Okay, I'm probably not the only one to send you this, and it's probably not unsual, etc. But I couldn't help thinking of Aud when I read this in Jezebel this morning.
Rihanna was seen "smiling and flirting" with a group of guys — including Brody Jenner — at Nobu in New York on Wednesday. She also has a blond, female security guard, which is kind of awesome. [Page Six]:
"Her blond, female security guard was there the whole time," said our spy. "Every time RIHANNA would go to the bathroom, the guard would go with her. Every time someone came to the table, the bodyguard would stand up. She was like a female James Bond."
By the way, let me take this opportunity to say that I've really lovedyour books over the years. I don't often read novels anymore, but if William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, or Nicola Griffith releases a new book, I buy it and read it.
You are the first to send it. And she does sound like Aud, doesn't she? Though Aud, on bodyguard duty, would probably stand the whole time--looking terribly relaxed. And you just don't ever want to see Aud looking sleepy and relaxed: very very bad news for somebody.
By the way, that's an interesting roster of writers. I can see the similarity for one brief moment back in the early '90s, but now... What links us, in your opinion? Apart from the fact that well all live in the Pacific Northwest :)