Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Contest winner and Looking for birthday ideas

The winner of the CD giveaway for Monroe's story is...alishsmom! So just send your mailing address to jeri AT jerismithready DOT com, and I'll see that your brand-new copy of Alvin Youngblood Hart's Big Mama's Door gets on its merry little way.

You have until 9pm eastern tomorrow night to enter to win a signed copy of the phenomenal debut novel by Stephanie Kuehnert, I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone. See my interview with Stephanie for details.

Now...my birthday is Friday, and I'm hoping to get all my work done before then so I can take the day off. I'm trying to figure out how I want to spend my day. So far I have two ingredients:

1. Sending Chris to Sam's Bagels for breakfast sandwiches, coffee, and a dozen bagels, a treat I usually save for Deadline Hell.
2. Reading the entire Y: The Last Man comic series by Brian K. Vaughn. The tenth and final volume just came out a couple weeks ago. I've read the first two, but then stopped and waited for it to be over so I could glom it all at once. That's how I tend to operate with series. Does anyone else do this?

Other than that, I'm coming up dry. I'm so unaccustomed to days off that I don't know what to do with them, and I'm afraid I'm going to end up wandering aimlessly around the house, then accidentally fall into a mad fit of filing.

So I'm looking for inspiration. If you had a free day with no responsibilities, how would you spend it?

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8 Comments:

How about you tell your husband that you want to be surprised, and let him come up with something? :)

Posted by: Blogger booklover at 7/09/2008 12:35 PM

Ha! I would kill him if he did that to me. That's too much pressure. ;-)

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 7/09/2008 1:51 PM

Try to make a dent in my TBR stack and go out to eat.

I also love to *write* on my days "off", but um, you mean a day off FROM writing, the concept of which I find hard to wrap my brain around...

Posted by: Anonymous Jess at 7/09/2008 6:35 PM

Find somewhere to swim! It's what's summer is for!

Posted by: Blogger Rob S. at 7/09/2008 9:22 PM

Happy early birthday, Jeri! :-)
And I know exactly what you should do--go catch an afternoon showing of Hellboy 2--it'll be fun...

Posted by: Blogger Cynthia Eden at 7/10/2008 12:47 AM

Happy early birthday! I can never come up with fun things to do. I'd suggest a play or a concert (because that's what I like to do), but those are kind of hard to do spontaneously. But what about finding a club with live music---maybe go dancing?

Posted by: Blogger Kimberly B. at 7/10/2008 2:39 AM

Lunch with a friend, catch a good movie, "Indian Jones" then dinner out with hubby, with a nice glass of wine, that's my suggestions, just enjoy the day--Love, MOM

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 7/10/2008 7:46 AM

Happy Birthday, Jeri! Many happy returns of the day.

I like to totally relax by laying around in a lounge chair, sipping my favorite beverage, and catching up on a book from my TBR pile.

But a meal in your favorite restaurant and a movie sounds good, too.

Have fun, no matter what you decide to do!

Debi Murray

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 7/10/2008 11:43 AM

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