Friday, February 24, 2012

Weekend Sillies, Skydiving, and Book 'Em NC

Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes last week - do you know what I did? My husband surprised me by taking me indoor skydiving!


If you’ve never been, it is just incredible. We were first time flyers, so we got t-shirts and a video. We were only supposed to get three turns each in the tunnel, but our instructor treated us to a fourth (since it was my birthday) and shot us both to the ceiling three times. We dropped five stories in total freefall! I can’t wait to go again.

This weekend I am attending the first ever Book 'Em North Carolina in Lumberton! We have a meet and greet with the other authors Friday night, and I’m looking forward to old friends and meeting a few authors in person for the first time.

I Can Has Cheeseburger recently switched formats, requiring folks to become members in order to access the html coding for the pictures. I didn’t have time to mess with it this week due to Book ‘Em and a seminar to teach, so this weekend you get my own cats being goofy. They do it so well, too.

Boing!

Why is everything upside down?

Ah, essence of badminton birdie...

Dear Lord, I'm covered in cats!

Don't shoot! I surrender.




20 comments:

Laura Marcella said...

Your kitties should be on the LoLCats site, Diane! they're adorable.

Indoor skydiving looks so fun!!

Have a great weekend, Diane!

Jai Joshi said...

Your own cats are adorable!

And Happy Belated Birthday! You sound like you had tons of fun.

Jai

Matthew MacNish said...

Hah! Your cats are just as good.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Laura, it was so amazing!

Thank you, Jai.

Thank you, Matthew.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Not sure I could handle the skydiving. Your cats are funny though!

D.G. Hudson said...

Cats are so creative, and a few of them love being photographed. Great shots! Makes me miss my cat.

That skydiving indoors sounds like fun.

DL Hammons said...

I'm so jealous! I've always wanted to do that and came really close once in Las Vegas. *sigh*

Johanna Garth said...

Indoor Skydiving!! I want to do that!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Wow! The indoor skydiving sounds like fun, and it avoids that whole dilemma as to whether a person reeeeally wants to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. Your cats are every bit as cute as the lol cats.

nutschell said...

I love your kitties! Bet they keep you company when you write!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

They are stars. Indoor skydiving sounds fun!

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Love the one with its hands up. :) Looking forward to meeting you tomorrow!

Helen Ginger said...

Your cats are just adorable. And as cute as any of the others.

I've never done the indoor skydiving, but it sounds thrilling!

Jan Morrison said...

Good grief, I've never been so envious! I want to do this. I wonder where the closest place is? Ha! Far, I bet. I want to know more - please write more about it!!!!! Happy Birthday Fly Girl!
xxoo

Jemi Fraser said...

Your cats can more than hold their own with LOL cats!! :)

The indoor skydiving sounds like a blast!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Jan, I was surprised there was a place within a couple hours of our home.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

You are a brave woman. I'm not too fond of heights, so I'm too chicken to try it.

My daughter wants a cat (so do I). My husband doesn't. :(

Ciara said...

I want to go indoor skydiving!!! I'm so jealous. :)

Stephen Tremp said...

I saw a pic of you and Elizabeth over at her blog. Great picture! Maybe one day I'll meet a blogging friend too.

Tamara Narayan said...

I love the "Don't shoot" pic. Aren't cats the best form of entertainment?