The two serious appointments/things to go to this month (apart from my vacation, of course!) all had to happen on the same day.
First, I went to a course about an email marketing tool for my slavery, with three of my co-slaves. That was tedious but kind of important, and took seven hours.
Then, I met the Nazgul to go to her library where there was an event with the illustrator Shaun Tan
, whose exhibition we'd seen when the Little Lady was there
. Poor bloke came all the way from Australia and was sitting jet-lagged in the front row and then first got treated to an half-hour introductory lesson of which he didn't understand a single friggin' word. I found that really rude of the organisers.
And then, during his talk, when he had this picture from 'The Arrival
' up in his presentation,
my cell phone went off with a horrible ringtone of alarms and howling panic, because my mum had a question. Normally, my cell phone never
rings, but she was very insistent tonight. Everybody totally jumped out of their skins, as if those people-sucking giants were actually attacking.
I was very sorry, and said so at the little book-signing afterwards. He drew me the white shark-tadpole critter into my own copy of the book, which I bought especially to get it signed. Now, despite having been such a nuisance, I have my own shark-tadpole critter, which is very cute. Will scan or take picture later, but now I'm just too tired to do anything at all except poke everything once and then go to bed. This is the shark-tadpole critter; you will agree it is very cute in a surrealistic way?