence, with me all grey & pink and springy, even though it was still lingering-winter chilly at the beginning of the week:


I forget how much I like New York until I’m there again surrounded by so many lovely people and so much fabulous food. (Most of my schedule revolved around lunches and dinners, I ate extremely well and now my refrigerator is making me sad.)

The week turned absolutely gorgeous weather-wise, too, and I finally got to walk the High Line which was beautiful and just starting to blossom with spots of color.

I also ran around Sleep No More for the ninth time and did indeed see things I hadn’t seen before. I’d go again, too, since it’s always so different, even though now certain rooms and hallways and shadowed corners seem familiar. I had one of my first genuine moments that made me jump this time, too, very nearly alone on the fifth floor. (Don’t think I’d stumbled across the padded room up there before, either.)

But seriously, mostly I ate a lot (I had dinner twice on Thursday!) and I don’t want to torment you with food, especially if you’re hungry, dear reader, though I did take a picture of the caramel popcorn at The Breslin, because how could I not?

Back in Boston now, where after a bit of a cold welcome it is now bright, open-window almost springtime here as well.

Not going anywhere for the next while but I’m going to have to lock myself away for some serious working time. Still composing a blog post (it might end up being an experiment in vlogging) about how it is that writing time seems to be a fickle, fleeting thing nowadays and there will be a few addendums to the sorta-FAQ soon(ish).

Also I bought an orchid because it seemed a springy thing to do. Hopefully I can keep this one alive, I have a lousy history with orchids.

Categories: miscellany


brianne · March 13, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Just read about “Sleep No More”. Sounds creepily delicious! I wonder is Marco and Celia would like any of those rooms? 🙂

brianne · March 13, 2012 at 7:40 pm

*if. Argh. Sorry.

Amanda · March 13, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Good luck with your orchid! I have a terrible time keeping them alive, too. I find it helps if you keep them in the bathroom. I think they like the moist air.

I also wanted to tell you that I nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award! It’s an award that bloggers can give to fellow bloggers and I love your blog so I thought I’d send one your way 🙂

Alex · March 13, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Please constantly dish on your new project, and by dish I mean a bucket(haha your cat, hope you love the pun)load of that delicious dessert. I also wanna know all the books you read. I wanna be a writer too. That dream will come true ,cause i’ll reach for that star and swallow it for its power of whimsical creative imaginationial radiation. Sorry im a little weird. Teehee!

Alex · March 14, 2012 at 1:00 am

Happy Pi Day! At my school my precalculus class and the other math classes celebrate it because it’s 3.14 like Pi. Teehee!

Roxanne · March 14, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Orchids are quite fussy, I’m told. Here’s hoping you can keep it going.

Pam Becker · March 16, 2012 at 6:18 pm

“The Night Circus” has opened up a creative door in me that I have kept shut for too long. Sometimes it was as though I had to lean against it to get it to close, like a closet crammed full of things I don’t want to look at just yet. Now I sit, happy, atop a mountain of art and music ideas. Thank you.

Pam Becker · March 16, 2012 at 6:20 pm

And… orchids are happiest when they are watered the least; wait until it’s bone-dry. Also they like having a lot of roots out in the air above the dirt. Orchids are originally from rocky mountainsides in cool climates.

Joy hagan · March 21, 2012 at 9:18 pm

I once heard that the best way to keep an Orchid alive and well was to feed it one ice-cube a week. That’s it. Let me know how it works 🙂

Rosa ros · April 16, 2012 at 5:34 am


This is turkish cover.I cant wait to read your first novel lady erin.
Looks good job.

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