Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Or Even The Rockford Files...

As mentioned two posts ago, Josie and I went to an independent publisher's book fair. Here are some thoughts I had while there....

- One of the vendors was eagerly selling Rubik's Cube solutions as a holiday gift - I checked my watch to make sure I was still in 2008.

- Speaking of, everyone tried to sell their wares as the perfect holiday gift. Based on his offerings, I assume one vendor thought everyone had Marxist friends who'd be interested in the coming rise (re-rise?) of the Soviet Empire.

- Another was selling sonnets, most of which had to do with old tv show, Hawaii Five-0. I told the guy he mighta had a sale if only he had a thing for Barnaby Jones.

- Several of the exhibitors had a tray of candy to welcome visitors. I always felt guilty taking anything when I knew I wasn't gonna buy anything. Except at the table that had mini Raspberry Three Musketeers. Unlike their seventeen books about 9/11 conspiracy theories, I couldn't be expected to pass up that deliciousness.

- I did feel kinda bad passing by everyone's table, without buying (we did buy two books - viva small presses!), but one was particularly tough.

I recognized a book I had bought at this fair two or three years ago - when I mentioned it to the author, he said, "Great! Here's the sequel!"
I responded, "Yeah, I see," took a quick look at it, smiled, and walked away.

harris

6 comments:

josie said...

your watch tells you what year it is?

Josh Homer said...

the rockford files was a great show, if I'm home during the day I'll catch an ep. on the sleuth channel. no joke, that's an actual channel and it shows some great shows (A Team!!!)

Harris said...

hey josie,

yeah...it also tells me to tell josie to get to workin'!

hey josh homer,

i know...i watch it too...not The A Team (that's a Josie fave)

harris

josie said...

In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire... The A-Team.

Harris said...

ladies and gentlemen...my wife.

harris

Josh Homer said...

just wait Harris, one day a group of land developer will try to strong arm you out of your apartment. You'll wish you could call on Hannibal, B.A. Baracus, Templeton 'Faceman' Peck , Howlin Mad Murdock, sometimes that spanish guy and whatever woman they had on that season! You'll wish so hard.