Idon'twanttoseeit! I blurted. Nope! Not interested! So, how bout this conference? You like coffee? Good coffee, right? I love coffee. How bout them Yankees? Ooh, look at that, a book. A whole TABLE of books! Let's--
"Uh...thanks," I said.
He left and I flashed a, What! What was that?! look at my friend, who mirrored it with big eyes and amazed gestures. We then heartily agreed that we should blow that popsicle stand (er, 40-story hotel Mariott Marquis, complete with awesome elevators and chanting kabbalists sharing the floor) and trade conference food for grilled cheese. (Carbs + cheese = lurve).
But I am very happy for having had the overall experience. I love meeting editors and agents, with whom I often have a great deal in common. The fact that it's part of my job to hang out with people I like and tell them about my work, which I very much enjoy--it's amazing.
The new pie charts will be posted in the next few days, with explanations. New charts to come, too, requiring new-old (remembered) math skills. May even dust off the old (really old) graphing calculator. Some will be line, bar, scattered dot charts with intriguing X and Y axes.
The winner of the Pie contest will, also, be notified this week.
Hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather, and that all is well with you and yours.