Where do all the really cool writers hang out when they’re in New Ross, Nova Scotia?
So maybe Jan Coates and I are only cool in our own minds, but we did have a pretty good time at Vittles the other afternoon.
I was asked earlier in the day what vittles meant by someone much younger than I. Okay, so I guess I’m just old (I still remember those episodes of the Beverly Hillbillies) or else I’m a red neck— or maybe, just maybe, a bit of both–because yes, I know what vittles means. Please tell me you know what Vittles means..
So what are the top five things that really “cool” writers talk about while at Vittles.
3: The treeing industry (If you’re in New Ross this time of the year, it’s all anyone talks about.)
2:the government, and all the ways they have of annoying writers.
1: A nacho loving squirrel with an affinity for guitar cases. (Sorry Jan, I couldn’t resist!) Dang it wish I had a picture of that squirrel!
I bet you thought that writing would be number one. Actually, it was writing and I’m just being silly. We discussed Jan’s new book, “A Hare in the Elephant’s Trunk” as well as my own book, and what’s on the horizon for both of us. (All those things you’d expect writers to talk about.)
Here’s Jan outside Vittles. I promise, I was there too, but someone had to take the picture.
Thanks Jan for a lovely, silly afternoon.