I'm hoping to actually do some writing today on the YA novel -- I ended up not only finishing McKinley's Sunshine yesterday (lovely and well-written, but it's not The Hero and the Crown, and I suspect I'll be forever disappointed with her work as a result, which is totally unfair to her, but what can you do? This one will go over well with Laurell K. Hamilton fans (and possibly Kushiel fans too)), but also reading Hamilton's new Meredith Gentry novel, which really just seemed to be about accumulating more men for Merry to have sex with. Which is fine. I'm very tempted to just go back to the bookstore today and read more, because there's a new Guy Gavriel Kay out in hardback!!! But I will be strong, and wait 'til tomorrow.
Tonight, my sister and a friend are coming for dinner, and we'll be doing some experimental cooking, mostly from Ming Tsai's Blue Ginger cookbook. Some sort of grilled shrimp appetizer (either his pesto shrimp or the Epicurious coconut shrimp with peanut sauce), served with mango martinis. Pho (a vietnamese soup with fresh herbs and chili and rice noodles and really good beef sliced thin). Grilled duck with candied pecans, pear chutney, and sweet potato puree. Vanilla creme brulee. Yum. I might have to spend an extra hour at the gym, though. :-)