Friday, March 06, 2009

I'll Go Crazy If I Dont' Go Crazy

Okay, honestly, I don't even know what that blog title means, or how it could possibly relate to this post. Guess my U2 obsession is completely taking over-- I've been pretty much listening to their new release, NO LINE ON THE HORIZON, all week!

Bono I LOVE you!

Just sayin'.

Any who, I'm not quite sure how my desk deteriorated into such a sad state, but folks, here it is:

Though the flowers really do class it up, don'tcha think? The awesome people at St. Martin's Press sent me those on account of EVERMORE hitting the #1 spot on NYT and all-(the day it first made the list they sent red tulips--but I didn't get a shot because my camera's battery was dead) and let me tell you, there's nothing like a beautiful Spring bouquet to liven up the place!!

Oh, and it smells good too!

So, to wrap up a week that'll probably go down as my best week ever, Portuguese rights were just sold for EVERMORE & BLUEMOON in a pre-empt to Intrinsic in Brazil! Not that I can actually read Portuguese, but I have been to Lisbon a time or two, and definitely plan to head for Brazil someday, so this is a very good start!!

Oh, and another really good thing is the fact that my civic duty is now complete! Having served as a "call in" juror since last Friday, which basically required me to call in everyday after 5PM, only to be told to call in the following day after 5PM, imagine my surprise when yesterday's call resulted in my being told to report t0 the Superior court in The OC by 8:15AM.

How- I ask--can they do this?  Don't these people respect the very patterns they set?

Still, fearing the consequences of any rebellion on my part, I mostly spent all of last night complaining about what might happen in Jury room 222, only to end up sitting at a table for an hour and 15 minutes before being told to go home.

That's it. All that sturm und drang (what does that mean by the way?) for naught! And now I'm freed from civic responsibility aside from covering my mouth when I cough and not littering--unlike the guy in the black car in front of me on Coast Hwy this morning who just tossed his tissue out the car window--um, we're you done with that sir? Were you passing it to me?--aside from all of those neighborly niceties, I'm free for the next 18 months! Woo-hoo!

And, as I look over this blog in full edit mode, I realize the title is more apt than it first seemed? Where is this going? What could possibly be the point of all this?

Does the title drive the content, or the content the title??

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend-- and don't forget to visit Free Book Friday, for both adults and teens on Saturday for your chance to win a whole new set of books!

And don't forget to leave a comment on my "My Life Would Suck Without You Post" for your chance to win a signed copy of EVERMORE- you have until Sunday, Midnight, California time!

Adios Everyone!



sweetmelissa818 said...

I love that your laptop is sitting in front of the regular computer monitor!

Alyson Noel said...

Hey SweetMelissa- I know, totally wired, right?!

sweetmelissa818 said...

That's totally something that I would do!

Sara Hantz said...

Congrats on the Portugeuse rights - I LOVE Portugal, have spent many a happy hour on the beaches in the Algarve!!!

I've been called for jury service twice in the last 3 years (never happened in the UK) and I had to get out of it... which upset me greatly as I really wanted to take part.

Alyson Noel said...

SweetMelissa-- Good to know I'm not alone!

Sara- Trust me, you're not missing out! I sat on a jury once a few years back, it was kind of a pathetic case, though really cut and dry, and it left me feeling sad--I hope I never have to do it again.

Hummingbird said...

The flower arrangment is beautiful! I want an Evermore wallpaper! lol. And I am so excited to hear the Blue moon is coming out a month early. I can't wait!!

Unknown said...

lol mine is too., im using the desk with my lapyop, with my other comp screen shove back to the wall. i need a disk for something to fix it, though we still upload pics there to not bog down the lap top

Alyson Noel said...

Mary- Yeah, I keep looking at the flowers while I'm trying to work--very distracting, but in a good way!

Hey Blackroze- I was watching old Buffy episodes on the desktop while I "worked" on the laptop until I realized not much was actually getting done . . .

cindy said...

lovely flowers. champagne toast to the BEST WEEK EVER! and may you get one that tops it in the future. =D i think there's a high chance....

The_Book_Queen said...

Congrats on having the rights sold to Portugal-- I'm glad that you're books are being spread far and wide. They deserve to be!

I loved Evermore(As I'm sure you already know, part of my review is up on your blog here on the side bar...I never would have known if I hadn't found your site!) and I can't wait for the sequel-- August is just soooo far away.

My friends, whom I've shared my copy with (Though it's been read so many times, it's starting to look a bit worn...They're going to have to get their own copy now), are also anxious. Keep up the great work!

Alyson Noel said...

Thanks Cindy- It's amazing how flowers make everything even better!

BookQueen-Thanks so much for all the kind words! I hope you like BLUE MOON too!

Kerflasko said...

I bought Evermore last night and just finished reading it. I loved it. Thanks for making my weekend!

Can't wait for the next book!

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Kerflasko-

Thanks so much, so glad you enjoyed it!

Anonymous said...

OMG. I was watching the Evermore trailer, and I absolutely love it. Partly because I think the guy who plays Damen(or at least in the trailer), is cute(or hot, whichever you prefer). I just wanted to know what his name is. Please tell me(:

Anonymous said...

Okay, if that desk qualifies as messy then you must usually be one organized lady! Or maybe I just can't see past those beautiful flowers.

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Caryn-- Oh, I'm one of those crazy neat niks! I blame my mom!!

Alyson Noel said...

Hey, WhenEverythingIsPerfect-

I have no idea who he is! The image was chosen from a stock photo site!

He is cute though, huh?!

Anonymous said...

Alyson, wish I could say the same. Maybe then I'd have enough motivation to keep things neat. As it is, most cleaning happens when I'm procrastinating on something even more odious.