October 28, 2010 at 7:59 am
Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered Chocolate & Vicodin: My Quest for Relief from the Headache that Wouldn’t Go Away the last few days! The Amazon book rank got up into the 3000’s, which is really great for a book that’s not even out yet. It was a fantastic birthday present, and I hope you all enjoy the book when it comes out.
Congratulations to Heather from Illinois who won the Subway Commit to Fit Giveaway: iPod Shuffle and $10 iTunes gift card and has accepted her prize. There were lots of great song recommendations in the comments of that entry. I also learned that I’ve greatly underestimated the popularity of Eye of the Tiger, which was second perhaps only to Lady Gaga’s Poker Face, which most people seemed more embarrassed to be listening to than 80’s power rock. Ain’t no shame in bluffin’ with your muffin’, y’all!
See ya’ later!
I’ve finalized the plans for a meetup this
Thursday Saturday, October 30th before the Rally to Restore Sanity in DC. I emailed everyone who commented on the earlier entry or sent me a message, but here it is again in case you need it.
After consulting people familiar with DC, I decided it was best to have the meetup in Arlington to avoid huge crowds. Someone suggested the Whole Foods at 2700 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201. They have a breakfast bar which serves a variety of items from eggs, bacon, pancakes, coffee and more. They’ve got a seating area (in a loft evidently) which I think will work better than meeting up at a restaurant because we can sit there for a few hours and people can come and go without annoying a waitress or other people waiting for tables.
So, I will be there from approximately 9am-11am until I head down to the rally. The Whole Foods is halfway between the Clarendon and Court House stops of the Metro’s Orange line. We can take the Orange Line down to the Smithsonian stop and walk to the mall.
Looking forward to meeting you all!
Earlier: Happy birthday to me! Thirty trips around the sun and not done spinning yet
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