Yes, it's that time of year again! November's Super Fancy and Thankful November Blog!!!
So then, let's be bold (lazy) and work without an outline, shall we? First up, but not necessarily in chronological order, I went to St. Louis to speak/teach at the Missouri SCBWI. However, we got purposely sidetracked and ended up at the most marvelous City Museum!
The museum is a defunct shoelace factory that was artfully re-imagined . . .
And here we are swinging from ropes, participating in the ball pit, and enjoying a peaceful train ride . . .
Then there was this . . .
There's even a ferris wheel on the top of the building . . . oh! Look what I spy. Why, it's Katie Wools, illustrator and Lisa/Dan wrangler . . .
So then, since we had a dinner to attend, we ate GOOEY BUTTER CAKE. Nom nom nom, this local favorite isawesomelywildlygood!!!!
The next day, it was off to the conference. Boom! Boom! Boom! There was a high school marching band competition happening at the same time. Same place.
But did that bother my students? Nope. They looked so happy . . . until I made them revise and revise and revise and revise. Well, I was teaching a class in revision, after all.
What's that? Lunch. Dan made a lemon bar chocolate brownie sandwich. Yum.
Soon it was time for my closing keynote speech. Awww, all these people raised their hands when I asked, "Who would give me 70% of the payout if you won the lottery?"
Sigh. Because I refused to share, my students reacted badly . . .
Later, we checked out Chuck Berry's Blueberry Hill which looked sort of like my office . . .
Before the airport, we hit (as in pigged out) Ted Drewes for frozen custard . . .
When it came time to head home, we saw a TV celeb -- the man with the baseball cap. Hint: One of the dads from Modern Family, the one who sells real estate, Phil.
Back in Los Angelese, it was all about Marvels & Monsters: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, 1942-1986 . . .
We admired the graffiti in the LA Arts District . . .
And we so totally admired our Mexican Chocolate Pie from The Pie Hole . . .
That's not the only great food we had in November. Look, it's a bunch of authors and illustrators having brunch (you know who you are) . . .
Hey! Did you get your Harry Potter postage stamps yet? I did, They're really cool, but controversial . . .
I gave a couple of presentations . . .
. . . while Peepy and teacher Mike Cohen disagreed over what to eat for lunch -- salad or GOOEY BUTTER CAKE . . .
HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE!!!
(The lovely fruitful turkey created by editor Elizabeth Law's mom, Betty.)
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