It was a fun belated-birthday weekend with John. Last night we went to one of our old favorite restaurants and had a fabulous meal (and John had a 22-ounce Fisher Amber Ale, which made him a bit tipsy). Then we went to our all-time favorite coffeehouse for that famous German chocolate cake I’ve mentioned a few dozen times.
What luck — they had one piece left! They have shelves and shelves of spectacular treats, but still, the German chocolate cake is special. So we took our giant slab of cake and our coffees into the bookstore area. Upon sitting at a table, we noticed a small bulletin board on the wall near the New Age-y bookstore’s doorway. Above it was a sign reading: “Have you recently done something for the very first time? If so, what was it? Tell us!” Slips of paper, a pen and thumbtacks were provided.
We read some of the slips that were already tacked up. “Today I went on a tour of a college for the first time.” “Just tried Indian food.” “Tried the chocolate peanut butter cake.” “I planted some legume seeds.” “I nursed a sick cat.”
YAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWNNNNNNNNNNNN! Really? These are the best firsts people could come up with?
John said, “Oh, you really need to shake things up a little. Write something about one of your recent shoots.” At first I demurred, but he kept goading me, then grabbed one of the sheets and the pen and plunked it down in front of me.
Blame it on the massive sugar rush. I wrote, “Last week, I cried on camera for the first time at a professional spanking video shoot. It was really intense… and fun.” And I tacked it up among the others.
Yes, I’m so mature. We sat at our table, giggling like kids. Every time we’d calm down and start talking, John would glance over at the board and we’d start snickering again. I wonder how long my note will remain up there.
In other news: ST is recovered and ready for tomorrow. He’ll be over earlier than usual, since he has the day off. I too am fully recovered and looking forward to seeing him!
One of the videos I shot for Sarah Gregory and Paul last January is now up on her site. It’s called Reading, Writing and Rulers, and you can see the synopsis and some photos on her home page here. Sarah is the Student From Hell and I am her teacher. Paul is the old-fashioned principal who pops his cork when he overhears us arguing in the classroom.
I now have nine 5-star reviews for my book on Amazon! 😀 This is so cool — thank you, my reviewers! Please please please… if you have read my book and you like it, please do stop by the Amazon page and write a little something. Every review helps its marketing appeal. And thank you again to those who have featured it on their blogs as well.
Guess that’s it for tonight. Oh, and happy birthday to John Lennon, who would have been 71 today.