So has anyone seen this New City article yet? I don’t think it’s online and I wonder what I was quoted as saying. This reporter called on Monday and I babbled about Mimi being the reluctant queen of blogs. You people should have been at the Gaper’s Block reading, where she was just swell, and I had a fine time reading from this entry. Afterwards we got all soggy drunk at this place Carol’s, where there is country dancing and “hot sandwiches,” according to the sign. I suppose you could have stood between me and Mimi and been part of a nice warm blogger sandwich, although as bread slices go we aren’t terribly symmetrical in terms of size. I kept sloshily pointing at her and saying “sheezgotta book too.” If you were one of the chipper young men we were talking to you probably thought we were totally full of shit.
To the guy I met briefly a couple years ago on a really shitty personals date: How did you like my reading? I bet you were hoping I wouldn’t notice you sitting in the table right in front, looking all uncomfortable and stuff! I’m sorry you had to pay ten bucks at the door to see someone you’d hated on first sight! I bet THAT was a pisser! Also, I’m sorry I kept asking you questions about your rock opera on our date. I learned from that experience that when one mentions they’ve written a rock opera, the last thing they want to do is actually talk about it, or, for that matter, talk about anything at all, or even really do anything that involves occasional eye contact. Which is why I resisted shouting HEY HOW’S IT GOING WITH THE ROCK OPERA?! into my mic on Friday night. I hope you appreciated my restraint.