Tommorrow? Monday? That means he'd have to leave...now. So in a mad panic, we booked a ticket and hotel (I'm sorry, but I hope the Spurs lose in the basketball playoffs because they are making hotel prices skyrocket) and before Robert could say, "Happy Birthday!" he was gone on a plane.
But upon reflection, it was a great birthday gift--the best I could've gotten. I'll be leaving on Sunday as originally planned, so the party is still on. But it's a bon voyage party solely for me now! Oh well.
So in the meantime, I'm keeping myself busy with my party preparations.
It's going to be great--the Horn Book is going to try to podcast parts of it(I have a secret desire to spike the punch and have them record scandalous drunken gossip), the books and dolls probably will be there (though that has not been confirmed, I guess I scheduled a bit too close to the release date--things aren't really released on the release date, did you know that?), and I am making chocolate rats (in honor of The Year of the Rat, the ARC I'm putting in the bags) and blue chocolate roses (in honor of my girls here) for the goodie bags (though I may give up after a while and just start filling with M&M's).
So, you're coming right? You must be, because I have 98 who RSVPed yes! I better start making cupcakes.
P.S.: Some people have asked me if they could bring anything; but for my birthday, in lieu of gifts,I'd love a donation to Robert's Snow/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. There will be a donation tin at my party for your convenience, as well as the raffle for the original painting (I'll pick the winner at around 3:00 pm). If you are only coming in spirit, I'd be extremely thankful for this present.