So I took my wife to see David Sedaris for her birthday.
She had mentioned him years ago and asked me to get his autograph since she had to work.
I couldn’t get it back then.
But he was at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham.
They’re a little bookstore with nothing but signed first editions.
And I thought, hey why not surprise her with this book signing…
I was originally going to just ask her to dress up and then drive her the 87 miles or so…and surprise!
But then my air went out in my car…
After I had done 600 dollars worth of work to it.
So I thought again…
I better tell her WHY we’re driving so far.
Or just take her car.
But then there are all the people that will be there.
When you work with people everyday- people other than your own people- are the last people you want to be peopling with.
So I kind of mentioned we were going to see him.
But she didn’t realise we were getting copies of his new book- along with Ariel Levy’s book.
And he did a reading. For about an hour I guess…it was great.
But no pictures.
Which is fine. Selfie nation get over it. We got to meet the man.
I’ll never forget it.
I always celebrate through the entire month of June.
That way she gets a lot of presents all month, broken up over weeks.
I got her a cake.
A Mad Hatter cake.
I drew it and Simon made it.
He even wore a little apron…
I thought of it and asked a bakery type person to craft it out of the fires of Mordor for me.
Now we have cake.
But I’m afraid to cut it….
Maybe I can get Simon to cut it.