Just a couple (if you don't include Evan Lysacek doing the tango and the Yankees winning their home opener and the upcoming appearances of Adam Lambert on American Idol).
I was too tired yesterday from The Great Scooter Battle to announce that we have sold the Brazilian rights to Life As We Knew It, the dead and the gone, and This World We Live In to Editora Bertrand Brazil. This is the first time any of my books will have been published in South America and the first time any of my books will have been translated to Portuguese. I am muito feliz. I'd be muito excited except the online English-Portuguese dictionary couldn't find excited. But I'm more than feliz to be feliz.
Another truly excellent reason to celebrate is that today is the official release date of Listening Library's audiobook version of This World We Live In, read by Emily Bauer. I don't have my copies yet, because apparently Listening Library doesn't release anything until the official release dates (or at least not anything to me). Presumably today, they sent off my copy, but probably not to me. I think it goes to my agent first, and then to me. Le suspiro (that's French/Portuguese to add a true note of class to the procedings).
Quite possibly any number of people will have heard Emily Bauer read TW before I do, but then again, any number of people have read the German version of LAWKI, and I still don't have my copy. Admittedly, I won't read it when I do get it, but at least I'll learn how to say "Lisa is pregnant" in German. If I'm ever sent the German LAWKI audiobook (read by Stefanie Stappenbeck), I'll truly learn how to say "Lisa is pregnant" in German.
There's a thin line between celebrating and whining. One that I'm more than happy to cross!