Sorry about that last vague, bitter post about Feast and Ball. What happened was this: I spent the whole day getting dolled up, and then didn't get asked to dance by anyone except for a guy who only danced with me because the chick he REALLY wanted to dance with wasn't available.
So the drama-drama-drama wore me down until I remembered that a dance by any other name still sucks as bad.
And now it's summer. Hi, summer. How are you? I've mostly been working at Red Hanger, sleeping, reading, adding to my book and DVD collection, and tutoring this kid in Algebra.
As for hanging out with people, I've been hanging out with Sally, Frederick, Jim, and Adelaide; Felicity, Gemma, Pippa, and Miss Moore; Miss Marple and M. Poirot; Matilda; Ralph, Jack, Simon, Sam'n'eric, and Piggy; Silas, Eppie, and Godfrey; and Montmorency, Scarper, Vi, Fox-Sellwyn, Frank, and Tom.
Yep. I'm a loser. All those are fictional characters. From (respectively) The Sally Lockhart Mysteries by Philip Pullman, A Great and Terrible Beauty Series by Libba Bray, Agatha Christie's mysteries, Matilda by Roald Dahl, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Silas Marner by George Eliot, and the Montmorency series by Elenore Updale.
And on days where I get sick of reading, I write little blurbs where I meet these characters!
Yep. Loser. Bless my soul!