03 January 2007

Happy 2007 everyone!

OK, I'm back! There's so much to catch up on, so much to blog about, and so much coffee to drink (I got a lot of coffee this Christmas. A s-s-s-s-s-serious lot of c-c-c-co-ff-ff-ff-ee-ee-ee. Bzzzzzz!).

Just a few quick notes:
  1. Congrat's to my great friends Chris Quaid and Michele Weslander, on their wedding. It was a beautiful ceremony and a fun party afterwards, and I'm so glad I was able to attend!
  2. I am renewing my usual New Years Resolution: Don't Hit The Ground Running. That is, I plan to ease back in to my usual pace, rather than go from zero to 60 in one day (or one week). Wish me luck...
  3. The Gillette Fusion is the best shave I've ever had (got some in my stocking). Now, I'm not particularly picky about razors, or even really interested in them, and I'm not a metrosexual or anything, but doggone, that's a remarkably close shave that lasts all day. Their website is interesting - not sure whether I like it or not, but it's interesting...
  4. G.K. Chesterton's Autobiography is amazing (no surprise there). It's funny, insightful, easy to read, engaging, and everything you would expect a book by GKC to be. Other great reads lately: A Wrinkle In Time, The Starbucks Experience, Finding Serenity, and Beggars In Spain (sorry - you'll have to find your own links).
  5. My second children's novel, The Boomer Sisters Meet Champy, is finished and in stores now. Well, it's in stores in Plattsburgh NY, where most of the action takes place. Getting it into other stores is one of my other goals for 2007.

I hope you all had a great holiday season, and I look forward to continuing this blog conversation in the months to come!


Deb said...

Welcome back! I've missed reading your blog. Can't wait to get my copy of BS!! Kevin agrees with the razor ~ he got some in his stocking too! XOXO

Dan said...

Your copy is in the mail - and a copy for Chris' kids, if you don't mind passing it along for me. :)

And those people at Gillette - they sure know what they're doing, don't they?

Did you know King Camp Gillette's birthday is today (4 Jan)? Yup, he was born in 1855, and wanted to "devise a product that consumers would need to purchase repeatedly. His safety razors with disposable blades were one of the first and most successful disposable products ever made." (from my World Almanac page-a-day calendar)

Deb said...

Well, happy birthday to King Camp Gillette! I had no idea it was his birthday! :)
I'll pass along copies to the boys from you! THANKS!