Saturday, August 4, 2007

Give My Regards To Valencia


My most sincere apologies to those who attended, waited for, and ultimately (and quite reasonably) gave up on my signing at Modern Times Book Store on Wednesday. A combination of horrific traffic around Santa Cruz, confused road signs on San Francisco's perimeter, and nonexistent parking in the Mission all resulted in my being horribly late (the better part of an hour). For those few that – almost inarguably against better judgment – stuck around, you have my heartfelt and lasting thanks. That handful of resilient troopers (two of which were nice enough to ask Juliane and me out for a wonderful meal afterward) were treated to (or abused by) a reading, of which Mr. Chris Anthony Diaz (one of the Great Delay survivors) took some pictures that perfectly capture my frazzled, congested, sweating appearance (complete with facial contortions and underturned jacket collar).

Thanks to the staff of Modern Times for not shooting me in the face. To the civil engineers of Santa Cruz: fuck you.

5 comments:

chris anthony diaz said...

thanks for the mention paul! say… i just noticed the jacket you were wearing that nite (with underturned collar, which i actually meant to say something to you about that nite but didn’t) has the same arm pocket as the one you’re wearing on the cover of ‘the tree paradoxes’. is it the same one?

Camille said...

Oh! Yay! I get to be a "resilient trooper!" I am gonna put that on my resume.

Sacha said...

Me too, appropriately verbed: "Trooped resiliently."

paddy said...

Is that a Tom Gauld t-shirt?

Paul Hornschemeier said...

Paddy: not that you'll see this comment, as it's been over a month since you left yours, but: yes, that's a Tom Gauld shirt. He's one of my favorites.