Friday, August 4, 2017
Yesterday afternoon Miss D., Old NFO, aepilotjim, Lawdog and Phlegmmy headed down to Dallas to meet bestselling author and blogger Larry Correia at a book signing, and take him out to supper afterwards. He's a friend of long standing to most of us, so it was great to see him again.
His signing session (as always) was very well attended and took longer than planned, so it was after 10 pm before we reached the Café Brazil. Fortunately, they're open all night, so we didn't have to eat in a hurry. They didn't have many staff on duty, so our bustling, laughing, boisterous group of 10 sort of overloaded those who were there, but they rose to the occasion. Good food (I had the prime rib quesadilla, a combination I hadn't previously considered), great company and better conversation. What's not to like?
Of course, all good things come to an end; but it was almost midnight before we left, and we still had a 2½-hour drive to get home. (Thanks, Old NFO, for driving both ways!) Miss D. and I fell into bed sometime around 2.30 am, to the indignation of our cats, Kili and Ashbutt, who wanted to play after being left alone for so long. They were doomed to disappointment, I fear . . .
I've just woken up, and Miss D. is still fast asleep. She'll have to get up soon, though, because we're headed up to Ama-Con in Amarillo this weekend. The North Texas Writers Association (as some have christened our little group of authors) has hired a shared table. If you're in that area this weekend, drop in and see us. We'll be selling our books, shaking hands, and distributing candy, bouncy balls and what have you.
Blogging will be a little scarce today and tomorrow, given our hectic schedule. Normal service will be resumed on Monday.