The reading(s)

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The reading

I have a honkload of work to finish before I leave for Seattle tomorrow, otherwise I’d write more, but I couldn’t ask for a better first reading than the one I had last night at Women & Children First. They nearly sold out of books. There are 3 signed copies left at the store, and I hope the good people of Andersonville will buy them up ASAP so W&CF will order more. There are a few more pictures on my Flickr page (click on the thumbnail).

I made it down to the Double Door in time for the Schadenfreude/Funny Ha-Ha show. I thought it would be stressful to have two events in one night, but it seems one of the things you really, really want to do right after a book reading is… read some more.

And preferably in a bar, because the other thing you really, really want to do is drink. And I did.

Hello, Seattle Weekly readers

If you came to this site by way of this article, welcome to my self-absorbed lightweight chatty little bloggy blog. I hope I can call U “girlfriend,” though thats like way 2 long 2 type on a cell phone, duh. i type “GF” instead cuz its EZ. :)

Anyway, if you’d like to make yourself overly familiar with me and my site, feel free to read some of the fluffy things I say about clothes and exercise routines and whatnot, and maybe you’ll even want to read my book, which, sadly, is not a collection of essays by academic anthropologists, and for that I sincerely (but not deeply, because, like, I’m just not interested in depth) apologize.

But judge for yourself. And I’ll see you next Monday and Tuesday. I’m looking forward to it.

Love (and air-kisses),

Radio oh oh and more

Go and listen to WBEZ today between 10:00 and 11:00 am (CST) to hear my interview on Eight Forty-Eight. If you have RealPlayer, you can listen in even if you’re not in Chicago. And it’s public radio, so you can impress your co-workers with your fancy intellectual radio-listenin’.

(And if you missed it, it’ll be archived, probably.)

I keep wishing that this review could be on my Amazon page. I have been

And yes, tonight is the Women & Children First reading.. Tonight is ALSO the Alternative Comedy Night reading a little later across town at the Double Door.

What this means is that I’ll be hopping in a cab after the reading in order to try and get there around 9:30 and then go on stage at 10ish. The lovely ladies at W&CF told me they think things should be wrapping up by 9, but I wanted to give everyone a heads-up that I can’t stay indefinitely tonight. So I don’t know if I’ll have a chance to talk to everyone, which kind of stinks, since I’m sure there will be people I haven’t seen in awhile, and readers I’ve been wanting to meet, and of course I want to sign things. So if I can’t do more than wave or say hi, I apologize in advance. But maybe you’ll want to come to the Double Door afterwards (heads up: there’s an $8 cover). And if you want me to sign a book, I’ve set up a PO Box where people can send copies. (And I’ll post that info soon, as soon as I remember what the address is.) And there will be other Chicago area events, too.

And… and… okay, that’s enough. SEE YOU TONIGHT!