In my post-tour slumber, I forgot to mention that the boxed set of the Uglies trilogy came out yesterday! You can buy it for about $26, and a little over $17 at Amazon. In addition to the delicious slip cover, it includes one special feature: a glossary of ugly slang and bubble-speak written by me.
But check this out: Justine and I went up to the Bronx today and met some awesome kids from the Gear Up program. On our way back, we ran into a dry ice spill on St. Mark’s Street!
Some delivery truck had dropped a bunch of frozen carbon dioxide (aka dry ice) cubes into the gutter, setting the rain water bubbling and boiling.
People should do this sort of thing more often.