Warning – iPhone quality photos ahead. Sorry, I barely had time for a beer this past weekend. Forget about carrying multiple cameras.
First off, I spent all day Friday writing for a contract I’m working on right now. Saturday morning, I woke up before the actual crack of dawn so I could drive, through the rain, to Rockwood to pick up this year’s deer hide at Rebel Tanning.
It’s butter-soft and a beautiful light tan colour and I am paralyzed with indecision over how I’ll ration it out.
As soon as I got back to Hamilton I stopped by the Vintage Marketplace to check out a couple booths in search of a dress for the Ontario Newspaper Awards and found one at at Girl on the Wing (which, by the way, is opening downtown at King and Walnut next month).
From there I ran to Tundra, then home to get ready for Oprah. Did you know Oprah was in Hamilton on Saturday night? She was. I was initially just supposed to cover the event for The Spec but I ended up part of the VIP reception that took place beforehand and it was wild. People love that lady like a religious figure.
Anywhooooo, Here’s the story I wrote.
Next! Sunday morning Sean and I drove to Toronto to meet up with these guys.
They’re doing a pretty fantastic project you can read about here and see in-person here. I was surprised and psyched to be asked to participate.
Bonus? At the end of the day Sean and Memphis and I had our picture taken.
After that, we went home and had an impromptu kitchen party/BBQ.
Finally, just yesterday Sean and I stacked the books on our new shelves. Sections include fiction, Canadiana, how-to, non-fiction, poetry, plays, art and art history, graphic novels, awesome-kids-books-that-never-get-old-even-when-you-are-technically-an-adult, and writing/grammar.
If anyone knows where I can get those little envelopes and sign-in/out cards they have at the actual library, that would be awesome. I’m seriously running this room like a municipal branch. Bring in photo ID for your library card. Three-week loans. Computer database. If you are late returning shit, you’ll get an automated phone message and then the fines start accruing.
Aaaaaand lastly, just because I think this is an amazing story, check out Tomboy Style right now.
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