Anyway, I'm getting some knitting done of course. I was on a train for 3 hours (a half hour longer than I should have been, damn delays) so I got quite a bit done on the Leaf Shrug. One arm done & about half of the other. So I just have the collar & the rest of the arm - yah! I love this yarn so much & I can't wait to use it again. I want to make this next. Or maybe this, since I love Shine as well. Who knows. I'm still on my yarn starvation diet...which it is a bad time because Lint is having a huge sale this weekend. What's a knitting girl to do? Actually I might go anyway since my mom will be in town. Yeah, right, I'm going for my mom.
Only 2 days until my very own computer! No more icky library ones (by the way I love the library most of the time, I think our city has the most beautiful library - Central - but I don't like the atmosphere. Just in case I hadn't mentioned it before) or using this slow slow slow computer here. Yah!
I haven't talked about books in awhile. Actually there's a good reason - I've been rereading my braincandy (fluffy mysteries) & other silly things but I did read a really good book in the past week or so. The Company by my new boyfriend Max Barry. Okay, so I just got to meet him when he came into the store in a drive by (I love using that term, especailly when it's used for authors - it just means they come by & sign all their books. I like to imagine them with machine guns "why is my book not on display!")) without a handler. So unusual! So, of course I got to flirt like mad with him. He's an Aussie! And nice! And I really did love Jennifer Government! (He, I imagine, was probably thinking "Get away from my you freak".) Anyway, the book is excellent, very funny if you work for a corporation & have a desk job. My job is half desk, have floor, so I thought it was hysterical. Plus it's about business books, which I'm always suspcious of.
I love my job sometimes. Since we have a such a central location, we get lots of authors on those drivebys & that's always way more fun than an event. Jasper Fforde was my favourite, but then, I'm such a huge geek for his books. He was so nice & made fun of me because I had a book that I bought on import. He told me that I should hide it before the American publishers came in. His wife was so lovely too, she gave me a bunch of postcards from his books. And Chuck Palahniuk is always a good time, he's been in several times & dated a friend of a friend. He babbles worse than I do. Who else? I was such a dork in front of Michael Chabon because he is cute. Sorry to be so teenage girl about him, but he was. I could barely say two words to him but he drew cute little pictures in my copy of Summerland. One person I was sad not to meet was Sarah Vowell. She actually had an event but there was 300 people there so I just got my book signed. Man, I love her. Assassination Vacation (especially the audiobook - come on, it has Jon Stewart on it! Playing President Garfield! And singing!) is one of my favourite books - I'm totally facinated by the same things she is - history, murder, etc - and I would love to travel around to these historical spots.
I'm getting sleepy.