How do you celebrate the great things in your life? Me? For me, when something great happens, I want to share it with my family. Take this week for instance...
My new Quickie for Ellora's Cave, Getting Naughty, released this past Tuesday. What better way to celebrate than to hang out with my daughter. We decided to spend the day downtown in Chicago. And, it just so happens that they're filming Transformers 3 here!
We started off with a quick snack and beverage at Millennium Park's Plaza at Park Grill restaurant. It's such an odd thing when your baby is old enough to have a drink with you!
Then we moved on, taking a walk down Michigan Ave. As we approached Wacker Drive, we noticed barricades blocking the road, and when we looked down the street, all we saw was chaos. Movie magic chaos, that is. I snapped a few pictures, but we were pretty far down from the actual filming. Some of them turned out pretty good, though.
And of course we had to do a little shopping -- just a little. I got a little bummed at one point, though. We'd gone into the Hershey Store so I could pick up some of this amazing dark chocolate that I'd bought there before, and they don't have it anymore! I think I actually got a little teary eyed. Nah, I'm just kidding.
By that time, it was getting to be near five o'clock. No way were we going to tackle rush hour traffic, so hmmm, what are we to do? I know! Stop at this great little Mexican restaurant and have an early dinner! This is a tiny place, with authentic cooking and really great (strong!) margaritas. We lounge around there for a bit, getting stuffed, then decide it's time to head back to the car. Of course, we have to stop and watch the filming again for a bit on the way. I'm a little sad as we get into the car, but we both agreed it was a great day and that we have to do it again, and soon. Although next time, we're thinking of heading to the beach. Why not, right?
So that's how I celebrated the release of Getting Naughty. If you haven't had a chance yet, stop by my website or Ellora's Cave and check it out. It's a fun, naughty story bursting with heat!