. . . so here are some brief updates from Camp Kayla Pongrac:
1. George Ezra's song "Budapest" is fantastic. I tagged it on Shazam on March 7 (it's true) and forgot about it (sad, but true), but the good news is that it's back on my airwaves and topping the charts:
2. I finally got my mom to drink Pu-Erh tea. This is quite an accomplishment, considering that she told me repeatedly that it smells like "horse hay." It's an acquired taste, yes, but it's one of the best teas you can drink. Aged for 15 years in China's Yunnan province, this tea is quality stuff. I buy mine from this lovely place in Pittsburgh called Biddle's Escape, which happens to be one of my favorite coffee/tea shoppes in the world.
3. PROUD BIG SISTER ALERT: My sister Chelsey is featured in today's Daily American. You can read about her by clicking here! :)
4. My Carly Simon-inspired piece, "Nobody But You," was published by Mixtape Methodology on Monday. It received 32 re-blogs or likes or whatever (can you tell I'm not a Tumblr user?) on their site! *Flattered!*
5. Where am I going? Good question. The answer is "away from my computer." I'm going to try to write the "old-fashioned way," using pen and paper. And then I am going to read--a lot--and then I am going to live--even more--so that I have some new material, some new words to bend and twist into shape over the next several weeks.
6. My chapbook is finished (!) and I've got another exciting project in the works that should be ready by September/October. Hint: I'm working with a local artist to produce something that I'm quite sure hasn't been done before. Stay tuned!
If you feel inclined to contact me via my website while I'm away, I would love that more than you know.
Be back soon,
Fiction, poetry, and all that good stuff . . .