Rock and roll book tour...I wish...

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Hello friends--

Well, here goes. I'm doing the final bit of packing and planning for the big West Coast book tour for Firefly Lane. I've brought a camera--I'm told I'm supposed to post pictures along the way--but frankly, I'll be amazed if I can A): remember to bring my camera to events and then actually use it, and B): figure out how to post them to this blog once I've supposedly taken them. Then again, I've learned how to blog and that seemed impossible a month ago.

I know I should be chatting about Firefly Lane, but to be honest, I'm totally interested in the Oscars right now. In case you haven't noticed, I'm a popular culture junkie and the Oscars are my Mt. Everest. Every year I obsess about the various categories and make sure to see as many of the movies as possible. I also host a party for my similarly obsessed friends. We all get together early, drink champagne, nibble on whatever is put in front of us, and watch the entire thing, from red carpet to closing remarks, on the edge of our seats. We have a guessing pool going--and honestly it is not easy to win (some people do heavy research)--I really think this is my year, although the best way to win is actually to see NONE of the movies and base your decisions totally on hype.

Of course the fashions are the most fun. So, I hope you'll all join me in hoping that the writer's strike is ended in time for the ceremony (assuming the writers get what they deserve), so we girls can gather together in rooms all across the country and stare at the beautiful people. :)

FYI: my favorite movies of the year are, in no particular order: Into the Wild, No Country for Old Men, Juno, and the Bourne Ultimatum. Favorite performance by an actor: Daniel Day Lewis; by a supporting actor: Javier Bardem (although Tom Wilkinson rocked it, too), Favorite movie overall: Into the Wild. What about you guys? What am I forgetting?

So, now, enough about that and onto work. I'm heading out to the ferry, so I can leave my beautiful peaceful island and embark on this book signing adventure. I have loved hearing from so many of you about Firefly, and I really hope to meet some of you along the way. If not, I promise to try to make you feel as if you were there...



Aloha,
Kristin

9 Comments:

Blogger april said...

We're definitely into the Oscars though not really into movie-watching. The husband has won our informal pool a zillion years in a row. I did win two years in a row in like 2000, but it's rare. I saw a couple of the movies - Michael Clayton and Juno - of the Best Picture contenders. We both loved Juno. I liked Michael Clayton but maybe not as much as the rest of the world. Still, George Clooney is a handsome man.

Your party sounds like fun. It's rough because it's a Sunday so we don't often have any takers for a party. Maybe some day.

The husband and I both do research. I get Entertainment Weekly ever week and we surf online. I often vote for my favorite where the husband votes for who he thinks will win. He's much more objective which helps him.

February 10, 2008 at 7:25 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

Welcome to blogging!

Before I had two little kids, I used to be just as Oscar obsessive and would make sure to see as many nominated films as possible. Now I'm lucky to see one movie a month (and most likely not nominated ones). I did hear that Atonement is a wonderful movie (and I loved the book when I read it in December) so I hope that it does well.

February 11, 2008 at 5:46 PM  
Blogger The (Mis)Adventures of a Single City Chick said...

Hi, Kristin! It was so great seeing you again last night at your Third Place Books book signing for Firefly! I'm very anxious to start the book, and as usual, you managed to thoroughly inspire me both through our chat before the signing and your insight as you answered questions about your writing process and how you relate to your books on a personal level.

As for the Oscars, I always watch them, especially for the red carpet parade of beautiful gowns, as well as those rare chances the camera will catch someone's inappropriate reaction to losing or slip up during a speech. ;-) However, this year I will no doubt miss them, as my birthday falls on Oscar day. Nice of them to hold their ceremony in my honor, though. ;-)

Christina Arbini

February 12, 2008 at 12:50 PM  
OpenID booklady said...

Yet another person who has said that Juno is wonderful! If it came to our theater (which is unlikely) I missed it, so now have to wait for the DVD release. I hear it's well worth it, though.

Have fun on your tour!

February 12, 2008 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Naomi said...

We're not as much into the Oscars at home. The Husband can't be bothered. He's a guy's guy. *sigh*

But at work we do a pool and whoever gets closest to guessing the winners walks away with the pool. I haven't seen all the movies this year so it's going to be hard for me. I still want to see Juno and No Country. Loved Bourne Ultimatum!

I have Firefly Lane at home, waiting for me to start reading it. With life being it's lovely busy self I'm holding off for next week when I can start it and not worry about having to skip an evening or two. *g*

Hope you're having a great tour!

February 14, 2008 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Hey Christina! Thanks so much for coming to the signing. It was really wonderful to get a chance to chat with you and Kelli. You two are definitely serious writers and I know you're going to find your way on this crazy career path. Perhaps the three of us and Kim can get together in San Fran?

Have a great Valentine's Day...
aloha,
K

February 14, 2008 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

April and Stephanie--I hope you both get a chance to at least watch them this year. I know how tough it is to do absolutely anything with little kids and husbands running around, though. :)

Happy Valentine's--
k

February 14, 2008 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

April and Stephanie--I hope you both get a chance to at least watch them this year. I know how tough it is to do absolutely anything with little kids and husbands running around, though. :)

Happy Valentine's--
k

February 14, 2008 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Booklady--thanks for daring to join the discussion!--and Naomi--

Those DVD's will be out darn soon and we'll all get to see the movies we missed. I'd love to see Juno again. I don't expect it to win best picture, but it was a lovely little film.

And thanks for buying Firefly, Naomi. I hope you enjoy it.

aloha,
K

February 14, 2008 at 12:10 PM  

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