I celebrated by being doubly prolific and completing not one but two acts, 25 pages, and hitting the 57 page mark. I was conservatively gunning for 30 by tomorrow so I’m more than pleased – and, thus, won’t feel at all guilty about going out to dinner and then taking the night off to watch the Survivor finale with Akemi and Ivon. So, who do you have your money on? I’m rooting for Sabrina and Chelsea (in that order), with an interest in seeing much-derided Christina upset the apple cart and pull off an improbable win. If, however, Kim walks away with the title – which seems more than likely – then Survivor: One World will officially become the dullest/most predictable season in Survivor history.
Oh, in addition to writing, I did a fair amount of research today as well. I looked into foiling alarm systems and air traffic control terminology. I think that, for my next gig, I’d prefer to write for something whose research would be a little less likely to put me on a watch list. Something involving gnomes or ice sculptures or Japanese maples. Of course that will be up to one of my future partners in creative crime, Tara Yelland (http://tarayelland.wordpress.com/). Oops, I’ve said too much. More on that in the coming weeks.
I’m pleased to report mom loved her Mother’s Day Gift, a box of books of the “Maeve Binchy” variety. I hope. She’s a big Maeve Binchy and Rosamunde Pilcher but has already worked her way through their sizable output. Mom likes inoffensive stories that “finish nice”, like an episode of Murder She Wrote (which she is usually watching whenever I call), so if you’ve got any suggestions, she’d love to hear ’em.
So, what about the rest of you mothers/people with mothers? What did you get/give? Even better: What was the most memorable Mother’s Day gift you’ve ever given/received? In my case, I’m not sure since I can’t be sure what I got her when. But, if pressed, I’d have to go with the beautiful new HD t.v. Five years later, she still hasn’t figured out the remote.