quick things

Woo! This apartment buying whirlwind is intense. I was up until 2:00 in the morning Thursday night doing paperwork. Friday was a calls/meetings/numbers/subways/papers frenzy that started the second I woke up and didn’t end until after 8:00 that night. I think I got a chance to eat something around 4:00. It was good to have the weekend to recharge, because this week will be super hectic as well. New York City real estate is sort of like a contest called Who Wants It More? Clearly, I do. And I cannot wait to be the winner.

In the midst of the exhaustion and exhilaration, I wanted to take a few minutes to tell you five quick things:

1. I Am a Reader, Not a Writer interviewed me. Bonus: they’re also hosting a giveaway to win an ARC of Keep Holding On!

2. Friendly neighbors in Texas! LibraryPalooza is coming up. This event seemed so far away when we scheduled it back in 2010. Now it’s almost here! The festivities will be held in San Antonio on Saturday, February 25. Please join me and these awesome authors if you’re in the area. You can stay updated at LibraryPalooza’s Facebook page.

3. Interested in getting paid to think up cool stuff all day? You might want to consider a career in imagineering.

4. Interested in getting published? Check out Jane Friedman’s excellent post explaining how.

5. I cannot WAIT to play board games again this weekend with my board gaming group. Just FYI.

Of course I’ll keep you posted on my new boyfriend (aka apartment). TGIM 🙂

9 thoughts on “quick things

  1. I watch Real Estate shows all the time and I just shudder at the thought of ever having the need to encounter the NYC real estate, so I’m really really happy for you. It appears you have won a tough battle where you clearly were the underdog, congratulations!

    BTW. I just looove board games.

    • Oh, I’m still the underdog battling it out with all of this paperwork and running around. Hello, 2:21 a.m. and I’m still working! How are you? But I will def celebrate when the apartment is mine and I can breathe again. That will be a good day ❤

  2. Wow it’s crazy that real estate moves like that in NYC. I knew the city was cutthroat, and I remember seeing a How I Met Your Mother along those lines, AND reading a book that said the same thing. But it’s weird to hear that it’s ACTUALLY LIKE THAT. I know it’ll be worth it once you’re all settled, though. 🙂

    • Dude. It’s 2:00 in the morning. This is the second night this week I’ve been working past 2:00 in the morning on this stuff (and I saw you were awake that first night on Twitter, too!). Yeah, NYC real estate is actually this hardcore. But you’re right – everything will be totally worth it once I’m living large in my sweet new home. Cannot. Even. WAIT.

  3. Continuing to send good thoughts your way regarding your apartment!

    I’m so jealous that you’re part of a board gaming group. I LOVE board games. What’s your favorite?

    • This board gaming group is intense. They don’t play my fave games like Parcheesi and Sorry! and Clue. These guys play games I’ve never even heard of, like Puerto Rico and Ticket to Ride and some zany thing with five million components that literally takes seven hours to play. There can be 20 games going on at one time that no one’s ever heard of. Amazing how many games there are in the world. I’ll document this weekend and do a blog post with more info. They’re the most fascinating group of people!

  4. dang, susane, don’t overexert yourself too much! and good luck. the paperwork process sounds beyond stressful and gah. very exhausting. yet exciting!
    and i love your
    boyfriend aka apartment
    HAHA!!!! omg that’s ME TOO. l always talk about my boyfriend casper, aka my dog. Did you know that the breed maltese (species of dog casper identifies as, yo) originates from………Malta? whaaaa??? whoa!
    i don’t know why, but when i read that on wiki i laughed forever. haha it’s probably not even funny, but i googled malta and it’s as big as, like, 10 grains of salt.

    • Actually, I’ve been to Malta! It’s super tiny, has lots of history, and no air conditioning anywhere except in the movie theater. I was there one August and it was like 120 degrees every day. No way to cool off except in front of random ancient fans. Strictly old-school. So Casper is old-school by default 🙂

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