Friday, March 21, 2008

patting myself on the back 8 times

Ahh, I did it. At 4:04 in the morning, I finished my new novel. At first I was a bit dismayed as 4 is a particularly unlucky number in Chinese culture (my book has a lot of Chinese symbolism and superstitions interwoven in it) but then I remembered double 4 equals 8--a very, very lucky number! So I am taking it as a good sign.

So, as a reward I am tempted to do one of the following:

1. buy myself an iphone
2. book myself an hour long massage
3. buy myself some pretty jewelry

Really, I am tempted to do all three, but I think budgetary restraints will force me to go with the last option. Who knows, though? I'll decide after I get some sleep. 8 hours of it.


Susan Sandmore said...

iPhone, iPhone! (As if my vote counts for anything). Only don't clean it with a wet-wipe. Lisa Yee taught me that.

leith said...

I woke up this morning to my wife crying a little bit. And I wondered what the heck was going on she had been reading your book the year of the rat.
My daughter Lucy had made me buy for her, having been born in the year of the rat.
It seems you and my wife are dopplegangers. From taking vacations where your Dads played softball to feeling uncomfortable about FOB friends in high school. food Taiwan..., mom whacking your hands.
Im sure she will write you too
Thanks for sharing with my girls.

carterbham said...

I just got an iphone two days ago and I'm loving it!

Kathy Weller said...

I vote for the iphone!! Congratulations!!