For some reason, I woke up today with a terrible allergy, so I drugged myself on Alavert and Advil, which left me feeling dehydrated and a little fuzzy-headed. But I figured that was better than going up in front of people with a waterfall of mucus spilling out of my nose, a skull-cracking headache, and watery eyes.
I had two library talks — one in the morning at McCully Library in downtown Honolulu and one at night at the brand new, very impressive library in Kapolei, an hour-and-a-half outside of the city in rush-hour traffic (as I sadly discovered).
Both talks were very well attended by incredibly attractive, amusing, and talented people who asked astonishingly smart questions (as you may have guessed, I discovered that a surprising number of the attendees and librarians I met today are regular readers of this blog). I even got asked about fanfic and self-publishing today and managed not to start foaming at the mouth when I replied. I stayed for two hours at McCully and at Kapolei until the building closed and the security guard began eyeing me menacingly.
Between the two events, I managed not to write a thing besides my name on a credit card receipt for a dim sum lunch in Chinatown. I’m giving up any hope that I am going to get work done here. I’ll just have to crack down on myself when I get back on Friday night…I can see a lot of LONG days ahead of me if I am going to make my deadlines on the MONK script and the MONK book.
UPDATE: For a detailed play-by-play on last night’s library talk,and a picture of me looking like a tourist in my aloha shirt, check out Lynn Raye Harris’ blog.
4 thoughts on “Honolulu Part 5”
You must have been pretty well out of it, because this is the second “Honolulu Part 4” post you’ve put up.
My sympathies Lee. The allergy week here is LA is world class as well. Wind heat, dust and smoke from fires all over. It’s enough to make me want to move to Joshua Tree.
Yikes — I’llhave to correct that. How embarrassing.
Hey, Lee, thanks for the fun last night at Kapolei library. 🙂
“Both talks were very well attended by incredibly attractive, amusing, and talented people who asked astonishingly smart questions”
Ha! Way to go. 🙂 I’m sure you picked up some new readers last night too. BTW, I now have a photo on my blog of an incredibly handsome, witty, and interesting man in an aloha shirt who resembles Pierce Brosnan. 🙂
Mahalo and aloha. It was a hoot. Hope the allergies are better.