That's right kids.
I saw Christopher Moore at Kepler's in Menlo Park tonight, where he was pimping his new book BITE ME. It was pretty awesome, I have to admit.
See, the guy doesn't read his book at author-things, which is kinda unusual. Instead he just rambles along about...well, whatever he wants. Tonight's topics included:
- fake replacement testicles for neutered dogs (neuticles) (a real product, apparently)
- this book about vampires he wrote. It's about vampires.
- Denver, Colorado is awesome.
- Arizona, not so much.
- Next book is going to be about French Impressionists (what what?? I'll die happy.)
- He'd love to do a sequel to A Dirty Job. He's not going to do a Lamb sequel so stop asking.
- 5 Political jokes. Seanie was counting.
- Generally Awesome.
...so why don't I have a photo with Mr. Moore?
Well, we opted not to stick around to wait in the autograph line because it was snaking around the bookstore, so I did not actually meet the author guy. But I did eavesdrop on him before his author-thing started. I was looking at some art books and I see this guy come up really close to me and pick up a HUGE Caravaggio book, trying to hunt down Judith Beheading Holofernes inside. From what he said I figured out who he was within thirty seconds, but he was talking to some companions so I didn't want to wander over and be like "HI OMG I LOVE CARAVAGGIO DO YOU LOVE CARAVAGGIO ALSO I LOVE YOUR BOOKS IN AN EPIC BATTLE BETWEEN COYOTE AND THE MORRIGAN WHO DO YOU THINK WOULD WIN AND WHY? ALSO AND ALSO WILL YOU BE MY NEW BEST FRIEND?" But I was secretly delighted that Moore is a Caravaggio fan, all the same.
For future reference.
I'm thinking I should start some sort of like "Fashionista Piranha Journal Thing" for authors to sign, that I would take to these sorts of events and get the author to autograph a page and that would be rad. But that would also be really random. And they might not like that so much if they're busy. Hmmm. But it'd be cool to collect all the autographs in one place, and not just in books, since I have a tendency to lose/loan out/trade away my books all the time.