Fun Stuff We Found on Pearl Street

By Piper Bayard

Last week, I had the pleasure of a visit with historical fiction author and publishing attorney Susan Spann. So what did we do? Well, we went shooting, of course, but we also made a stop at Boulder, Colorado’s home of the funky and eccentric. We fit right in. Here are a few things we found at the Pearl Street Mall.

First off, a hat. Don’t tell Best Selling Author Kristen Lamb. It’s her Christmas present. 🙂

Then we came across Fifty Shade of Bacon.

And in case you want a pickle with your bacon . . .

After all of this Bacon Spotting activity, Susan was left with a Frozen Smile.

We also found kitchen gadgets with uses we could not discern.

Me and Gene Simmons, right?

Fifty Shades of Pastry?

And we thought cat hair was useless once it fell off the cat.

An interesting conjunction of cookbooks.

And here’s Susan, embracing the spirit of Pearl Street. Watch for her debut novel, a ninja historical fiction mystery, due out July 16, 2013.

What fun things have you found on vacation?

All the best to all of you for enjoying your surroundings.


26 comments on “Fun Stuff We Found on Pearl Street

  1. Reblogged this on EditorEtc and commented:
    From original hippie commune in the 70s to current tech startup haven, Boulder’s Pearl Street is a walk of fame in its own right.

  2. Jenny Hansen says:

    That’s a whole lot of bacon products… You go, girls. 🙂

  3. ROFL!! What in God’s name would people do with that bacon stuff…insanity! I love it. We used to have a couple stores in our small city that carried some of the most insane stuff. Alas, both have since closed so now I get my freaky product on shopping online…LOL!!

  4. Gummy BACON? I can’t stop laughing! 😆

  5. Julie Glover says:

    Crafting with Cat Hair? I wish I could have read that book proposal! Great stuff.

  6. I have to say, you must be really fun to going shopping with! 😉

    Were I to receive any, I promise, you can have all my bacon products.

  7. EllieAnn says:

    haha! Cow ninja. And cat hair? How can you even spin something that short?

  8. I don’t know whether to be in awe of a person crafting with cat hair, or completely disturbed.

  9. Jess Witkins says:

    Only you, Piper, can so well leave me speechless. Just. wow. That’s. All.

  10. Nothing is more fun than Pearl Street Mall in the fall weather! (so jealous)
    Oh, the cat hair – not surprised there’s a book – people have been spinning and weaving using cat hair ( and dog hair) for a long time……serious yarn people know (and you were in Boulder). Rabbit hair is mainstream popular, right?
    (Still, personally, the thought of wearing it makes me itch)

  11. Tami Clayton says:

    Such great finds! My favorite has to be Crafting with Cat Hair. Seriously??? I will really be sad now if my book never gets published. What am I doing writing a YA novel when I could be writing craft books about cat hair?!? WHY didn’t I think of that? Seriously reconsidering my career plan now. Thanks. 😉

  12. Susan Spann says:

    Thanks for hosting me during the trip Piper. Honestly…that shopping trip was one of the best times I’ve had in years – even if I did make a bit of an ass of myself there at the end. At least I was the positive end of the horse!!

    P.S. – I think my new nickname is “Puck”

  13. […] Once again, I taught classes – on publishing law and writing historical mystery – and once again I enjoyed the company of an amazing, supportive group of authors who welcome everyone to the fold with open arms.  One of my RMFW friends, Piper Bayard, even opened her home to me before the conference. We went shooting and spent some time on Boulder’s Pearl Street … where I might have made a bit of a *donkey* of myself.  Piper chronicled – and photographed – the whole crazy adventure here. […]

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