The Eugene reading was fabulous. Great crowd. Great bookstore.Funny interaction afterwards: a woman came up to me to compliment me on my reading, and said that Tsunami Books was such a great venue, better than a lot of places, because “You couldn’t say ‘dyke’ out loud at the Eugene Public Library.”
My friend Connie said, “Oh, I’m pretty sure you could.”
The woman was dubious.
I said, “Connie would know.”
“Oh,” she said to Connie, “do you work for the library?”
“She’s the director,” I said.
Once we got back from Eugene, it was a totally productive weekend. Got two comics scripts into shape. Completed all manner of domestic tasks. Worked out.
All accomplished via the simple if cheerless strategy of not doing anything social.