Neal Stephenson and book signing

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Here we go again, and I wake up with the beginnings of a migraine,

I am to meet a friend to go to a book signing by Neal Stephenson author of several books such as :- In the beginning....was the command line, Snow crash, Zodiac, The diamond age, Cryptonomicon and the one that he is signing today...

Here we go again, and I wake up with the beginnings of a migraine,

I am to meet a friend to go to a book signing by Neal Stephenson author of several books such as :- In the beginning....was the command line, Snow crash, Zodiac, The diamond age, Cryptonomicon and the one that he is signing today.

On the way I went in to Sainsbury`s and while paying for my goods a geezer nicked my walking stick which was leaning on the counter next to me,
I went after him grabbed the stick off him and shouted "If you want the effin stick then you can have it" and resorted to belting him with it several times and shouting abuse at him with it until he legged it up the High street....

I get to the "New Forbidden Planet" shop fighting nausea, a headache and with a strong aversion to the sunlight, but I manage to get through the signing and chatting, my friend gave Neal a London 2600 shirt and got him to hold it up for a photo..he did look around first, and then held it in front of him and got his picture taken :-)

My friend and I then went for a walk around the manor (aka, turf/local area) with me craving for liquid refreshment, we visited Cyberdogs shop...well cool...it would be easy to spend a lot of money in there :-)

We ended up in a pub...I was offered a pint of Cider..and I TURNED IT DOWN and requested water!!!!

Believe me, by this stage I was feeling properly ill and the water didn`t stay down long, luckily we were right next to the toilets and they were on the same floor as us and only a couple of metres away...it then looked like I might be having more of a problem than I thought so we left and I caught the tube home.

I arrive at Hammersmith tube station and am feeling very queasy and my brain feeling like World War 3 has just happened within it and decide that when out of the station to use the local public toilet,
I get to the ticket barrier and drop the ticket on the floor just as the bile is rising...I then barfed all over the barrier machine and the ticket guys boots who was wonderful in handling this...he said don`t worry I can see your not well, do want me to call an ambulance? nmmmmuummmmeeeerrr Barrrrrf....No!

I got home went to bed in a nice DARK room and recovered a couple of hours later :-)

I went back a couple of hours later and apologized and the guy said no problems, and am I ok now ?....Hats off to this mans cool....
He had cleaned his boots...but no one had touched the barrier....

Thats it for now, as I have an early day tommorow.
TTFN
CSB
Oh and sorry there are no pictures, I, was having enough problems focusing, let alone use a camera.

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Sounds like your signing didn't go so well... but your google score is higher than mine!

http://bob.rasey.net/archives/000010.html

Cheers

Here is a photo of the Neal Stephenson Book Signing with the author accepting a London 2600 tshirt.

https://www.fastweb.co.uk/spy.org/cgi-bin/nealstephenson.pl

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