Posted on May 30, 2011 Posted by John Scalzi 11 Comments
Some quick notes for today:
1. Yay! I’m home! I know, this is a repeat from the note last night, but I think it bears repeating. I’ve been on tour since the 10th, and actively away from home since the 13th, so being in my house with nowhere else I need to be between now and the end of the month just seems like a very excellent luxury. I’m wallowing in it, people. Wallowing.
2. During my tour (i.e., for the last three weeks), I’ve not been going through my e-mail as thoroughly as I usually do and thus have probably missed a number of e-mails. I’ll be going down the list of e-mails today (sort of) and tomorrow (more actively), so if you sent an e-mail to me that you were hoping to get a response for, and you don’t have it by noon, Eastern time, Wednesday, June 1, go ahead and resend it because by that time you can assume I have entirely missed it.
3. Likewise, as regards Whatever, as of now, I am off the “All Tour and Book, All the Time” programming and will actually start writing about stuff that’s not about either of those because, no offense to either the book and tour, but I’m pretty much tired of both at this point and wouldn’t mind about blathering on something else, and since I’m now back at home I can actually start paying attention to what’s going on in the rest of the world. That’s right, the tour bubble is officially popped! Now I can finally find out who won American Idol!
(Note: I don’t actually care who won American Idol. Don’t bother telling me.)
4. That said, let me offer my final appreciation and gratitude to everyone who did come to see me while I was on tour, and who picked up the book and made it as much of a success as it has been to this point. I had a grand time on the tour, going out and about and seeing everyone. Three weeks away from home is a lot of time, but it was also time very well spent in my opinion. I wouldn’t have missed it. So thank you. Really. Thank you.
And now I’m going to go wander the yard with the child. Catch up with you all a bit later.
And now you’re home for the most important event in all sports: The Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Canucks vs. Bruins, I’m pulling for Canucks.
I’m not a Hockey fan but I think The Stanley Cup is the best trophy in any sport.
I’m with you on Idol but what about “Dancing With the Stars?”
Enjoy the family goodness and being home.
I had a blast reading Fuzzy Nation (as well as Little Fuzzy beforehand), so I pigged out on Scalzi for May, blowing through Old Man’s War, Ghost Brigades & God Engines. The Last Colony is on my to-read pile & I’m sure the other two will follow sometime this summer. (Read Agent to the Stars in-flight last January.) In addition, your Nebula post tipped me off to Blackout (fun!) and All Clear (now on the top of my to-read pile).
All of this to say that, even though you didn’t come close to my town, the book tour & resulting posts made for a deeply enjoyable May. So you’re welcome. Really. And thank you! Have fun with the family.
Mad Carew won American Idol, but I think ultimately he’ll regret his victory.
Pretty safe to say we who saw you in Seattle had a ball, and hope you’ll visit for more than a day sometime….like a vacation, not a performing monkey situation.
Are you going to post any of the audience pictures you took on your trip?
I saw you in Salt Lake City, it was a very enjoyable reading. Come back soon!
Also, I’m dying to talk about the book I’m not supposed to talk about. When, oh when, can I do that?
Not until it’s announced, please.
You swore the oath, right? What, you want your head to asplode?? All we can say is (raises hand in rock salute…) it’s AWESOME!
Is it true that the winner of American Idol was Judge Crater?