Some of the highlights:
- a red velvet cupcake from the new Magnolia Bakery branch at Grand Central: the frosting was amazing and it was not just kinda sorta red, it was really really really red!
- on-the-train reading: The Reinvention of Edison Thomas (ARC) by Class of 2k10-mate and fellow Tenner Jacqueline Houtman
- the nice folks at Outloud Audio
- a mini-celebration at a champagne bar with Erica, my agent's assistant (I would say "lovely assistant," but that would sound like my agent was an illusionist)
- oh, and I made it to my trains on time
- the weather was lovely for walking around the city
- a friendly security guard was watching over my car in the parking garage, and come to think of it, the cashier was super nice, too
All in all, I think the reading went great, though anyone would sound good with all that fancy equipment. I'm a little self-conscious about whistling the letter "s"---ever since I broke a tooth about, oh, I don't know, eleven years ago (!) my s-es are a little whistly. My dentist said, "That's ok people will think you're happy!" (What?)
The reason I don't rush to fix it has to do with the fact that "fixing" means whittling it down to a stump and putting a fake tooth on top. When the problem is that your teeth are crumbling like Greek ruins, the fix can't possibly be crumbling them further. It's just counter-intuitive. Ugh, I know, I know, there's some dental work in my future before I can start my sideline career as an audio book reader. Haha! It really does look fun and thank you to Audible and Brilliance and Outloud Audio for giving me a little peek at their world.