Thursday, August 23, 2012

How to Celebrate a New Book

 Okay, we're pretending it's the 60s.  Since this is the timeframe my eBook DARK FOREST http://tinyurl.com/6mu5k74 revolves around. 

I don't know about you, but the 60s made a big impression on me.  I loved how my mother looked in her wool dresses and aprons, cooking roast beef or beef strogonoff for dinner, cigarette burning to a long ash in the ashtray set on the dishwasher next to the stove.

The pink bowl there with the corn curls in it is from our house on Audubon Street in Spokane, Washington in the 60s.  I easily could have worn the dress I'm wearing.  Look at those big green flowers, and did you notice my earrings.  My hair, looked it up on line, is done rather straight.  A sixties flower girl do.  I generally wear my hair curlie, since it is naturally curlie, what do you expect?

My mother was a smoker, so I pretended to smoke as a kid.  Candy cigarettes and paper rolled into a tube filled with talcum powder.  My idea was to blow out and the puff of my breath would make a puff of smoke.  Sick, isn't it.  But creative...yes that's me.  Creative.  Anyway, as you can see from the photo, I'm holding a candy cigarette...which are no longer dabbed with red at the end, to simulate the burning tobacco.  Yikes, we've become so PC. 

My book DARK FOREST is a series of short-shorts based on things that happened while growing up.  We had weekly air raid sirens that sometimes went off by mistake.  We had to hide in the school hall, our heads pressed against the lockers.  I was so afraid we'd have atomic war and I'd be the last person left on earth.  I was sure that living in a hovel of rock, searching around for a bit of food, would be far too much for me.  I was only 10.  10 year olds shouldn't be so frightened.

The book launch was lovely...hot weather, good food: pigs in blankets, onion dip, potato chips, doublemint gum, corn curls, cheese and crackers, and deviled eggs.  Screwdrivers where our drink of choice with pink flamengo stir sticks and Chocolatinis...Rock Hudson's drink of choice.  Total fun.

What is your most fun idea for a party?  Let me know the theme, the food, the drink and the attire.  Be sure to invite me.  I'll be there! 
Nancy
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3 comments:

Unknown said...

Girl! You do know to party:-)

Love, you are so creative and full of fun.

Cha cha

Flower Power said...

Oh, by the way, I've never been a smoker. Although I was raised with smokers...which is probably why I'm allergic to cig smoke. Cha cha...

Flower Power said...

Oh, by the way, I've never been a smoker. Although I was raised with smokers...which is probably why I'm allergic to cig smoke. Cha cha...