Sunday, April 13, 2008

Peanuts (though not Purple), Perambulations and Poetry*

(*with aPologies to Peggy Atwood....)

Silas found the Stellers Jays' peanuts last week.

He liked them. Apparently peanuts taste very good with a side serving of yellow duck boot.

As a result, I put him outside on the deck with his partner in crime. He felt the need to protest.

Please note these windows had been washed the day before by my dear friend Johnny, who loves washing windows and does a Very Good Job.

However, Silas likes to leave his mark.

When the howling didn'twork, he tried a fetching smile.

And when that didn't work....

he ate a chair.

Does this expression look apologetic to you?

Silas is thinking of taking up acting.
In addition to mournful expressions, I believe he'll be a natural at chewing the scenery...


Had lunch in Bellingham yesterday with the SiWC Contest Assistants Rose Holck and Kathy Chung. (Rosie has another blog here, too. A blog-a-minute, that girl!)

The business part of our meeting went like this:
"You in this year?"
"Of course."
"Oh, yeah."
Not much standing on ceremony, I admit. But the contest is coming again, naturally, and the deadline will be September 5th this year. Check out the SiWC site for details.

The non-business part of our meeting was pretty fun, too. But since my camera was sitting on the kitchen counter, ready for dog-crime-scene documentation, I forgot it for the trip to Bellingham, so you'll just have to take my word for it.


And finally...

I just had word that Vancouver's Poet Laureate is launching his latest book. I met George McWhirter at SiWC last year, and he is a charming and highly accomplished writer. I LOVE the cover for his new book THE ANACHRONICLES, published by Ronsdale Press. If you are able to wish him well, you may do so at the Our Town Cafe (245 East Broadway, Vancouver), on Tuesday, April 22, from 7:00–9:00 p.m. This event is being held in conjunction with BC Book and Magazine Week.

Congratulations, George!



Rose said...


ROF,L! That Silas is a sweetie.

I had a great time with you and Kathy. I just wish I could've stayed longer! Next time I'll make sure I don't have to run off. I especially love that our business chat was conducted in the parking lot. There really wasn't much to discuss since great minds think alike, eh? {g}

I'm glad you found my booze blog. (I completely forgot to mention it at lunch!) {g} It's been fun. I am awaiting DH's contribution. He promises a riveting article on his favorite brewpubs while on the road. I told him to go visit Granville Island.

And congrats to George McWhirter! I really enjoyed him at Surrey.


kc dyer said...

Hey Rosie,

I love your booze blog! Lots of fun. It was GREAT to see you!


A Novel Woman said...

HAHAHAHA!! Sarah and I cracked up at the dog adventures. Believe me, we also sympathize.

Sounds like a fun lunch!

kc dyer said...

Dearest ANW,

That Silas likes to keep everyone entertained, all right. Especially if one likes picking up chewed detritus and cleaning windows....


Lottery Girl said...


Those doggies are so precious! My little Mo was very destructive, but when you only weigh six pounds, there's not much you can destroy.

Love to you and Kathy and Rose!

kc dyer said...

Hey Steph!

Precious isn't the first word that leaps to my mind...

And they weigh 80 lbs (Seamus) and 50 lbs (and still growing) for Silas.