March 4th, 2006
I was reading someone’s blog the other day where she mentioned one of her favourite authors had died, the first author she ever saw speak and read from her own work. That made me think about the first author I ever saw read and speak from his own work, so I Googled him… and was very sad to see he died over a year ago!
R.I.P Danny Sugarman. His book Wonderland Avenue is one of my favourite books of all time. I need another copy because mine went missing many years ago. But yeah, I saw Danny speak and read from that book up at the University about 15 years ago (just before The Doors movie was released). It was a highlight of my life and I’m sorry to see that he passed away without my even knowing it.
Today was supposed to be a very long and full day for me. My mom made chiropractor appointments for all of us this morning, and then we were supposed to meet a few people for lunch. Then I was planning to attend a meeting at 4:00 for the volunteers with an upcoming conference I want to be involved in. I spoke to the woman organizing it yesterday, Anna, and she was supposed to email me all the information and press materials as well as the location of this volunteer meeting.
Last night I went to see Peter Katz again (woo HOO! So awesome!) and didn’t get home until about 1:30 a.m. I came in thinking about how I was so not looking forward to getting up early in the morning, but there was a message from my mom saying Bob was really sick so we probably wouldn’t be going. Then she called me this morning and confirmed that, so here I still sit in my flannels. Anna never emailed me any of that information, so I can’t attend this volunteer meeting, so my busy day has turned into quite the lazy one. I’m not complaining though… last night did me in, I need to rest today!
The most I’ll do today is scooter over to the mall to mail Emma her Peter Katz T-shirt and pick myself up a latte! Then I need to return my neighbour’s completed tax return to him and organize my office work (which I’m NOT going to do today. Oh, except for these two financial statements that just came over my fax machine while I was typing that). I think I’ll finish the book I’m reading and watch Dogma again before I mail it back (SO funny). And it’s just that kind of a day!