Hurray! It seems our new cabinets and appliances will be delivered the last week in August, at the short end of the 4-6 weeks we were initially quoted. For several reasons, we feel really good about our decision to buy from Lowe’s. We received excellent service from expert staff; also, we admire the corporation’s principled decision to withdraw their advertising dollars from a hate-spewing, fact-challenged cable television show.
This morning, I’m registering for a night class! Along with a friend from my writing group, I’m going to take Novel Workshop: Revising Manuscripts for Publication. The topics listed in the course outline sounds really interesting. For example, have you ever heard of these plot structure devices: Bowling Alley/Picaresque, Hour Glass, and Drawing Room Disaster? Aside from learning more about the key elements of fiction-writing, I like the fact that we’ll critique sample pages every week. Can you say accountability?
Tonight, we’re going to the Orange County Fair. My husband likes to re-visit certain exhibits every year – the Ginsu Knife salesman’s a favorite, for unabashedly kitschy showmanship, and the corkscrew-tailed piglets are incredibly cute. And the food…oh, the food! While I’m scouring the fareway for healthier fare, he heads straight for the heart-attack stands. His typical menu: bratwurst and barbecued corn on the cob, an oversized cinnamon roll, and soft-swirl ice cream to cleanse the palate. At the end of the night, as always, he’ll roll out to the parking lot, ala Templeton in Charlotte’s Web.
Okay, gotta go…I’m headed to the slab yards to pick out granite for our countertops. Yabba-dabba-doo, and I hope you’ve got a fun day planned, too!