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So, I ended up meeting my boss at Off-Square Books today, a little… - The Eternal Observer
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So, I ended up meeting my boss at Off-Square Books today, a little bit after work. There was a *ton* of people there, as would be expected. I get in line to purchase a book, and about halfway there I notice Todd Rowland sitting in one of the chairs (one of the L5R head honchos, for those who don't recognize the name). I wave and say hi (we talked a bit at Midsouthcon, though he probably doesn't remember me from Adam). Eventually, I am ushered into the back of the room (thank God for ceiling fans - they had many of them going at full blast, and I am convinced that's the only way both he and I were able to survive in the heat and the press of people), where within a few minutes I'm shaking hands with Alton Brown. :) He was very cordial, though a bit tired - completely understandable as this was the tail end of the book-signing. I don't know that I would have made it without snapping at least once.

So, now I have a signed copy of Cooking with Asphalt. It's a good book, too; at least, what I've read so far.
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renrooni From: renrooni Date: April 26th, 2008 01:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Is that pic of Ewan McGregor?
gsan From: gsan Date: April 26th, 2008 01:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Yep! One of my favorite actors, and we look so much alike... well, a decent bit... well, a tiny bit... well, we're both male and human. That's probably as far as it goes.
jopasm From: jopasm Date: April 26th, 2008 02:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I'm jealous. I missed the Alton Brown book signing by virtue of being 700 miles away.

Todd's a pretty cool guy to. I kind of replaced him - he used to work for WVI in Water Valley as the network admin there. Then he moved to Memphis and I ended up getting hired. Small world.


mandis13 From: mandis13 Date: April 26th, 2008 05:04 am (UTC) (Link)
AWESOME dood! I used to play L5R with Todd... he played Shadowlands RIGHT when it came out and NEVER won anything big (AKA, like my Mantis roots).

What were they doing there? Some thingie happening?
gsan From: gsan Date: April 26th, 2008 07:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I *think* he was up for Double Decker this weekend. Of course, he could just be using that as an excuse to get away for a few days, considering Banzai just went out :)
gsan From: gsan Date: April 26th, 2008 07:57 am (UTC) (Link)
As for AB, he's been apparently doing signings all over the place this month for the CWA book. Think he's planning on making it up to MN by mid-week.
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