6th , 2004 - monday
is the worst. Seriously, I can't think of a much worse state to
be in than to be tossing and turning in bed, unable to sleep because
of that horrible rolling discomfort in your stomach and intestines,
hoping that you can throw up again to feel better for another
hour, whereupon you have to go back through it again, and again.
As a kid, I always had stomach problems, but I haven't had to
deal with pain on this scale in a very long time. I believe I
was dealing with some food poisoning from Friday's lunch, and
the ordeal lasted until about 7 o'clock Saturday morning. Unfortunately,
it was also the day of the Barnes and Noble book signing, so I
went to it and tried to look as normal as possible, smiling politely.
It took every ounce of energy to remain standing on my feet, but
no one seemed to notice, which is good. I think I am also hooked
on the Anti-Nausea medicine Khang got me. That stuff is like liquid
sugar. Anyway, the signing went great, and it was fun to see my
whole family show up and say hello. Melinda Meadows and the Barnes
and Noble staff were really nice and supportive, so I can't wait
to do it again, probably for the next Flight book.
Kutter is down to the last handful of pages. The signing and the
food poisoning knocked my schedule back a couple of days, but
everything should be wrapped up this week. Stories for Flight
Volume Two have been showing up and they're awesome. The story
by Don Hertzfeldt alone
is worth picking this one up. You guys are in for a treat with
this book. Lots of great stuff in it...
here are some excellent tunes, courtesy of Mr.
- "In The Morning, Before Work" (amazon)
- "She's a Thief" (amazon)
Records or buy
here is a Giant Hobo: