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How was your weekend?

I had a most enjoyable weekend. On Friday morning I drove through the rush hour traffic to give a talk at the Open Books Open Minds II, Literary Conference at Caldwell College.

Upon arrival, I prized my fingers from the steering wheel with even greater respect for Senior Management. I don’t know how she negotiates rush hour traffic several times a week without letting it affect her mood.

I thoroughly enjoyed my morning session, which was followed by a nice lunch and a mini-book fair, featuring the other folks who gave talks earlier in the day.
From there I dug out my passport and crossed the border into Pennsylvania, heading for Allentown and my fifth Write Stuff Conference (my first as a presenter). I love the family atmosphere at the Write Stuff. Everyone seems to go out of their way to make you feel welcome. I had fun hanging out with old friends and making new ones.

On the Friday evening, I sat on one of the page cuts panels, then gave two talks on the Saturday, followed by the book fair, where I got to use that clever Square thingy for people who wanted to pay by debit/credit.

Though I felt pretty tired when I got home, the positive energy from the weekend has me feeling mentally energized and raring to go.

How about you?

How was your weekend?  


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Mar. 25th, 2013 03:46 pm (UTC)
Not nearly so eventful as yours,
but I won't complain.
Mar. 25th, 2013 03:52 pm (UTC)
Lol, my old gran gave me some great advice about complaining:

"Don't bother, few people really care, most don't want to hear it, and one or two are even glad you have something to complain about. "

Of course, it never stopped her complaining herself ;)
Mar. 25th, 2013 08:58 pm (UTC)
Why did you need your passport for Pennsylvania?
Mar. 25th, 2013 10:15 pm (UTC)
Lol, I didn't really, but you can never be too sure ;)
Mar. 25th, 2013 09:24 pm (UTC)
This last weekend, I did battle with the after-flu cough and cussed out my PC several times.

The cough will eventually go away. I just have to keep on using the Vick's Vapor Rub, the Halls cough drops, and let my body do its thing.

As for my PC, as I type this, my CPU is at the repair shop, and I'm using Hubby's PC.

Not a terrible weekend, but it could have been better.

I'm glad you had fun. Someone nice should always get some good times in. :)
Mar. 25th, 2013 10:16 pm (UTC)
Feeling unwell = :(

I hope you're fully recovered by now :)
Mar. 25th, 2013 11:08 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you had an awesome weekend!

I was generating good will by helping out at Zenkaikon, an anime-centric convention in Lancaster, and I spent some time in the huckster's room promoting Philcon.
Mar. 26th, 2013 03:17 pm (UTC)
Promoting Philcon already?
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Mar. 26th, 2013 03:16 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you've got a lot to look forward to :)
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Things What I Wrote and Other Stuff

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No longer in print but there are still some copies floating around out there



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