Busytown by Jolisa Gracewood

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Busytown: Sorry About That, Chief

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  • David Haywood,

    Jolisa,

    Thanks for all the hospitality on the weekend, as well as your kind comments on my forthcoming collection of words (I will pay you the bribe money as soon as I get my next salary payment from Public Address).

    And, wow, the machine in your photograph is uncannily like my book-scribbler-o-tron, except that it doesn't show the giant syringes that penetrate into the operator's brain (via their eyeballs).

    Yes, we like to think of Bob-the-baby as a reformed character these days. Although he did have a relapse on the way to Newark airport yesterday -- an entire hour of solid screaming -- which reminded us what the bad old Bob was like.

    Very impressed by your tonsorial skills, incidentally...

    Dunsandel • Since Nov 2006 • 955 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Jolisa, you have my undying devotion for the namechecking of Gerald McBoing-Boing.

    Also, the intense cuteness: it burns.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3623 posts Report Reply

  • GemmaG,

    I'd just like to congratulate you on reaching "Page 100 of 100" in your Public Address archive! Way to go big sis xxx

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Oh, the curls, not the gorgeous golden curls! I miss them so much.

    And I note that despite your glowing testamonials re young Master Robert, he is unconscious in that photo (something that oddly doesn't diminish his resemblance to his father).

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4327 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Thanks for putting those photos in, Jolisa. It's nice to put faces to the boys antics.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3121 posts Report Reply

  • Don Christie,

    And the results - I’ve had a preview -- are seriously exquisite. A collection of essays you will be proud to own, and to purchase for your friends and relations.

    Good. Did he say whether it would be out in time for Christmas?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1615 posts Report Reply

  • Venetia King,

    Reading this earlier today made me laugh so hard I could barely breathe. I was glad I'd gone home for lunch as it's not a pretty sight... Thanks, you cheered me up no end after a rather trying morning.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 103 posts Report Reply

  • David Haywood,

    Don Christie wrote:

    Good. Did he say whether it would be out in time for Christmas?

    Barring terrible disasters, my book should be out by the end of November/beginning of December. I'm advising all buyers to lower their expectations before reading.

    I'm hoping that we'll have a book from Jolisa shortly after that.

    Dunsandel • Since Nov 2006 • 955 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    I'm advising all buyers to lower their expectations before reading.

    Before reading but after buying, right?

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7320 posts Report Reply

  • Deborah,

    What beautiful children. All three of them. Almost as beautiful as mine, and that's saying a lot! :-)

    There will be a trans-Tasman release of that book, won't there, Dr Haywood? Please? Or am I going to have to wait until we head back to NZ for a few weeks after Christmas?

    Manawatu City • Since Nov 2006 • 1296 posts Report Reply

  • Kerry Weston,

    Hooray! So pleased Mr Haywood is publishing a book, I'm very taken with his style. It shall be requested for my xmas stocking.

    Manawatu • Since Jan 2008 • 494 posts Report Reply

  • David Haywood,

    Deborah wrote:

    What beautiful children.

    I must say that you're certainly an excellent judge of beauty, Deborah. Yes, the lads have boldly seized the torch of NZ's international reputation for beautiful people (as previously carried by Lorraine, Rachel (patron of the Rachel Hunter Lowland Gorilla Fund), Jemaine, and Bret).

    There will be a trans-Tasman release of that book, won't there, Dr Haywood?

    Oh yes, it will be available internationally on Amazon and via the Public Address Books website (probably the best option for you as postage will be cheaper to Australia).

    Kerry Weston wrote:

    It shall be requested for my xmas stocking.

    Ha! Our sales-thugs will be paying your nearest and dearest a visit at dawn on the day the book goes on sale. I shall instruct them to be as persuasive as possible (within the limitations of the UN convention on human rights, of course).

    Dunsandel • Since Nov 2006 • 955 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    Thanks for all the compliments on the delicious children. It is amazing what you can do with photoshop and/or a soapy flannel.

    Bob, on the other hand, is unretouchable. I can testify that he is spectacularly gorgeous (if something of a wimp).

    Emma, my boys are jealous - your guy has a room of his OWN??

    Oh, and Danielle, check it out:

    Boing!

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1408 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Emma, my boys are jealous - your guy has a room of his OWN??

    Yes indeedy. What you need to explain to them is that my boy has a sister, not a brother, and while they shared a room until Boy was about six, we really couldn't have kept it up.

    So, y'know, one of them should have been a girl. They can work out which one among themselves.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4327 posts Report Reply

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