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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-03-27 14:53
Subject: [books] One of those funny author moments
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Tags:books, escapement, funny, mainspring, personal, portland, travel
At PDX, waiting for my plane to SFO, I wandered into the Powell's Books in terminal C. Three faced copies of the mmpb of Escapment Powell's | Amazon ], one spine-out copy of the mmpb of Mainspring Powell's | Amazon thb | Audible ]. W00t, I think, I am in Powell's at the airport!

I go to the counter to ask the gal there if she'd like me to sign them. She says sure, so I grab the stock and head back to the counter, and she says, "I know who you are, I have you friended on LJ." It was cute and funny. I, of course, misheard her LJ handle, so I can't shout it out here, but if you're reading, nice Powell's bookseller, say "hey" in comments. We talked for a minute about supporting local authors, then I signed and moved on.

That moment was fun and funny and cute and even a bit sweet. Made my afternoon, at any rate.

Now, off to San Francisco, calendula_witch, and matters literary with kenscholes tomorrow.

Originally published at jlake.com.

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sonyamshannon
User: sonyamsipes
Date: 2009-03-27 22:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Aha! I have you friended on LJ as well. Us cute, funny girls think alike :-P

What a nice moment for you! :-D COmpletely random - perhaps why it was so charming!
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-03-27 22:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Precisely! The randomness was very charming. It's not unexpected to run into people at a convention who read my LJ, yanno?
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The NewroticGirl: me with pink hat
User: newroticgirl
Date: 2009-03-27 23:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:me with pink hat
AWESOME!! Today is a day of nice coincidences, it seems. A friend of mine was shopping on Etsy and suddenly realized she was actually shopping in my shop. ;)
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Morgan: LULZ
User: subu
Date: 2009-03-27 23:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:LULZ
Hah! That is such an awesome coincidence. =D
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dinogrl: shiny
User: dinogrl
Date: 2009-03-28 00:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:shiny
Cool. Very cool.

See you, hopefully, tomorrow.
We need to discuss some, uh, business too.
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Angel Leigh McCoy
User: angelmcc
Date: 2009-03-28 01:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I had to hit your comments because you had me intrigued about how you might have misheard her userid such that you couldn't repeat it here. I don't think you meant that you misheard it as a dirty word.

And, apparently, the mystery PDX girl hasn't commented yet.

What a lovely moment for you!
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Brother Flaming Sword of Moderation
User: johno
Date: 2009-03-28 02:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"misheard" or was it "promptly forgot it"???/
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-03-28 16:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
No, I had it in my head, I just had it wrong...should have written it down.
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Elizabeth Coleman
User: criada
Date: 2009-03-28 18:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It might have been , though I'm not sure if she's working there at this moment. If you see a girl in a hijab in the near future, it's probably her, fighting the good fight to work in a port facility with pink hair.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-03-29 13:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I think that was her, except I heard it as "beautifulfire"...
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Karakara: offering
User: beautifulpyre
Date: 2009-04-04 00:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:offering
Yes, it was me. I'm sorry I didn't respond sooner, but I've been on a bit of an internet hiatus.

It was lovely meeting you! Sorry I was dorktastic, but working on the evening shift, I rarely get to meet the writers who come in, let alone one I'm familiar with!

The S-F sectionhead was jealous that I got to meet you. He is a big fan too! He's also on the New Book ordering team so you can pretty much be assured that we will always carry your books. :D Now to write those shelf-talkers... ;)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-04-04 02:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thanks for stopping by the blog! It was fun to talk to you. I'm always happy to hang out with booksellers, and you were sweet to me. Perhaps we shall meet again.
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User: mrtact
Date: 2009-03-31 05:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Feh. It was your hometown. When it happens at the Vatican City airport, THEN I'll be surprised.
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