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I'm Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

Okay, so you didn't know I'd been gone but regular readers (I have a couple :( ) know my last post was made on Mother's Day and here it is almost Father's Day. Almost a month without posting! What?!?!
Where have I been? Well obviously not online. Facebook actually sent me a message informing me that I was missing out on important stories my friends were discussing! Seriously!
I hope I still live in a world where if there is something really important going on someone will pick up a phone, and if not call, at least text.
Anyhow, our move into the city was so much more labor intensive and stress inducing than we bargained for. Downsizing from a 3 bedroom house with a garage in the 'burbs to a 1 bedroom apartment without a garage in the city is no easy feat! That and some of the family stuff like my mother's death really threw me for a loop.

But we are mostly in and mostly settled and loving our new hood. It's a five minute walk to Whole Foods and Trader Joes, L.A.'s famous and historic Farmer's Market as well as the trendy Grove. I've been thrilled to continue attending a writing workshop that used to be an hour drive minimum; now it's ten minutes!

And this past Friday I put my Mother's Day gift from my son to work. Since we moved so close to the L.A. art museum, Russell bought me a membership so I can go whenever I want. Mark and I took our beagle Charlie for a stroll through the LACMA grounds; I wanted to pop in and see the exhibit California Design before it closed. They were having a free jazz concert outside, with food and wine vendors. People were lazing around on the grass where a lot of folks had brought picnic suppers. Mark and Charlie sat on a wall enjoying the music and the ambience while I ran in and checked out the exhibit. They had a very cool recreation of the Eames House. You weren't allowed to take pictures of the house but I found the one above online.


On the set of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” were (from left) Christian Shuster, Christopher Visser and Tripp McMillian             PHOTO BY CHRISTIAN SHUSTER

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/06/07/3647788/civil-war-re-enactors-in-abraham.html#storylink=cpy
So all of this is very non-book and movie related BUT I did receive an email a few days ago from,
a writer for the Kansas City Star. Her name is Lee Hill Kavanaugh and she was working on a piece about several of the Civil War re-enactors who helped make the film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter based on Seth Grahame-Smiths book. She read on my blog that my husband worked on the film - He DID! - and she asked if she could interview him. As an Assistant Director, Mark doesn't get interview requests very often so he got a kick out of it! Here's the link to the finished article in the Kansas City Star.  Civil War Re-enactors in Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.  Pretty cool, eh? I saw HBO's first look on the movie (that's my hubby's back yelling "CUT") and it looks really exciting to me.