So, I got paid last night, which means shelling out for the rent and the bills, and sharing out spending money, and doing the budget, and all those fun, not-fun, things, but it also meant I had the cash to buy one of Craig Johnson's books in actual hardcopy format. From his website, where he signs them. Now, to be honest, I'm not usually that big on getting authors to sign books, mainly because I am cheap and often broke and they usually charge extra for a five-second act with a biro (yes, yes, I understand about collector value and all the rest of it, but my wallet doesn't care). Mr Johnson doesn't add any extra charges for personalisations/signatures, however, and in fact jokes on his site that his wife says un-signed books are probably worth more, due to how many he does sign. So I figured, why the hell not.
The problem is how hard I find writing a simple email that says "I bought a thing! Please put your name in it!" without it deteriorating into overly enthusiastic rambling about how his stories make me miss my childhood environment where folks still wore Akubras and so did I. Aaaaaah. Hahahahaha. Oh well. I am sure he can deal – or, you know, his wife can deal, or whoever it is that actually vets/reads his emails for him – and we'll see how much time he really has for signing shit, when my purchased book arrives with literally just his signature... or some kind of dedication he managed to construct from my pathetic word-vomit. (I also bought a new lawn-mowing cap – since the only time I wear caps is when I'm mowing, while the rest of the time I live in broad-brimmed hats, and I am sick of buying t-shirts that don't fit, and why wouldn't I want a cap with the Red Pony ("and continual soiree") logo on it – aaaand some bumper stickers. Which means that all of my spending money for the next while is, well, spent.)( Longmire... things. Like, things about Longmire. Okay, it's rambling. I need to do something with pictures but if I don't post this soon I'm going to be late for work. Oh Jesus.Collapse )
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