Launch Numero Uno of A Very Plain Young Man is history. (Stay tuned for Launch Numero Due at University Book Store Bellevue on Saturday, June 28, at 5:00 p.m.)
A special thank-you, as ever, to Ms. Margo Engberg, proprietor of the Engberg Assembly Rooms, as well as of the scrumdillyumptious Pinkabella Cupcakes, of which these below made a representative appearance:
|Yes, they taste as good as they look.|
Q: Is A Very Plain Young Man available on Kindle and Nook?
A: Yup. Click here for Kindle or here for Nook. Tell them the Bone sent you. (Inside joke for fellow Mariners fans--the few, the proud.)
Q. Can I get the recipe for orgeat lemonade?
A: You've come to the right place. Here is my proprietary recipe, gleaned and massaged from other internet research:
Orgeat Lemonade (serves many and can be doubled)
Behold the ingredients:
1 box unsweetened almond milk
14 ozs sugar
1/2 tsp (generous) almond extract
1/4 tsp orange extract
19.5 ozs lemon juice
Bottle of club soda, chilled
Combine syrup ingredients in a large pitcher, stirring to dissolve the truckload of sugar. To make a serving, put a few ice cubes in a cup. Measure out approximately 2.7-3 ozs of the syrup mixture and pour over the ice. Fill the cup the rest of the way with club soda.
You'll notice in VPYM that Elfrida is found at various times partaking of lemonade or orgeat. Now you can sip right alongside her!
Q: What was the name of the dance we learned?
A: That would be Auretti's Dutch Skipper. As mentioned in previous posts, look for it on YouTube or in the Gwyneth Paltrow Emma at 1 hour, 18 minutes in.
|My not-exactly-period '60s maxidress that I got for $16!|
|Second corner, two-hand turn!|
|Leading up the middle|
|Gettin' jiggy wit it|
|1st couples leading down|
|Waiting for Mr. Right in a borrowed dress|
|Debating whether to bring Danelle again, since she always wins the prize drawing|
|Linda shouting dance tips from the sidelines|
|No dripping candle wax here|