I admire women who can wear heels

day two. have acquired a pair of wicked stilettos, made by these people. have also acquired a gym membership for the week. we had our first adventure last night, which involved getting locked out of the hotel and wandering til 4 AM — easy to do, since things actually stay open here until very late. the convention officially starts tomorrow. the institute where we´ll be speaking has a banner up promoting the show. it was the largest font i have yet seen my name in.

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  • kathmuse
    October 10, 2005 at 1:57 pm

    Personally, I stumble about like Herman Munster.


  • vj_pdx
    October 11, 2005 at 4:50 am

    Damn, girl, I hope yer taking pictures! Can’t wait to hear all about it.

  • anonymous
    October 12, 2005 at 3:40 am

    Hello Sara,

    My name is Veronica and I am married to Jeff Hughes, who is somehow a cousin of yours (his grandma Ryan is related to your father, perhaps?) I am from Gijon and most of my family still lives there. I saw in the local papers that you are in Gijon for the week and I wanted to let you know that you do have some very distant in laws there. Please let me know if you would be interested in having coffe with them. I am in New York state, but my brothers
    live in Gijon. My e-mail is and my brother Pablo can be reached at If you want to try to get together with them, e-mail me and I will give you his cell phone number. Enjoy Gijon, it is a beautiful city.


  • anonymous
    October 12, 2005 at 8:21 am

    Wow, Sara, you bought a pair of stilettos! We should get all dressed to the nines and go out for a cocktail when you come back to Portland. My regards to Mr. Leiber, as always. I cleaned my apartment this weekend and came across a mug that he autographed for me years ago. I bet I could get $2 for it on EBAY.


  • anonymous
    October 15, 2005 at 8:18 am

    My name is Mikal. I live in North carolina. I just thought i would tell you that i love your book ‘Emperess of the world’. I can relate to Nicola because i am always analysing everything. It gets me in trouble sometimes with my friends and all, but i am trying to work on that. I Just thought that i would tell you That you have created a masterpeice.
    -Mikal{the girl}

    P.S. my email is: