Yesterday, I did a reading at the Friends of the Little Tokyo Library author recognition luncheon. I read, "Valley Girl's Memories of Far East Cafe," a piece I wrote for Nanka Nikkei Voices (http://www.kuidaosumi.com/JTwriting/fareast.html) . It was published in a book I helped to edit, "Little Tokyo: Changing Times, Changing Faces." I was a little nervous, but I figured it would be ok. There were about 70 people there, mostly a Nisei (2nd generation JA) audience. It went pretty well, although I had to speak loudly since the sound system wasn't really working. I got a lot of laughs and some very nice compliments. If you want to buy a copy of the book, which features over 50 writers, let me know.
Then after that, I went to NCRR's discussion with three American Muslims, and their perspectives on Iraq. It was pretty informative, although the room was very hot, so it made it hard to concentrate. Plus, I was so tired. I went home, Tony made me some pasta, and we watched "Keep the Kid in the PIcture," which was a pretty good docu-movie about film producer Bob Evans. I fell asleep on the couch early in the evening... saw a little of the Carol Burnett reunion thing, although I slept thru most of it.
Today, I went to Mi Piace in Old Town Pasadena to have lunch with Minna and Alyce. I have known Minna since the 3rd grade, when she came here from Taiwan, and I met Alyce in college through Minna. Alyce and I were roommates for about a year in the early 90s. We hadn't seen each other for over 5 years since Alyce's wedding, and 3 months ago, we got together for brunch, and decided to schedule a get together every quarter. It was nice to catch up and visit. I had a great smoked salmon and cream cheese frittata, it was yummy. After lunch, Alyce and I did a little shopping. Our next get together will be in Santa Monica in September.
Got home about 3:30 pm, and flopped on the couch, exhausted. Did some crocheting, took a nap till about 7pm, watched some TV, and here it is, Sunday night. Wished we had cable because they're not showing the Laker games on TV! Sucks. Anywhoo, that's the rundown on my weekend of feeling a little run down.
Oh, I'm still deciding if Blogger is the place for my blog. After a week, I was already bored with the colors and format. Stay tuned.