Garden of the Gods is at the north end of Colorado Springs—if you have a car, great; otherwise, take a bus from Union Station (Denver). The area around Denver’s Union Station is pretty nice—the station itself is now a hotel and shops/restaurants. And! And! No one has mentioned the Tattered Cover yet! Great indie… Read more
Very interesting; thanks for the reply!
Subtle, polite redirecting may be your best bet, early on—that is, if you feel they're being maternal at all. I belong to a women's mystery-writers group, and am much younger than the rest of the crowd. It was a little strange at first, but now they know I'm another sixty-year-old in the body of a… Read more
My husband (Czech) celebrated Mikuláš as a kid, and this is the first year our two-year-old will get in on the action. :) Of course, because I suck as a parent (and because I was preoccupied with planning our kid's birthday party), I forgot to buy chocolate today, so Mikuláš is either bringing a sad box of raisins,… Read more
I can't help with the early contractions part, but if it's any consolation, I was having contractions in a taxi near Columbus Circle at 9 am and managed to make it to a hospital downtown (near the LES/Chinatown) in about 25 minutes. Longest 25 minutes of my life, but yeah. TinyS was born shortly after noon. Short,… Read more
I slept on our foldout Ikea sofa a lot, this summer, because it was too hot in our bedroom, and it was surprisingly comfortable. The mattress isn't as soft as a bed mattress, but it could really work, depending on what your taste is in mattress softness (and whether you love/hate Ikea). It's really easy to unfold,… Read more
I'm so sorry. :( Loss of a living being, and part of your family, is loss—whether they walk on two feet, or on four. It's not silly at all to miss them.
You can also get them at Dean and Deluca, if you're near New York (same painful price, though, if not worse).
I didn't make it to the end of that review's first sentence before my editorial bullshit meter went off.