Yes, it’s true. Maybe not the whole state (I’ve only seen Austin) but this part is beautiful and the folks real nice. You have to love a city with enough sense to honor both Barbara Jordan and Stevie Ray Vaughn with statues. Then they named the airport terminal after Barbara!
They’re letting me stay at a Very Fancy Hotel – one of those places where the shower is big enough to get lost in and if you sit down on the bed to tie your sneakers you wake up four hours later because the mattress was so comfortable you fell into a coma. This hotel might be Too Fancy for me, though. I couldn’t figure out how to turn on the lights last night. Why? See for yourself.
No stinkin’ switches!
I spent half an hour trying to figure this out. Know where it is? That little black box on the corner of the table. That is a light switch. Guess I’m too much of a hick to know these things.
Besides being baffled by fancy technology, I got to hang out with librarians yesterday.
A bunch came to our Baker and Taylor gig to hear all the details about the PROM fanfiction contest (click on “official contest rules” for details).
They lined up to have their photo taken with this wooden “standee”.
Sarah Dessen and I played musical chairs at dinner, switching tables between courses. Here is my Table 1.
This is Table 2 where I enjoyed dessert.
Sarah and I desperately wanted to talk, but we were both wiped out, so we went to sleep. We’re doing the signing together tonight and I’m looking forward to hanging out with her. Live around Austin? Come and see us!
6pm tonight – Book People (great store)
603 N. Lamar (at 6th & Lamar)
Austin, TX 78703
Now I’m off to the convention center. Stomach is getting nervous about this afternoon’s speech.