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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2012
     
    I went to the book presentation that had been recommended and tweeted by John today. It was the book presentation of A. M Crawford's The Titan Prophecy, Rise Of The Dark One.

    The problem was that our dearest of the dearests John forgot to mention that it wouldn't be held in a book store that I'd imagined.

    I've got a meeting at the Covent Garden which isn't too far away from the place where the presentation was, but I couldn't manage to arrive earlier therefore I was late an hour. This is embarrassing itself, but I thought I'd hide away somewhere deep inside in the bookshop or in a corner not to bother others.

    My first shock was when I entered, there was a guy who accepted the guests. I told him what I wanted and I knew I was late, he said not to worry, just go upstairs, 5th floor. The second shock was when stepping out of the elevator there was a reception-desk, with a guy and a girl, asking me where I was heading to. It was already very suspicious, I already thought it wouldn't be just a simple book-signing in a bookshop. And when at least 2 or 3 girls accompanied me further inside, I started panicking.

    In the room, everyone was properly dressed (I was soaked a bit from the tiny rain all afternoon, arrived just from the street in street-wear) so I felt extremely embarrassed. But everybody was nice and unnerving, tried to make me feel better. I talked to the most of them, including the author (she signed a copy of her book for me).

    And there was someone who looked exactly like John's girlfriend, Jenny... I talked to her as well, but I guess she's in Australia with John... So, she either wasn't Jenny, or she's not in Australia with him.

    The book seems interesting, the author explained that it's a bit like Harry Potter with mythological characters (from the Greek Mythology). John had already mentioned this book a couple of months ago, it must be very good. I'm looking forward to reading it, I'll let you know what my opinion is when I'm ready.
    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2012 edited
     
    Hardly embarrasing! A wonderful story and I am so envious!!! You are so talented.

    onder who the woman was?
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2012
     
    It could have been Jenny. They're not joined at the hip.

    Well, I would have been embarrassed, too, but I would have done exactly as you did. So congratulations! I hope you enjoy the book.
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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2012
     
    Thank you, ladies.

    I was thinking about to ask her, if she was Jenny, but in the last moment I stopped myself. Moreover, we introduced ourselves to the majority of the people there and I wasn't sure if the two of us introduced ourselves to each other (although I think I shook hands with her only when I was leaving therefore I think we didn't say our names to each other).

    I think most of the people over there were John's friends, this was the other reason for feeling embarrassed. I didn't know it would be like that.

    But they were nice, I've got 2 wines & a cranberry juice, they were talking to me, she signed the book, so it was very good, actually.

    They took pics (I have no idea where it'll be uploaded, last night it wasn't on their website yet), I took 2 pics as well, and one of the PR ladies took a pic of the auther & me, with my camera. I'll put them onto the FB, sometime soon. I'm really bad at uploading pics - I keep promising, but I'm just lazy for that. :bigsmile:
    • CommentAuthorbiggalalla
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2012
     
    well done Chris:bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2012
     
    Thanks, Big! :bigsmile:
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2012
     
    They must have figured you were some hipster friend of John's who was too cool to dress up.

    If the gatekeepers didn't ask you for your invitation, if they didn't even ask who you were, then it must have been okay.
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    Very cool, Chris!
    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2012
     
    Wait! Does this mean you have a life now?:confused:
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      CommentAuthorkumbaya
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2012
     
    I'll bet they all figured that if you arrived an hour late you must be REALLY REALLY important. I hope you were imperious and assumptive, and that their was a hint of fawning on their part.

    Anyway, good for you Chris!! Wish I could have been late with you!

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    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2012
     
    Yes the Imperious Christine. Your new attitude. It befits you. Carry it well as it is a cloak of refinement!

    Head held up, slighty tilted. Eyebrow up with half expectant smile as you await your deserved attention. Finger may be laid on chin,,tapping slowly, back straight and tummy in. Let them come to you and show you around. Leave early. :-}
    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th 2012 edited
     
    yeah
    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeMar 9th 2012 edited
     
    Well,it seems to be you and me? Wonder what it means, cause you know we couldn't get in Crissy's new show...


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    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2012
     
    FOOTE! AttentioNN!
    THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS TYPE OF WHINEY MANIPULATIVE BEhAVIOR...UNEXCEPTABLE...NOW TAP.





    tippity tappity,tippity, tappity...sniff!


    :cry:
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2012
     
    Everybody's over at the new forum, Zelda and Foote. Come one over! You need to create a new account. Then you have to wait to get the confirming email, and click the link in that email message.

    If you've tried that and never got the email, check your spam folder. Big found it in his spam folder, after days of thinking the forum was broken. Sometimes real mail goes to your spam folder by mistake.

    Then all you have to do is click on the link in the email, and you're in. Come on, Zelda! You're the only one missing! Come over to the new forum. Here's the link to get started:
    John's New Forum. You'll see a graphic of the Silly Walks guy while the page loads, then the curtains close for a bit, then reopen to show you the new layout--well, you've seen that, haven't you? Click the "forum" link at the bottom of the page, and start creating your new account. COME ON! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???
    • CommentAuthorbiggalalla
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2012
     
    yeah come on Zelda , we are waiting