Thanksgiving and Chillin’ With Dylan

December 1, 2009

I cannot believe it’s December 1st! That’s crazy. December is officially winter and coldness, although it hasn’t’ really snowed here yet. Just once, and only for about an hour or so, and then it was gone. Not that I’m complaining – we’ll get it soon enough, and then I’ll really want it to go away. (My thoughts on snow is that it should be over after the holidays – it should be just swept away after the new year, taken out with the Christmas trees and put away with the holiday lights, not to be seen or heard from again until next year.)

My Thanksgiving was fun – we went down to the Cape to visit with the in-laws. My sister-in-law just got engaged, so it was fun to ooh and ahh over her shiny new ring.

We also played Pictionary. Probably none of you have ever seen me draw, but if you did, you would know that I’m not so good at this game. (One time someone asked me if I was doing the illustrations for my chapter book series, and I was thinking, “Um, no, not unless they want them to be stick figures.” But the truth is, I’m not even that good at stick figures.)

But somehow, this year I wasn’t that bad. My ten-year-old niece was on my team, and I swear it was like we had mind-meld. I drew this blob on the paper and then circled something in the middle, and she was like, ‘BRAZIL!” which was totally right! Do you think that’s why I like writing tween books so much? Because I am deep down ten years old?

But the best part was that we got home to find that while we were gone, SoapNet had DVR’d the Beverly Hills, 90201 Chillin’ With Dylan marathon. Hello, how lucky! (The Boy didn’t think so. But whatever. The DVR also has lots of UFC and boxing on it, which is unlucky for me, so it all works out.)

I turned in a book yesterday, so I’ve been catching up on the episodes. Some of them are really good. Um, the first episode where Dylan and Brenda meet? And the whole Brenda/Kelly/Dylan love triangle? When she yells, “I hate you both, never talk to me again!” Love it!

Some of them are not so good. Like, for example right now Dylan is in some kind of coma, and the whole episode is this really weird dream sequence where he’s making out with Kelly and then getting operated on by his high school principal. Creepy. And confusing.

Anyway. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

Happy December! I’ll blog tomorrow about my nanowrimo being pretty much an epic fail…

ETA: Now the high school principal has a gun for some reason, and Dylan is chasing a little girl down some railroad tracks. This one might need to be deleted…

More later,

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  1. Christina says:

    YAY! December! Finally! My favorite month! I love the cold weather and the beautiful snow! This year went by so fast! I can’t believe. Before we know it, we’re all going to be counting down from ten on December 31st. Sigh. Time goes by in a blink of an eye…Anyway, I had a great Thanksgiving! The food was delicious. Oooh, I just got Devon Delaney Should Totally Know Better and Four Truths and a Lie! YAY! I’m reading Four Truths and a Lie first because I always save the best for last and I just love Devon, so I’ll read that one when I’m done. Four Truths and a lie is great so far. I’m on chapter 4. Okay, well, I gotta go! Bye! 🙂


  2. Christina says:

    Oh, I forgot to mention something. I read your twitter just like thirty seconds ago and it said to email you at this site if we have any writing questions, but I figure I can just comment. So, I have a writing question. Well, not technically a question, but more of a statement, I think. Okay, I want to write a story, but I’m having a hard time coming up with ideas. Do you know some way that can help me? I’d really appreciate it! Thanks! 😀

  3. TATYANA says:

    :-)heyyyyyyyyyyyyyy this is tatyana i just wanted to say i love your books thay are all SUPER 🙂

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