Last week was great for generous industry guests and relatives. First, Robert McCullough came by to talk about Appetite, and brought along enough free copies for everyone. Wanted Smitten Kitchen, but so did the three people who got to the from of the room before I did. Epicurious is just fine too.
Lara Smith from D&M came by to talk about production editing, and brought enough dummies that I took home the fanciest one. Maybe I should have left it in case the dimensions matched someone else's project, but I have never been so excited to have a book with nothing in it.
I'm trying to decide whether I should get everyone to write in it or I should keep it pristine forever. Tough call.
More importantly, a lovely card from one of my two favourite brothers, with something special inside that allows me to do just what the card says!
And last but not least, a wonderfully meta Canadian magazine.
So of course this calls for a present to myself: on personal recommendation from the gents at the Harbour Centre BCLiquor, where maybe I'm becoming too much of a regular customer.