I just got back from a great trip to Houston. This morning, I was the keynote speaker at the terrific Mom 2.0 summit. I had so many interesting conversations there – lots of new people, a few people I already knew, and several “virtual” friends whom I’d never actually met. It always startles me for a moment when an email address or a Twitter avatar presents itself in the form of an actual person.
Last night, I gave a talk at Blue Willow Books. They served champagne and cupcakes, to set a happy mood, and in honor of the clutter-clearing first chapter of my book, someone who works at the store brought in an assortment of outdated cocktail napkins so they could be put to good use — and clear out her pantry. Her napkins boasted the themes of Halloween, Valentine’s Day, and, yes, no kidding, Happy Graduation 2006. It was so satisfying to use them up. I have similar piles of napkins in a kitchen drawer, and now I’m inspired to do something about that.
One Houston highlight: driving by the statues of “Mount Rushhour.”
* In a book group? If you’d like a copy of the reading-group discussion guide for The Happiness Project, just email me at grubin [at] gretchenrubin [.com]. (Sorry to write in that odd way; trying to thwart spammers.) Just write “reading group guide” in the subject line. I’ll send it right off.