Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator
ludickid

Hotboxin'

Strange night last night at the Printer's Ball. (If you came and didn't see me, I'm not at all surprised -- I left about halfway through, and when I did, they were letting people in one at a time due to strict fire code restrictions and the line stretched halfway to LSD.) The sponsors (the good people at Poetry Magazine), I think, overadvertised it; there were way, way, WAY more attendees than there was product to give them. By the time I took off at 7:30, almost everybody but the big shots were out of journals, magazines, papers, or whatever they were giving away.

Also, I don't want to go into any detail here so as to salvage any precious scraps of dignity that I might have remaining, but suffice to say: driving in downtown Chicago, which is notable for both its total lack of parking and its total lack of public bathrooms, is a very unpleasant thing to do if you need very badly to take a whiz.

On the upside, I got some issues of Pindeldyboz into the hands of people who might not otherwise have known about it, I talked to a handful of writerly and editorial types, and I got free swag! Plus, the weather has had the good taste to climb from insanely fucking cold to unbelievably cold past pretty goddamn cold into the tolerable realm of merely cold, which has made my walks to work more bearable lately.

Now, if I can just take two out of three games of Catan tonight, I'll be sitting very pretty indeed.
Tags: diary, lit
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