New BFF!

New BFF!

Jayne alerted me to this review Tara Marie posted on her site, and I just wanted to make sure all my relatives were alerted to it, too. Read it carefully, especially the part about “wonderfully witty” where you can linger quite a while if you like, but go all the way down to her random thoughts. Where you will see, I hope, that other perfectly normal people agree with me about the mayonnaise and chicken and also about the 11-year-olds and cranes. (Although, to be honest, I must admit that it never occurred to me there was anything out of the ordinary about the 11-year-old and cranes until I saw it from Sébastien’s perspective. After all, it’s not like she just got thrown behind the controls of a crane on her 11th birthday. She had been practicing for a couple of years before then.)

I’m just pointing it out. It is not one of “Laura’s little quirks” to worry about these things.

And I’m sure, if she had had the time, she could have noted a lot of other things about me that were normal. A whole long list even. She probably could have gone on forever about all the ways I was and am right and normal during Blame It on Paris, except maybe she was too busy. She is a Mom, after all. Moms are always busy.

  • Hi Laura:

    I am just finishing up your book — it’s hilarious. It took me a while to realize that it was not fiction because it was in the fiction section at the bookstore.

    You reveal yourself slowly in the book — at least that was my take — and I liked you (and Sébastien) more and more as I read more (and more).

    And yes, you are wonderfully witty. I hope more books are forthcoming.

    January 18, 2007 at 10:54 pm
  • Thank you, Mimi! I only had a second to glance over your blog this morning, but it looks YUMMY. So yummy, in fact, that when I do the truffle contest where everyone else has to send ME truffles instead of the other way around, you have my permission to be the first to enter. 🙂

    I shall investigate more this weekend. And perhaps try some delicious recipes. I did see you were going to Paris, so I promise to tell you my favorite place. I save it for people who tell me I am wonderfully witty. 🙂

    January 19, 2007 at 9:58 am
  • Oh! I have just discovered that you have another blog called French Chocolate Kitchen. That’s for those interested. This is too good to be true. You can definitely enter my truffle contest. In fact, could you pretend to be an adoring fan and send me ALL your experiments? Just don’t send them via my agent or editor because, you know, if they smell chocolate…you really don’t want to test some relationships to their breaking point.

    If you do, I will even tell you the best ice cream maker in Paris, which I don’t tell to ANYbody, even though if you follow the clues in my book you can find it. Still, I don’t usually mention the name, except in a whisper: I just feel it’s best to keep it a treasure hunt, so the lines don’t get too long.

    January 19, 2007 at 3:28 pm
  • dee

    Oh, I am so on to you. I see how you are, getting other people to send you truffles!
    Well, I guess you deserve them. After all, you DID send some to me. And I thank you for them. And I want more. What can I say? I’m selfish, not witty. So there. ;P

    January 24, 2007 at 12:03 am
  • And here’s another review from someone who read Tara Marie’s review.

    January 24, 2007 at 12:44 pm
  • Thank you, Jayne.

    January 28, 2007 at 1:22 pm