Dear Houston: We’re About to Have a Blind Date
So, Houston. Let’s talk.
See, I am coming to you tomorrow, June 9, at Brazos Bookstore, at 4pm.
And the thing is, I’ve never been to Houston before; I haven’t even flown through your airport as far as I know. So I am considering this something of a blind date, you know? As in, you know who I am — I write books — and I know who you are — you’re the fourth largest city in the US by population — but we don’t know who we are together, right? I mean, we could be great, and have one of those days where we just click and talk and tell each other all our secrets and wonder how it was all our lives had lead up to this point… Or we could just make awkward conversation for an hour and mutually decide to skip dessert.
Which will it be? I don’t know. All my friends say you’re pretty awesome. But that just means that if it doesn’t work out, it’s probably me.
So, yeah, Houston. I’m a little nervous.
But that still doesn’t mean we can’t have a good time.
So meet me, Houston, at Brazos Bookstore, tomorrow at 4. I’ll be the one in the red shirt. I’ll tell you stories and answer your questions and even sign a few things for you. It could be a lot of fun. I think it will.
I can’t wait. See you soon.