A Week’s Vacation

I’m heading to Wiscon this Thursday and before then I’ve got a truckload of articles to write for various people, places and things, so consider this official notice that between now and next tuesday, you ought not count on the Whatever being particularly busy.

Now, of course, having said that, this is my signal to write 26 entries between now and next Tuesday, each prefaced by me saying “I know, I know, I said I wasn’t going to update again, but…” Well, I’m not going to play that sick and pathetic game any more. Maybe I’ll update. But probably not. And if you decided not to check back until next Tuesday and the site was loaded with stuff, well, then that would be a happy surprise. I just don’t want to confound expectations here, is all.

Have a great week, and if I don’t blather on here before then, see you on the 31st. If you want to make this entry an open thread, by all means do so.

11 Comments on “A Week’s Vacation”

  1. When’s the best time to get you to sign my book while you’re here in Madison ?

    Also, I don’t know what your dinner/lunch plans are, but if you get the opportunity I highly recommend eating at the Great Dane (www.greatdanepub.com/). The food is fantastic and it’s just a couple of blocks from the hotel.

    In the other direction on State Street is the Mediterranean Cafe, which is one of those excellent hole-in-the-wall places that only locals know about.

  2. If you’re going to Wiscon, anytime you see me, I’ll be happy to sign your book, of course!

    If you’re just going to swing by specifically, there’s an event called the “Sign-Out” on Monday at which I’ll be, at which authors sign books. That’s probably the best time to do it. I would assume at that point, they’d let non-con people in to get books signed, but you might want to double check on the Wiscon Web site.

  3. Don’t know Naked Eyes (but now I have to look ’em up if they’re in the same sentence as Soft Cell!)

    Back in school, for a lark, my wife and I put a bit of Sex Dwarf on our answering machine —

    I would like you on
    A long black leash
    I would parade you
    Down the high street

    We figured our friends or our parents would hear this. Either way, good joke. Instead, the first guy to leave a message was my statistics prof. (Could have been worse, I guess. Could have been the dean.)

  4. I prefer Naked Eyes myself, but in keeping with the WisCon theme, they play Soft Cell at every Wisconsin Badgers game. It’s good fun to sing along with the entire student section.

    And John, I should be able to make it to the sign-out but it’s close – I have class on the American short story in the morning.

    Otherwise I can hunt you down like the dog you are. Err, or something. :-)


  5. Since neither actually exist, I’ll have to go with The The. Both Naked Eyes and Soft Cell are products of the imaginination of Leon D’Chardin, the 4 year old french boy.  We all, in fact, are merely machinations set up as a test for him.

  6. Hoo boy! Total ’80s flashback! What in the Name of Love are you thinking, Sex Dwarf?

    I’d have to go with Soft Cell, even though there’s no way in hell I’d let my kids listen to that music now. Okay, I probably would, but they’d probably think it was boring.

  7. If it’s an open thread, I’ll throw in a plug here: I’ve just been immortalized in the latest Joy of Tech comic from Canadian comic artists Nitrozac and Snaggy. (And, yes, I’d probably say something exactly like that to that bunch of whippersnappers!)

    The comic itself is a fun three-times-a-week read, if you haven’t seen it.

  8. They can’t transfer consciousness yet though. Darn, or I’m there (for a human clone not a dog).

    Why don’t we continue to bother each other with annoying posts forever?

    I wonder how a human would keep creating things forever or would he eventually run out of creations and then have to revert back to older things to form a continuem.

    This doctor wants to extend life in the body at hand but needs Bill Gates type money for the institute.


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