Saturday, May 09, 2009

Angel Feathers!

Wow. Two weeks down and one to go. The last half of visits home invariably become this slippery slide of insane busy -- meeting people, eating good food, and last minute shopping for everything I can't buy in Japan and may be able to squeeze into my suitcase. 

Today is my first ever book signing at 13:00 at The Bookworm in Omaha. There will be green tea, Japanese snacks, and a funky gift give away. Oh, and my mother and father have instructed me to tell you all that there will be free, genuine angel feathers (to be used as book marks) while supplies last. They are really excited about this feather business. 

Oh, also last week there was an article in the Omaha World Herald. And yes, worst picture ever. And no, no, whatever you don't go just to giggle at the picture. Read the article selectively ignoring the photo.  Thank you.  Diet begins when I get back to Japan. 

Okay, now I need to go make a vat of green tea. Hope to see you there!


6 comments:

Pat said...

That's a great article, Terrie!! I'm so thrilled that I can say I knew you (ok, your blog) when...

A million congrats to you, and hope you have a fabulous time in NYC!

Mary Witzl said...

Terrie, this sounds great, and I wish Omaha weren't so far away! Though I'm a little worried about all the poor angels out there who'll be missing feathers...

You're right: some things CANNOT be said in English, including about 75% of all kimarimonku. I'll never get over the weird feeling of walking right into someone's house without saying 'O-jama shimasu'. Translate that into English and it's just ludicrous.

Ello said...

That's a great article and your picture is too cute!

Congratulations! If I could go to Omaha I would be there for you!!!

Hilary said...

Wonderful article. I'm happy for you. :)

Anonymous said...

Where's your booksigning in N.Y.? I'm between semesters, so I could hop on the train (or take the "Dragon Bus for $20) and buy another copy of your book.
imomomo

rebecca said...

That's a great picture of you and CONGRATULATIONS! My goodness, how exciting! You are now officially a published writer! The book sounds very interesting and I will certainly go out and get a copy.