Tuesday, July 15, 2008

story stuff

A day of roller coaster emotions was Monday.

In other words, yesterday I was all woman.

Had a massive LC from me and Klo's Sunday drink-wine-a-thon at the bush bar dive in Craighall. Next time we'll do it on Saturday. Or maybe in a venue where gerry attrick barflies aren't hunched over the bar counter.

But I also received some wonderful news concerning my book. It's going to be out at Christmas time. Officially. Word. That alone made me emotional. It's going to be a surreal journey methinks. But I think I am ready and prepared for what could come of it. It's already been one helluva journey, and I'm a little terrified and completely excited at the same time.

I went out with My Friend for a celebratory tomato juice.

On the short story front, I am part of Tales With A Twist.
It's a short story competition, involving 6 female writers – and I am very privileged and honoured to be one of them.

Each week, the stories unfold in five parts, with a major twist at the end. Mine hasn't been put live yet, but I'll definitely let you know when it is. If you like my story, I'd be most grateful if you popped me a vote. Winners are chosen by the public.(More here)

So, in the event you do like my Twisty Tale, and you're feeling generous with the left click on your mouse, send one my way.
Again, if you strolled up to me in a bar/the supermarket/a parking lot/at an off license, and said “Peas, I voted for you,” I'll personally kiss your feet. Even if people are watching. And if that's your thing, of course.

Right, self story promotion over. For now.

I've booked the sex toy lady for Friday. All she needs is a table, she says. All we need are some classy cosmopolitans. And Safe Cab.

Doc arrives back from a two month sojourn in the States this week. I'm so excited. I haven't seen my pal in so long, and I have really missed his mug around. He's gonna love what I've done with the Bollywoods.

And a franulum is the thing that attaches your tongue to the bottom of your face.


tyrone said...

Morning Peas

What if the person that voted for you has hairy toes?

Or what if toes isn't his / her thing? What if his / her thing is:

a) That lovely part of the foot in between the the two middle toes?

b) Sweaty belly button

c) Hairy armpit (Sweaty)

d) Rated 18SL



Anyway, congrats on your book - that's awesome news! Must be a very excited young lass?

I've been to the bushveld. Twice actually. You'll notice it's proximity to the suit-hire place... It's quite the de-stress-venue when you've been to a fitting for your best mates wedding. SHO!

Nothing like a pint in the bushveld to do away with those my-best-mate-is-getting-married-oh-my-God-what-does-this-mean-am-I-getting-old-am-I-next-am-I-ready-for-marriage vibe!

Especially when you see those married gerry attricks on their 5th pint at 11:00 in the morn.


Peas on Toast said...

tyrone - why hello there my dear!

OK in answer to your questions:

1) Hairy toes: would they actually take their shoes off in a parking lot?

a, b, c & d: yeah, you've got me. It all depends how amazingly hot that person is. And if I'm feeling whimsical. Or had too much red wine. ;)

Thanks about the book - I am terribly excited! :)

Yip and the Bushveld is right next to that Tobs place. I've actually hired something from there myself.But HELL it's a stereotype if you've ever seen one, innit? Barflies at 11:00am...Klo and I promised each other we would never let each other marry one of these men.

Not that this should be a promise, because it won't happen in a million years. Pretty scary.

kyknoord said...

True, it is a good word and unlike "scrotum", you hardly ever get to use it in polite conversation.

Peas on Toast said...

But Kyk, the word 'scrotum' makes my franulum tingle.

tyrone said...

Oh come on Peas. You know you think they're hot. Just think about the smell of stale beer breath you could have every evening.

Or you could look at it this way - you won't have to see them much or do much with them so you could have a young toy boy to keep you entertained while you spend 11am-cliche's money.

Anyway, frenulum, scrotum... Vajanus?

tyrone said...

Oh, and I'm sure we've all taken off a few things in parking lots before?

And what's this about whimsical-Peas?

Peas on Toast said...

tyrone, hahahah :)

Even if I was at my most desperate, I'd like to think I still have standards. Of some sorts. Doesn't that make me...whimsical?

Or is it...frigid?

Vajanus? Good God! hahah

Lisa said...

so so proud of you, my lovely friend!

leez said...

Congrats on the book. Finally.

As loyal readers do we get discount?

Peas on Toast said...

Lisa - thanks my darling, thanks so much! xxx

Leez - hahaha, depends - would you come to one of the launches? ;)

Nessers said...

A Book!!!! Well done there. Is the anatomy lesson at the end of the post going to become a regular feature grin?

Peas on Toast said...

Nessers - thanks babe :)

Tomorrow I'll tell you what 'banurate' means.


leez said...

would consider it if we got goodie bags with one of your custom scarves.

Peas on Toast said...

leez - if you promise to wear my scarf whenever you go out. Then we can talk :)

Billy1177 said...

Love the Tales idea, looking forward to seeing it unfold. Congrats on the book! I await with grubby paws.

Spencer Eggworth said...

gosh, all this chatter about nuts and guavas is making me quite hungry.

Peas on Toast said...

Thanks Billy! :)

Spencer - why hello there! Yes, it's essential you get your omega oils. ;)

Peas on Toast said...

Thanks Billy! :)

Spencer - why hello there! Yes, it's essential you get your omega oils. ;)

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