Monday, October 13, 2008

at tour's end...

the last night of Neil's book tour was autumn-y, a crisp fall day in the twin cities.
I had been at Lorraine's, she was kindly nursing my evil illness. We made some salsa and guacamole
from items grown in the Garden, and shopped for cheese...

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we drove into St. Paul to meet up with the tour, the night was being sponsored by
the fine people of the Red Balloon bookstore.



a very interesting gentleman Steve brought a femur for Neil to sign, (note the Bernie Wrightson signature, ooooooh)
i wish I had gotten a little more information on this entire-skeleton signing, anyone have details?



after Neil signed (with Dog's full attention on bone), he got a phone call which caused us all to jump and shout, The Graveyard Book hit #1 on the New York Times Children's list. !!! insert exclamation point here !!! i am so proud of you, boss...

photo by Mimi Ko
(photo of me by Mimi Ko)

Lorraine wrangled Dog and he rested in the back while Neil did his reading.

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my aunt Athena and her Jim joined in the evening:

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and finally here are the weary three at the very end of the run, Elyse & Brady bookend Neil.:

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i fly home tomorrow.

next blog: Lady-cation....

9 comments:

Dan Guy said...

Cabal is clearly captivated by the whole event. ^_^ Looks like a wonderful last stop on the tour!

Dan Guy said...

And am intrigued to hear more about this "Lady-cation"?

Kitty Cat said...

oh you will, you will.
8 girls in a beach house on the eastern shores of new jersey....

pantagruel said...

Are you feeling better, or still have the plague?

The femur's a bit… scary. ;) You're looking sassy in the shot, despite being sick -- salsa must've cured you!

I'm also intrigued by Lady-cation… 

Oh, and what is Ethan's email? I want to thank him for dinner last week. :)

spacedlaw said...

And I love the picture of Lorraine.

ariandalen said...

I love the picture of Ms. Fabulous, too.

I like your picture, too. It does seem to be at an odd angle, though.

Elyse said...

The funny thing about that photo of the touring trio is it pretty much captures my vision at that moment in time - decidedly blurred!

Hope NJ is treating you kindly.

Kitty Cat said...

it is ART-Y, young lady, ARTsY!
hahaha
xox

Kitty Cat said...

ahh and Ladycation will have to wait, as I am so behind, STILL sick, and Scream photos need to see the light of day...