7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #31: Featuring Frank Dormer’s Mummy

h1 October 7th, 2007 by jules

Hi, everyone! Eisha and I are at the 1st Annual Kidlitosphere Conference this weekend. Woo! So, we’re not around today to leave our kicks, but you’re still welcome to leave some if we aren’t already getting to know you in Chicago.

Frank Dormer, whom we’ve featured before and who created our wonderful Mad Tea Party image (just for us!), sent us this mummy for this week’s kicks list (it actually is on the front page of his site). For the record, Frank knows a lot of us aren’t around right now, reading blogs, but if you are here, please do leave your kicks — and we hope that everyone who is in Chicago this weekend visits 7-Imp later this week to see this fabulous mummy.

Today is the first Sunday in October, so we’re gearing up for Halloween with this spooky (and lovable) guy.

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By way of explanation for any new folks (who we hope will leave their lists), our weekly 7 Kicks list is the meeting ground for listing Seven(ish) Exceptionally Fabulous, Beautiful, Interesting, Hilarious, or Otherwise Positive Noteworthy Things from the past week (whether book-related or not) that happened to you.

So, let’s hear your kicks, even though we’re not able to leave ours. We’re actually both flying back to our respective homes today, so we can read the lists a bit later. We can try to leave our own, too, which will probably both be . . .

  1. Going
  2. to
  3. the
  4. First
  5. Annual
  6. Kidlitosphere
  7. Conference!

Until then . . .

18 comments to “7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #31: Featuring Frank Dormer’s Mummy”

  1. 1) Julie is home safe.

  2. Wow, is everyone at the conference? I am consoling myself about not getting to go by posting my list.

    1. My cousin had a healthy and beautiful baby girl! I’m sad that I won’t get a cuddle while she’s still a baby but so happy for my cousin and her newly enlarged family.
    2. My partner got a great full-time job!
    3. Neil Gaiman was funnier and more articulate than ever.
    4. It is very sad that this is exciting, but our landlords FINALLY installed basic bathroom fittings so we have a toilet roll holder. Yay! Fingers crossed for the TV antenna, the last thing left for them to do.
    5. Someone at work gave me fresh eggs from her chickens, which made very yummy omelettes
    6. We went to Hampton Court Palace yesterday, which was one of those places I’d always wanted to go. It was great, especially as I kept being reminded of Jerome K Jerome.
    7. Um, I’m making potato bake for dinner?

  3. Emmaco, I’m not there, either! Hmm, so my kicks:

    1. We just sold our car! No more car payments! (Now we have to find a cheaper replacement…)
    2. Both kids seem to be over whatever crud they had all week.
    3. I finished knitting and felting a fabulous purse
    4. I got my column finished early.
    5. It’s been a low-key weekend and I’m feeling energized for the week.
    6. Mmm, home-made pita bread.
    7. And muffins!

  4. Hey, all, I’m home! And it was a blast! I wish to goodness you two could have been there. But there’s always next year…

    So, this week:

    1* I applied for a job I really want, for once.
    2* I got a much-needed haircut, and I love it.
    3* My husband sold his car (hey, lot of that going around!)
    4* Friday was the husband’s birthday, and we had a great time in a low-key way.
    5* Had a safe flight into Chicago.
    6* Met a bunch of great people and had a fabulous time, on top of getting to hang out with Jules.
    7* Had a safe flight back.

    And now I need a nap… But for those of you who are interested, Mark of Just One More Book!!! has posted some conference photos on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=kidlit+conference&w=93663762@N00&z=t&s=rec

  5. Hi, Emmaco and Libby. So glad you came to visit. Congrats on the fresh eggs and bathroom fittings, Emmaco. Isn’t that all we really need in life? Fresh eggs, a toilet roll holder, and some love?

    Libby, you should post a picture of that purse. I love to see those hand-made creations.

    I probably won’t list kicks here; there are too many from the conference. Meeting way, way more than 7 fabulous people. I will try to post my conference photos here tomorrow. Why not? I got quite a few, but I really am lucky I have any at all. I’m really bad about whipping out my camera at events like this, but I actually remembered to and do have some. Mark’s photos are great, too. I just took a gander at them.

    By the way, if I had as much energy in my entire body as Mark and Andrea seem to have in their little pinky fingers, why, I’d be set for life. They are DYNAMOS. Whippersnappers. Woo!

    Thanks again to Robin for the event. It was much fun. I already got my nap; I cuddled up with my nearly-two-year-old and napped with her. Enjoy your nap, E.

    Until tomorrow . . .

  6. Eisha DOES have beautiful hair.

    It was great to meet you Jules and Eisha…I hope I can meet the rest of you next year!

    Yes, the conference takes up this week’s kicks and more.

  7. This weekend was so kicky that I didn’t even mind sitting on the tarmac for 45 minutes waiting for a gate to open up after we landed. I just sat there and re-read everyone’s bio and marveled that I had been there with all those fabulous people.

    Hugs to you both, j & e.

  8. Ditto to what Kelly said (Eisha’s hair and the fact that the conference takes up the whole week’s worth of kicks). J&E, it was so great to meet you both (and Kelly, and Sara, and everyone else who isn’t back yet to comment here). I already can’t wait for next year!

  9. This wonderful weekend — and arriving safely home to our daughters, of course — was all seven kicks for me (and maybe next week’s too).

    It was way too great to meet you all! The weekend was way too short! Seems we just get started and before you know it… and all that.

    Can’t wait til next year!

  10. hey wait a minute… I just read that whippersnappers comment……


    I’m sure this word has a much nicer meaning where you live. So … thanks!

  11. Ah, see, look at Andrea, and how she really took to heart what MotherReader said about signing coments with your blog name. Just in case anyone thought all we did was hang out and take photos… we really DID talk about blogging in a serious way.

    I loved meeting all of you. You’re all such excellent people, so unique, and so passionate about what we’re doing. It was a privilege to spend the weekend in such good company.

    Um, and, thanks for the hair comments. *blush*

  12. Oh heavens, yes, Andrea. I meant “young one” — very energetic, dynamic.

  13. Yeah, that’s how I’ve always heard it used too – usually about a kid who’s precocious and energetic. Weird.

  14. Well, then, thank you, Jules! My husband is young, does that count? And I included my site name in my comment just like Pam (er.. MotherReader) taught us to, so I guess I qualify for precocious too. So whippersnapper works fine.

    Great to meet you both!

  15. We are home safe. Dinner with friends and lots of rain here.
    The weekend is my 7 kicks. Such a blas to meet everyone. More later this week on my blog.

  16. Things that started: 31 Flavorite Authors and The Cybils
    Things that continued: Contract, contact, and callback
    Things that made me happy: Being offered a role in a show and being a part of SA

  17. For the record, I also covet MotherReader’s gorgeous tresses.

  18. Jules, I did post a picture of the purse, but at my non children’s lit blog, http://midlifemama.blogspot.com

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