I got a comment on my last lj post from Frederic Clement, the author of The Merchant of Marvels and the Peddler of Dreams, one of my all-time favorite books! I can't tell you how thrilled I am! As if commenting weren't enough, he sent me 2,341 smiles. From Paris, even. (The postage must've been murder.) I intend to start giving them out to everyone I meet as soon as possible. He also left a link to his blog, but it's, naturally, in French. I found a French-English online dictionary, so maybe I can muddle my way through it. I'm not even sure how he found me, but I can only assume it was through my listed interests.
*points* firelion made me a new icon! Isn't it great? The quote is one I picked up online (probably from a list of sigs) and I think it's so appropriate considering the state of some fanfics today.
I actually did something productive today -- I baked a cake. Butterscotch, if you're curious. If anyone wants the recipe, just let me know.