Monday, July 9, 2007

Southern Culture

Please come out and see me if you'll be around Atlanta on July 12, or Charlotte on July 14!

The reading/discussion/signing in Atlanta is at Charis Books & More, the largest feminist bookstore in the South, at 1189 Euclid Avenue, NE. I hear--from the great Ruth Candler, former Atlanta resident--great things about Charis and also the neighborhood it's in, Little 5 Points.

In Charlotte, I'll be at Joseph-Beth Booksellers on July 14 at 2 p.m. My sister Krissy lives in Charlotte--she tells me Joseph-Beth is quite snazzy. It's at 4345 Barclay Downs Drive.

My very first meme! The fabulous Barbara Card Atkinson (go ahead--read her blog. I'll wait.) tagged me for this. Here are the rules:

1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.

2. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.

3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.

4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.

5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Surprisingly, there is still enough fodder for me, Ms. Spill-Yer-Guts, to do this!

1. I once made up a hobby. In elementary school, my teacher decided to display all the hobbies of her students. My actual hobbies were reading and writing (not much visual pizazz, I thought), so I decided I'd become "interested" in copying comics out of the paper. I did a passable Ziggy.

2. The only sort of dance I can do can be best described as a "walking hug."

3. I didn't realize that I was mildly claustrophobic until we took an overnight train to Florida. Once they opened the beds in the sleeping compartment, it was too tight and I spent the night awake-ish in the bar car, playing solitaire.

4. I say things like "The grass needs cut," and, until recently, had no idea that these sorts of phrases are Pittsburghisms.

5. Stephanie and I named the LLC that publishes Brain, Child "March Press" because our first issue came out in March, and also because we're both one of four sisters (like the Marches in Little Women.) Sadly, neither one of us is in the coveted Jo slot.

6. There is such a thing as too spicy.

7. My child didn't know what an iron was until he saw a picture at school.

8. I love Bob Saget, especially in the later years of America's Funniest Home Videos, when he's clearly bitter.

I'm tagging Lauren, Beth, The Mater, Suzanne Kamata, Libby, Kelli, Lilian, and MemeGrl.
All right. Off to launder The Flattering Dress!


Lilian said...

Thanks for taggin' me!! I am supposed to be awfully busy, but who says I can't carve out time for blogging? ;)

BarbaraCA said...

Your clearly insane, utterly wrong Bob Saget crush makes me love you even more.

bellevelma said...

OMG! I say "the grass needs cut" and "the car needs washed". It drives my husband crazy! He ALWAYS has to correct me "You mean the grass needs to be cut" he says. And I argue with him, saying "to be" is implied. But he and an editor friend of mine say I'm in the wrong. I never knew that way of talking had roots in PA.

Jody said...

That's funny about the iron. My husband likes his shirts ironed so for years I kept buying all these contraptions that were supposed to keep you from having to actually iron. All "as seen on tv." Now we have a regular iron and he irons his own shirts.

Anjali said...

Oh, I'm just missing you in Atlanta! We'll be moving there in a couple of weeks. Please let us know if you have to come back down for another reading in the area!