The Sunday Salon: Back from New Orleans
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Another MIA week around here but hopefully the last one for a while, since I have a couple of posts written and scheduled to go. For whatever reason, I have been in a writing mood yesterday, not that I am complaining. So I got a couple of reviews done and ready to go.
Last week, I was in New Orleans up until hump day for a trade show as an exhibitor. Being on your feet for three days in a row can be killing. I wore nice comfortable running shoes all three days, but there were women who wore heels throughout - the pointy variety. Now, I like how heels look on a woman's feet - so graceful and elegant. But you won't find me in a pointy pair, even if my life is on the line. So it baffles me completely when I see someone wearing a pair of heels when they have to be either standing or walking for a good portion of a day, never mind three days.
When I wasn't at the event, I was at a couple of customer events. It wasn't until the evening before I was returning that some of us got to go and walk through Bourbon Street. Yep, this place was as crazy as they say it is. A few times I had to pretend to not have seen err, certain things. The food in New Orleans was amazing. The seafood options were incredible. Every restaurant there considers itself either Cajun or Creole.
The Mississippi River was another beauty. I was lucky to have my hotel room face the river so every morning, before the mad rush of the day was to begin, I spent a good few minutes gazing out into the river and watching a few cruise ships make its way to dock.
On the reading front, I finished Jojo Moyes's One Plus One while at New Orleans and possibly loved it even more than I did Me Before You. Or maybe as much. I can't decide. I am still reading through Stephen King's On Writing. The guy certainly has a lot of good ideas regarding writing a novel. I have about 50 more pages to go so I may finish it today. I've also started reading Hwee Hwee Tan's Foreign Bodies, which is set in Singapore and so far riveting. What are you reading?