Monday, August 4, 2008

Returning from NZ

In case you didn't know, I've been out of the country for the past three weeks. I return today, which means ... a day or so from now, I think. I'm too tired to care. At any rate, expect a rash of new write-ups, including analyses of the hilarious Badger Books (from the UK) that I just pulled out of little bookshop here in Devonport (N. Auckland). I left So Many books in that shop because the prospect of putting them in my already crowded luggage was just too daunting. And if you all are ever in Devonport, you are encouraged, nay commanded, to visit Evergreen Books. I walked up to the counter with $32NZ worth of pbs and I put a $20 down and started to get some other bills out and he just waved me off: "$20's fine. I'm just glad these books have found a home." It was like being in a Frank Capra film or something. I wanted to hug the guy for being so awesome.

See you in a few days.

RP

4 comments:

Corey Wilde said...

Glad you're back (or almost). The neighbors were starting to notice the withdrawal symptoms.

Anonymous said...

I agree, welcome home. We missed you. *sniff*

Anonymous said...

Welcome home! I'm highly envious - always wanted to go to NZ. Sigh.

Cristiane

Zach M. said...

Hey welcome back Rex! I was just at the superhero costume exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art today and was thinking of you - hope you had a great trip!