I found the Nov. 5 entry particularly entertaining. (Sorry, you have to scroll to the 5th. It won't let me link to that one alone.) Especially in light of the fact that I had been thinking about the Lemony Snicket event again just today because, although I didn't mention it in my earlier posts, I did get a kind of weird vibe off the guy at the very end of the night when we were leaving and he ended up right behind us. He didn't actually look at me as I was holding the door for him and thanking him for the books (I hadn't gotten a chance to say anything to him in line since I wanted to let the kids talk to him) though he did reply, and the next day my friend had made a comment that he had said something as he passed her that put her off just a bit. I got a chance to ask her today what he'd said, and it was (to his wife(?) - we're guessing it was his wife) "Just keep walking."
Now, I'm sure the poor guy just wanted to go rest after that long ordeal, but since hearing that I've been alternately laughing and being slightly mortified thinking that perhaps he thought we were trying to stalk him or something. We had to pay for some stuff before we left, which took a little while, but maybe he thought we were hanging around to try and ambush him or something. O_o
On the one hand, I don't have to regret not having told him how much I enjoyed his books like I do with Douglas Adams, but on the other hand, Mr. Adams never thought I was a freaky stalker-chick. Which is better? Someday I'll go to a Gaiman signing (does he do signings?) and I'm trying to decide which end of the spectrum to shoot for. Maybe I'll just stand way back in the crowd and whip the book onto the table with a flyfishing rod, then reel it in when he's done. Less embarrassing for all that way.
Anyway, I guess I'll add "potential stalker material" to my resume. What do you think? I suppose it depends on the position for which I would be applying with said resume.
In other celebrity news (isn't it just the day for that? See Egan's blog. Note: in regards to Egan's blog, I use the term celebrity loosely) I was going to link to the latest scoop on Frank's film, but alas, the Oregon Observer A) does not seem to be advanced enough for that sort of technology, or maybe it's because B) it's in the current issue and they're being stingy with what they put online. My money's on A. I did, however, find this charming article. I've never understood why that family didn't change their last name. Rumour has it one of them married a Crapp, too. (Who changes their name in THAT one?)
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