Being a hermit‘s a cakewalk when you open your door and get presented with something like this:
Yup, I’m a certified genius, the certifier being The Stranger, Seattle’s famous (make that infamous) alternative weekly. The cake is sweet notice that they’ve given me a 2011 Stranger Genius Award. Which is way cooler than I have words for.
Now all I have to do is live up to it and produce, um, a work of genius. I’m thinking the chocolate might help…
Great big happy-for-you congratulations!
Hey, how did gravatar hijack me?
You have worked hard to earn your chocolate reward…congrats!
I love it. Well deserved. A tasty prize indeed. Yay Lesley! ~ T’m
“The Stranger Genius Awards is a cross between the MacArthur Grants and Publisher’s Clearinghouse: Every fall since 2003, we have given a check for $5,000 and an obscene amount of attention to four artists and an arts organization…”
No sweat You are already doing that on a weekly basis! How totally cool
would love to get a cake like that..
num num congrats L :))
My name is Azad Ibrahim and I am from Sri Lanka. Can not remember when, but one of my friends sent me a link of your talk at TEDx. I was mesmerized by your speech and ordered your book, After the Prophet. Needless to say, every time I read it, I am reduced to tears. But I do have a problem in ordering your other books. I would also like to know if I can pre-order the book your working on now (The First Muslim). I wish you all the best with your work and may you finish it quickly!.
Thanks Azid. Sorry, but no pre-orders on The First Muslim yet, since publication will not be until late 2012/early 2013.
You’re very cute Acid dental Theologist! 😉
I like the “acid dental,” but “cute”? Moi?
Just seeing this now — better late than never. Congratulations. Lesley.
L- You are absolutely the coolest ‘muscular agnostic’ ever!! Hearty – sweet – congrats! Well deserved. Makes us miss Seattle, despite our cool hangout in NM.
Carol & Tim
What a photo, what a cake, what an …..er er appetite. HP & team
Hey there HP and team — glad it ticked your chocolate fancy. Here’s the glam version: http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/lesley-hazleton/Content?oid=9936684
Absolutely outrageous – both you and the cake! Congratulations genius. Rosy
I thought you’d be interested in something. A young Bosnian author is going to be a U Bookstore on November 7, 7pm. His first book was just published entitled Shards. I picked up a copy at a Bosnian organization’s annual meeting in St Louis recently. After seeing you speak and reading your books I just have a feeling you’re really going to like his writing.
Also met Alexander Hemon who is in the same organization and picked up his new book, Love and Obstacles. So gifted.
Thanks Mary — can’t make the 7th, but will read his book on your recommendation.– L.