February 22nd, 2005

Whale fluke

The word for the day is "groovy"

Yay! People at Powell’s Books just thanked me nicely. Recently I dropped off extra photos of the crowd of my fellow geeks waiting to meet Bruce Campbell, Oregon’s greatest living B-actor, in July 2001. I found the prints last year during my months-long purge of my photo collection. (I need to have less stuff!) Not wanting to throw them away, I passed them along.

And Powell’s people thanked me with a nice letter and $10 worth of gift cards. Oh. My. Yes.

I’ve long liked the place. I love that the elevator nearest the science fiction section makes this great science fictional whooshing sound, and that there’s a Neil Gaiman sketch of Morpheus on a pillar, and that the Star Trek section has photos on the wall of Kirk and Khan with tongue-in-cheek word balloons, and that I met my fellow aspiring writers in the café during November 2002’s National Novel Writing Month. I’ve spent much time in this place. I even remember the first book I ever bought there: Loose Tails, the first "Bloom County" collection.

This is me geeking out. Live with it. :-)
Whale fluke

Guess I CAN trust that day

More Monday goodness (yes, it happens):

* I worked long and well at the office today. Getting more skills, and to paraphrase Napoleon Dynamite, girls like guys with skills…
* Warmth is making a comeback. So’s light.
* In the Easy-to-Look-At category, I saw a Jena Malone look-alike on the bus to work. I quote William Goldman: “Girl-watching is a great sport and I am a world-class girl-watcher.”

As for goodness that happened before today: I had a movie marathon over the weekend at my parents’ place. On Sunday I visited the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville and marveled-slash-boggled at the Hercules Flying Boat, a.k.a. the Spruce Goose. (You can even walk inside the plane now!) I had some nice conversing over the phone, I rested and relaxed, and I did my best to make myself happy. Things are good.