Saturday, June 03, 2006

The best thing about a birthday is the presents...

...And the best kind of present is usually one that gives me control.

So, what did I get? $$ gift certificates for books.

Kevin and I went to the city for a few hours, had lunch, went to the bookstore. I decided that I’d spend my time ambling through the mystery section until I’d spent all my money.

Which was a plan that was quickly chucked out the window.

Mark Billingham’s new book, Buried had finally arrived on store shelves in Canada. And Stuart MacBride’s new book, Dying Light, which sounds like a guide to death through weight loss, was also out. Hurrah.

How can I not be happy?

But it gets better.

The incomparable Brett Battle went to a book signing for Barry Eisler and…

Well, go check out the link to Brett’s site.

Wahoo! Now, that’s a great end to a great birthday!

And I’ll post kitten pictures tomorrow.


What’s your porn star name? Jenny Jiggles




Your Porn Star Name Is...



Jenny Jiggles


12 comments:

angie said...

How freakin' cool! So the Brettmeister has earned himself some major kudos for being an all around sweetie. Glad you had a good b'day. And I'm not touching the Porn Start thing...nope, not me!

JT Ellison said...

Candy Coxx. Umm-hmmm.
Brett is the sweetest guy around. And a damn fine writer too.
Glad you had a good birthday, S!

anne frasier said...

ALOTTA VAGINA

swear to god, that's what it said.

i think i should win something for that.

Sandra Ruttan said...

Yeah Angie, Brett's talented and sweet. Next year we'll all be fainting at his book signing!

JT, Candy Coxx. Oh lord.

Anne, I'm not going to touch that...

Stephen Blackmoore said...

Don't feel bad, Anne. I got Sour Pickle.

Congrats on the presents, Sandra. Gift certificates, birthday books, signed Barry Eisler novel. Glad you were able to take some time and celebrate your birthday.

Now get back to work. ;-)

Sandra Ruttan said...

Sour pickle?! That's the best laugh I've had all day!

Oh, right, yeah, back to work. My editor's probably reading this, thinking I'm slacking off...

Andrea at Lochthyme said...

Now those are great presents! And my name is Sindee Slickbooty

crabbycows said...

Mark Billingham. Superb writer.

#1.

Brett Battles said...

It was all my pleasure, Sandra. You deserve it. (And for those of you who have the chance to go to a Barry Eisler signing, do it! He is great.)

Oh...the porn star name...hello? couldn't have been more accurate...Action Jackson...HA! HA! If only...

Sandra Ruttan said...

Thanks again Brett. I mean AJ.

And crabbycows, yeah, Mark is fantastic. As a writer and a person.

Dr. Lisa said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Amra Pajalic said...

My porn name is Albino Kitty. I quite like it. Very catchy. I'm going to a bookstore tomorrow also and will indulge an early birthday present.