Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Adventure #4: I Can Make You Love Me

(Above: Collecting frog spit can be challenging.)

Yeah, I know. The Year of Adventure has gotten off to a rather slow start. Here's the problem . . . I may have mentioned that I recently had an idea for a great new book. Well I've been outlining the opus for the past week or so. And once I get into a project, I find it hard to tear myself away. Particularly when the project is as awesome as this one. Let's just say that I've always wanted to write a ghost/horror story. (I read The Shining when I was 10, and I haven't slept with the lights off since.)

But I have every intention of getting back on track with my YOA. So this week, I'm going to have TWO adventures. Tomorrow, I shall be attending a lecture/food tasting at the American Museum of Natural History (quite possibly the greatest place on earth). The topic? APHRODISIACS: MYTH OR REALITY. Questions I expect to be answered include: If I sprinkle a little frog saliva on my favorite recipe (tuna casserole), will I seem irresistible to my dining companion? When concocting a philter, are there any good substitutes for rhinoceros horn (since I would NEVER, EVER want a rhino to come to any harm)? And how can I use what I learn to take over the world for the good of all mankind?

Don't worry. I'll tweet the answers. (Though possibly after the lecture. Might be kinda rude to type when I'm supposed to be listening. And I certainly don't want to miss anything. We'll see.)

Then, this weekend, a friend and I will be setting off on another fabulous adventure. The details haven't been ironed out yet, but I'll be posting about Adventure #5 soon!


MsellWrites said...

Not being able to tear yourself away from a project you're excited about sounds like a good problem.

I look forward to hearing about the new book and your two adventures.

Anonymous said...

Sounds awesome! I can't wait to see the book! Once I start something I can't stop too. I get the same feeling. Have fun on your adventure. It sounds fun!

Kitty said...

Frog saliva o____o I never knew frogs had saliva... Btw have you seen people sprinkle salt on frog legs? :D

Anonymous said...

Wait, so it's not a new eternal ones book? :(