Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator ~ Debbie Dutchess ~ ~

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Best Day Ever...

It's Saturday, and I'm finally posting after a bit of a hiatus.

A dear friend stopped by Pier 1 the other evening concerned because I hadn't posted anything for a while. We talked for a while, and she mentioned that she was going to hear Nicholas Sparks speak Friday evening, and asked if I would like to go. It just so happened that I did not have to work, so I started my day by spending time in my craft room working on some projects ~ nothing ready to post yet ~ but soon. Then, I met my friend and we went to McAllister's for a sandwich, before heading to North Central High School, to hear Nicholas Sparks speak.
If you're not familiar, NC is a very large high school, with a huge auditorium. It was packed.

Nicholas Sparks was very enjoyable to listen to. He talked about how he came about to write his first novel, and get it published. He has a fantastic sense of humor. I laughed and cried while he told us where he got his inspiration for some of his other novels. They are based on some real event from his life. I think that is why I enjoy them so much, because I know that the basis of the story is real. After his speech, he did a book signing. When I saw the length of the line, I thought we would probably be there until midnight! We were not. It went fairly quickly, so we only had to wait about an hour. He chatted a bit with each and every person whose book he signed. I took my favorite ~ Three Weeks With My Brother ~ I commented that I would love to take the trip that he and his brother had taken, and he said that this was his favorite book. If you haven't read any of his books, I highly recommend any of them.

To top the night off, we stopped for ice cream. Neither one of us had been to Cold Stone Creamery before, so we decided to try it. It was delicious!

Thanks again April, for inviting me, and treating me to ice cream! I used this title just for you!

Hope you all enjoy this first weekend of Spring!


Cindy said...

What a fun thing to get to do!!! I'll have to read that one. Isn't he the one who wrote The Notebook and maybe The Wedding?

Lisa Dorsey said...

Sounds like such a wonderful night Debbie. I have read one of his books but not the one you mentioned. I will have to read that one.

I am going to miss you but I will keep up with your blog. Take care sweetie!