Although the word "launch" implies backwards counting, a huge explosion and blasting through the earth's atmosphere, this event won't include any of that (unless you're into metaphor). It will, however, be just as spectacular (and a tad less noisy).
That's because not only will you partake in some nibbles and vino, you'll mingle with the one and only Irish Hungarian (that's me) and get a sample reading of The Irish Hungarian (that's the book). As for spectacular, dig what Michael Heaton, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Minister of Culture has to say about The Irish Hungarian.
(psst: you should really click that link--really.)
That all of this will unfold at Local Girl Gallery isn't just icing--it's an extra large fluffy dollop of buttercream frosting. Because this place will fill you with Extreme Cleveland Love. The gallery is brimming with arts and crafts made by, well, local girls (and guys). I'd love to tell you exactly what you'll find when you amble in next month, but the shop's inventory changes all the time depending on who's creating what in and around the fabulous North Coast (today's pix were taken in November 2007).
Odds are you'll find something funky or hip at Local Girl and that it will be the right price. You might even find that one object that simply takes your breath away and you absolutely cannot live without. I promise you'll find a copy of The Irish Hungarian, which, incidentally IS PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (can you tell I sort of dig that?) and will run you fourteen clams.
(Yes, it will eventually be available online. Hold your horses already!)
To my old buddies, I'd love to see you. To the buddies I've yet to make, I'd love to meet you. To my online buddies I've never met in person, well, finally saying hello face-to-face would be wonderful.
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