What a great week! I had a girls night out on Wednesday with my friend, Marcy, from work, and it was the most fun I have had in a long time. I had heard about an author event at an Indigo bookstore in Toronto where five authors who write young adult series would be talking about their books, answering questions, and signing books. Usually, you only get to see one author at a time, so hearing that five authors were going to be together in one place made the hour and a half drive worthwhile.
We went out for a fabulous dinner first at The Pickle Barrel, a restaurant I used to frequent a lot when I lived in Toronto. The food was amazing, and we almost had to get them to roll us out when we were done because we were so full. We even had an amazing waitress who gave us our desserts for free since it was Marcy’s first time at The Pickle Barrel :). If you had pricked us with a pin after dinner, I’m sure we would have both exploded. Now that would have been messy LOL.
Then we headed to the bookstore where we ended up having to stand because the die hard teen fans were already occupying all of the seats. I will probably do a blog post soon about the authors and their books if my pictures turned out ok (since I was just using my little point and shoot), but suffice it to say I spend quite a bit of money on books so that I could get them autographed. There is something about actually meeting the authors that gives you such insight into their personality and how they formulate their ideas, and I just love getting books autographed. Each and every one of these authors had an amazing sense of humour too which made it a really fun event.
A couple of things happened on the way home that got Marcy and I laughing like a couple of crazy teenagers, and we didn’t stop laughing until we reached home, each with a stomach ache. I’m sure that any one who saw us must have thought that we were drunk, but as I always told my kids as they were growing up, I don’t have to have booze to have a good time. I make my own fun!!
Anyway, enough of that. We have more important matters to deal with. It’s that time again folks. You all did so well on the mystery photo last week, that I’m starting to wonder if you are just getting too smart for me, but let’s give this one a try and see how you do. Ok, ready, set, go….