Tuesday, October 25, 2005


Since I have good friends in Florida who get slammed by hurricanes every year I can't really justify complaining about a bunch of rain and wind up in Boston. But at the same time it's sooo annoying. How come we never got a normal New England autumn? You know, where you go and pick apples and drink cider or peep at brilliantly colored leaves while wearing cute orange cashmere sweaters? Why did it go from 80 to 50 in one day? What happened to the sun? Does it not like us? Is it off sulking somewhere because when it was hot and sunny I was complaining about that?

Okay, fine. I'll shut up. :)

But actually...while I'm complaining ... I'm not so happy with Depeche Mode either. One of my favorite bands as a teen -and now they have a new album out and are hitting the road on a worldwide tour. Great, right? Well, I just realized they are NOT PLAYING IN BOSTON. They are playing everywhere else in the universe - including foreign countries I wasn't sure even existed! But not Boston. What's up with that Dave? Martin? You have loyal fans in Boston. We bought all your albums. We wore all black for you. Why won't you come see us? The closest venue is in NYC in December. Which is not really close at all. I am very disapointed. :(

On a more positive note, you know that charity anthology Bewitched, Bothered, and BeVampyred I mentioned the other day? Well, I've been asked to contribute a short story in Volume 2. This time proceeds will go to breast cancer research. Lots of top romance authors involved and I'm very honored to have been asked.

Back to complaining about the rain...



Karen said...

Wow, gratz on getting invited to the anthology! Great news!

Don't worry, you'll be able to complain about snow and ice soon enough I'm sure. Then you'll be wishing for grey and 50...

Dorothy said...

Congratulations! That's great news, Marianne! Oh, you're not alone about the weather. Here in Virginia, it's the same. I used the "inside" time to turn a spare bedroom into my new office!

Sharon said...

I liked Depeche Mode too. Definitely my kind of music *g*

And if it makes you feel any better, here in south texas we went from 80-90 degrees to mid 40s for lows. Heck, the people around here break out the parkas if it dips below 60.