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Public Appearances! Ruuuuuuuuuuuun!

In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down
or cut him 'till he cried out
in his anger and his shame
I am leaving, I am leaving
But the fighter still remains.

A world in which recordings exist of Emmylou Harris singing Simon and Garfunkle's finest still has some good in it.

And wow, this has to be one of the most beautiful popular songs written in the 20th century. I can hear it a thousand times, and it still breaks my heart and takes my breath away.

Well, I bought plane tickets for my trip to Toronto today, so it's official and I'm going. Soooo... for anybody who can be in Toronto on

Saturday, January 22nd, 2005

is welcome to come visit me for a book launch party/book signing/ 33 1/3rd birthday/Hobbit age-of-majority party at:

Bakka-Phoenix Science Fiction Bookstore.

Because that's where I'll be.

And don't worry; I doubt we're going to run out of copies. But if we do, I'll sign your children, if you like.


That's my favorite S&G, and I do believe I would enjoy hearing Emmylou Harris singing it.
It's lovely. Just her and a backup singer, banjo and fiddle, I think.

She's got it in her upper register, and is giving it almost a bluegrass kind of read. Very pretty indeed.
You know, I'm almost tempted to buy myself a plane ticket to Toronto :)
I can't resist temptation very well :(
*twists arm, but not too hard*
Bakka is my Toronto-born husband's favorite SF bookstore -- I sure wish we could make it up for the signing! Hope it goes well.

*looks winsome*
You have given me insufficient time to have children for you to sign at this event. Next time, can you give me, oh, at least nine and a half months' warning? I'm so disappointed.
You could borrow some. Ctella's, for example!
Hey, you'll be in my hometown.

I'll try and stop by to say hi and get the signed copy.

Hope your further recovery is proceeding relapse-free, by the way....
Woohoo! It's a cool store, and I will be there, I'm sure. :)

I can't wait.
Oh, yes, "The Boxer."

Asking only workman's wages
I come looking for a job,
But I get no offers,
Just a come-on from the whores on 7th Avenue.
I do declare, there were times when I was so lonesome
I took some comfort there.

Such evocative lyrics.
Really, one of the Ten Perfect Songs.
It would be pretty lame of me to not show up, since its only a half hour TTC ride from my place...

I'll see what I can do about renting a child for you to sign.
I also do cats....


Great news! I'll be sure to drop in and say "Hi!" I'll see if I can't convince my ChiZine cohort, Brett, to also stop by.

Re: Awesome!

That is so super. I am hoping my mom-in-law does for me what she did last year - or maybe the year before - anyway, one year I got money and one year I got a Powell's gift card. Either way, I can get a copy for me and a copy for my mom. :)

There's no point putting it on my Christmas list, because my mom went through hell getting me computer games in earlier years. If I asked her to get me something she couldn't buy yet, she'd probably -- I dunno, but she's creative. Clothes would be torture.
*g* I hear you.

BTW, I'm glad Jagger's field trip was short.
Right country, wrong part of it. Forget signing a child, with our ridiculous air fares, I'd have to sell one to get there. Go west, young woman, go west -- ah, next time. :-) Hope you have fun in TO.

Re: Air Fares:

I was almost contemplating flying into upstate NY and taking a ferry over, but then I thought, "lake effect," and decided to fly direct.

Because I am a coward.

Because that's where I'll be.

Funnily enough, that's where I'll be too <g>. Would love a chance to actually talk to you in and around that event, or even after.

And don't worry; I doubt we're going to run out of copies. But if we do, I'll sign your children, if you like.

The children, otoh, would probably either laugh hysterically or object hysterically, so let's just say we won't run out of books <g>.
Consider it a date. I'm actually in town for about five days, courtesy of your beauteous co-worker leahbobet's couch, so maybe we can get dinner one night or something.

It's my winter fix for the year. I get soooo homesick.
Come down to Ann Arbor, stay longer :).
Sure, if you'll pay my plane fare and clear it with my boss....