Proxy handshake

Short post for today:

Today is Jared’s birthday, and to celebrate, we made our way downtown to the Texas Book Festival. We first saw Sherman Alexie speak, which was really more like stand-up than the traditional ‘book reading.’ At the book signing tent, I told Sherman that it was Jared’s birthday, which of course sparked a nice little conversation with him. Turns out Sherman Alexie is a Libra.

We then saw George Saunders, who was very funny and, dare I say, a bit enlightening. When we got to meet him at the signing, I shook his hand and was very impressed by how genuinely happy he seemed to be there talking to people. After I told him about Jared’s birthday, they started talking a bit and Jared ended up making a joke that seemed to hit George in just the right way.

Later, as we were walking back to our car, I mentioned how cool it is that we shook hands with someone who shook hands with Stephen Colbert. Which means that, by proxy, we have now shaken hands with Mr. Colbert. Which, while it doesn’t outshine the great day we had, is a wonderful thing.

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One Response

  1. We just missed you guys! I volunteered for the 2:30 shift at the sanctuary. We were probably still at Waterloo’s (20% off sale!) when you were talking to Sherman Alexie.

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