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So I stood in line for 3 hours on Tuesday night with hundreds of little 14 year old fan girlies and a few sexually ambiguous fan boys of Richelle Mead. They were all there to get copies of her young adult series, Vampire Academy signed. She just came out with book 4. I only found out that morning there was a young adult series, so I picked up the first of that series to get signed as well as taking along Succubus Blues, the first of the much older adult series. Kudos to her for sitting there almost 4 hours to read and sign and answer inane questions I'm sure she gets asked hundreds of times. Her hair even heal out until the end. After all that dollar a gallon perfume and squealing teenagers, I'd have had to do some serious tequila shots. But I got my autographed copy and took a photo with her. Doubt I made enough of an impression to get written in as an immortal in the next book though.





In other news, we started looking at houses in Dubuque last weekend. 2 we particularly liked. The first is at the high end of my price range as one of the reasons I'm moving is to lower my cost of living. Still at $895 a month it's less than I'm paying now and more of a house to boot.











The one we are really stoked about is owned by the lead singer of a band I photographed last weekend. Fish on Amphetamines. Bargain priced at $710 a month. We are still looking but just may take it. Plus it's being completely remodeled right now.













We looked at another one and liked it for $750 but Dubuque is like San Francisco with it's hills and this one is at the end of very steep street that ends 3/4 of the way up the bluff. All street parking. We imagined a nightmare in the winter so we didn't even really look at it much.



Aside from looking at houses, we had some great meals, met new people and saw two live bands which I photographed. The Roger Cruise band featuring Betty (Who also fronts Betty and the Headlights) and the aforementioned Fish on Amphetamines. Both really awesome bands. I supplied members of both bands with the following composite photos.









So it looks like the move will take place mid-October. Now I go to my bi-weekly massage.

Peace,

Wander

Comments

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cinnamonbite
Sep. 3rd, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC)
Oh what? Come on! You don't look like your icon! I expected someone a little harder and angrier. You look like a nice man.

Or maybe it's a facade? You do look a little too much like Jeff Bridges. Like in The Vanishing. Should I call you Tron or Starman from now on?
wander
Sep. 4th, 2009 03:44 am (UTC)
Actually I look exactly like my icon because my icon is a self portrait. How could I not look like me? It's not like I walk around with a scowl on my face all the time. I post my pic on here all the time. You've seen me before.

W
cinnamonbite
Sep. 4th, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)
Ok Tron.
wander
Sep. 4th, 2009 03:47 am (UTC)
I actually have a super hero alter ego. His name is Naked Man...not Tron.

W
cinnamonbite
Sep. 4th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
Ah, Starman.
wander
Sep. 4th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
No Naked Man. I'm not kidding here.

W
cinnamonbite
Sep. 5th, 2009 03:52 am (UTC)
Starman was naked.

You're not going to post nakey pictures now, are you, Starman? 'Cause I saw the movie.
wander
Sep. 5th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
No I'm just Naked Man. Able to leap tall felines in a single bound.

W
cinnamonbite
Sep. 5th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
That's a skill. I've got a couple of fat felines that would push any jumper to his limits. When they lay around the house...
aditu
Sep. 4th, 2009 03:17 am (UTC)
Aw man, that third house is adorable! But convenience is good too. The second one does look nice.
wander
Sep. 4th, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)
Yep, I just need to tour the insides now.

W
beautyofgrey
Sep. 4th, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)
I'm really just struck by how beautiful she is.

wander
Sep. 4th, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)
Yeah me too. If she was a dude, I doubt I'd have stood in line that long. Plus she writes great erotica.

W
opakele
Sep. 5th, 2009 06:34 am (UTC)
Just wanted to say hi. I added you at turtles_path suggestion a while back.

I'm enjoying your posts.

Opa.
wander
Sep. 5th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)
Well Hi back!

W
cuddles
Sep. 5th, 2009 09:33 am (UTC)
You know she's cute enough that it even rubs off on you a little in that pic.

Later

Cuddles
wander
Sep. 5th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
She's just HOT that's all there is to it. You might like her Succubus series. Some characters you might identify with.

W
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