1. I can't remember if I blogged that I'd be at the Salem Church branch of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library (that's near Fredericksburg, VA), doing a writer and reader Q & A next Monday. Details here.
2. I went to the National Gallery of Art and the Phillips Collection with my friend Nicole Caulfield (a great artist herself) yesterday. I am a tremendous John Singer Sargent fangirl and they had a Sargent I hadn't seen in person before, so I was suitably twitter-pated, as my father would say. We also had this conversation with one of the docents, who was standing by the door with a pensive expression:
Docent: Ladies, we have a 12 inch rule. That means you have to stand at least 12 inches from the paintings. We do that to prevent Accidental Touching.
Me: If there was going to be any touching going on here, it sure as heck wouldn't be accidental. I'd be hugging and licking this thing.
Docent: . . .
Nicole: *smiles like a sane person*
Docent: I think that is the first time I have heard that.
I am an excellent person to go to museums with. Don't I look tame?
3. I have not forgotten about the suggested blog topics. I will tackle the first of them presently. Possibly tomorrow. I am working on Super Secret Project which is thrilling me beyond belief, so I am preoccupied.
3b. You guys are wonderful and insane for passing the Linger trailer around as per the contest. THANK YOU. If you don't know what I'm talking about, it's a chance to win the piece of art at left, a LINGER advanced copy, a signed Linger dust jacket, and cool bling, and it ends Sunday at midnight, so there is still time to enter. Here's the livejournal version of the contest and here's the blogger one.