Most of my weekend was spent working. I had to write 5,000 words in 2 days to meet my quota. Since a comfortable pace for me is 1,000 words a day, this was pushing it. My forearm hurts this AM. I think I'm getting carpal tunnel. :( I also had to start going through the galleys of Boys that Bite.
The good news is that I was able to accomplish it all. :) And I was able to go out on Saturday night.
As I mentioned before, Activity Director had approved my application to attend Hallo-Scream at the Bayside Expo center. It was awesome!! There were 3 Haunted Houses and a haunted museum. The actors were great - really freaky with excellent costumes. And I think they loved having 3 giggly, screaming girls clutching onto one another as we made our way through the rooms. They really got into scaring us to death!
They also had a cool pumpkin carving exhibit. Here are a couple of pics. (Click for larger image)
At one point this guy with a videocamera filmed us going through the haunted house and then interviewed us afterwards. I, for some reason, thought it would be funny when the guy asked me how the haunted house was to say, "It's Spooktacular!" In hindsight, that was a really, really stupid move. Especially from someone who works in TV and should know better than to speak in cheesy, promotional soundbites. I just know I'm going to end up on some commercial next Halloween that gets replayed every ten minutes on every network in Boston. So I now have about 11 months left before I have to leave the city forever or die of embarassment. :)
Yes, my life gives me so much fodder for my books...
After Hallo-Scream we went to this new bar called MATCH. It's on the corner of Newbury and Mass Ave for those of you who are familar with Boston. It was great! Trendy and cool with a great atmosphere and vibe. Their specialty is mini-burgers (so cute!) and martinis. I would totally go back in a heartbeat and recommend it to anyone looking for a hip Boston bar. (And I am very fussy about my hip Boston bars, just FYI.)
Anyway - this week is probably going to be uneventful as I have to write and do galleys every night after work. But it'll be worth it in the end. As my agent said, "What, you don't expect to have a life, do you?"