Last Call at Casa de Hann-Basquiat

I know, darlings, it’s a horrible name for a Mexican cantina, but we serve only the finest tequila and fresh made tortillas, with home-made salsa. And now I’m really hungry.

Surprisingly, this post isn’t really about food at all, but rather, it’s an alarm call. Call it a 5-alarm chili pepper if you like, considering we’re already talking Mexican food, but don’t hit the snooze button.

Peppers don’t have snooze buttons, Helena.

Thank you Captain Obvious. But work with me, darlings. What I’m trying to say is this:

Remember those four times you meant to pre-order Memoirs of a Dilettante? Maybe you were even chatting with me and you said — okay, going to do that now — but then the phone rang, or the neighbours knocked, or your boyfriend/girlfriend started making bedroom eyes at you — and you thought — oh well, I’ll do it later?

Well, guess what? As of today, there is no later! So put down that phone, fake that orgasm, turn those neighbours away, and go RIGHT NOW and pre-order Memoirs of a Dilettante Volume One before it’s too late! And then go finish having sex with my sincere apologies for the coitus interruptus.

The Kickstarter project officially ends at 3:00 pm E.S.T. this Saturday, March 22, and Jim and I will be answering your questions all afternoon — just go to:

NOW GO! GO! Antes que sea tarde! (Before it’s too late!)


13 responses to “Last Call at Casa de Hann-Basquiat

  1. Reblogged this on From Casinos To Castles and commented:
    Do you enjoy reading? Love a good book with twists and turns, love and heartache written by a woman who I happen to know is amazing? Then maybe you should check this out. Lots of bonus prizes for you if you pre-order by tomorrow (this is available worldwide). Trust me, you don’t want to miss out!

  2. Reblogged this on The D/A Dialogues and commented:
    Hey you – yeah, you with the glasses – have you pre-ordered your copy of Memoirs of a Dilettante, Vol. One? And you madam, with the fluffy little dog – have you? And excuse me, sir – could you put the doughnut down? That’s a good man. Have you pre-ordered your copy of Memoirs of a Dilettante, Vol. One? Have you got on board the best train in town (or in this case Mexican cantina with only the most excellent tequila and salsa around –darn it Helena, now I’m hungry, too)?

    No? What are you waiting for? Check out the successful Kickstarter campaign for your last chance to get your hands on a personalized copy – or any of the other spectacular goodies you get for backing the campaign! As if that weren’t enough, there is fun to be had with Helena’s words. With characters like the Accidental Plagiarist and Cumberbund Bandersnach, could you possibly go wrong?

    No. The answer is no.

    Now go!

  3. Reblogged this on 1WriteWay and commented:
    I consider myself quite adept at procrastination. I even belong to a procrastinating writer’s club (my rationalization knows no bounds). But when I heard that THE Helena Hann Basquiat, my favorite dilettante, was publishing Volume 1 of her Memoirs of a Dilettante and that if I supported her Kickstarter project, I could get a specially SIGNED hard copy of said memoir, well, Dear Reader, I dropped EVERYTHING and immediately went to and signed up!
    But YOU, you only have until Saturday, March 22nd, at 3 pm EST, to secure your own special-just-for-you signed copy of Memoirs of a Dilettante Volume 1. So go there NOW ( If you not familiar with Helena’s stories of hilarious escapades with her niece Penny, the Countess of Arcadia, then by all means visit her blog and see what I mean. (And, of course, the rest of us will wonder just what rock you’ve been living under.) After you’ve drunk in Helena’s always entertaining, often enlightening prose, kick your *ss in gear and head over to It’s so easy to sign up and order, you won’t even miss those few minutes that you would have otherwise procrastinated away 🙂

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