Some fun news to share: I finally met one of my/our Blogger Buddies.
...whispers: You're real. You're really real :)
In February, I posted about a free writer's conference (called W.R.I.T.E) that I planned to host during the first week of December.
Although the event was eventually cancelled, (it's hard to get over here - I understand!) I had the pleasure to meet Nancy LaRonda Johnson, and her sister who travelled to O'ahu for a vacation this past week.
I met the sisters at the airport and we hung out for a little bit before I drove them downtown to their hotel.
|Nancy and some bald dude with a cool T-shirt|
The sisters apparently had a great time while on the island and the picture above is of Nancy and I throwing some shakas down near Waikiki Beach.
Thanks for the memories, Nancy, and for the signed copy of your latest book, SALTED WITH FIRE. I really appreciate it :)
Speaking of memories, I did - BOSTON STRONG, baby - complete my tenth and (perhaps) final marathon last weekend, too.
Thank goodness it wasn't my first - as my race number (2571) and associated time chip - did *not* register, so there is no official record of me in the system !!!
There is, however, photographic evidence, but as I am way too cheap to spend $70 on a half-dozen pictures, the link is here.
(If the link doesn't send you direct, type "Koopmans"; "2571" and "Honolulu" as needed.)
(If you want a real laugh - and see my best impression of a Walking Dead extra - enlarge Photo 146561714 (first picture on the third row.)
That one still cracks me up :)
PS: My time is somewhere between 6:05:00 and 6:11:00, so I'm going with my "official" time of 6:08:00 :)
Finally, I'm so looking forward to 50 States of Pray.
I can't believe Christmas Eve is only four days from now, so have a great weekend everyone - don't forget those last minute gifts and "see" you Tuesday :)
Here's a Bing Crosby version of a Christmas classic - and no, it's not that song!
Mele Kalikimaka, and aloha :)