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September 23rd, 2012

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04:19 pm
We kept busy much of yesterday.

We were out the door pretty quickly in the morning, because my wife had heard about a book fair: Big Orange Book Fair at Chapman College in Orange. We got down there in good time, but as we approached the campus we were concerned because we saw no evidence of advertising for this event. No posters, no signs, no nothing. Then, as we circled the campus, and saw some white tents in the various quads, we realized that all the streets were posted parking by permit only. I expected that there would be signs directing folks to parking lots in the campus, but no...in fact all the lots had signs stating "permit only"! We finally found a street where all the permit signs had been covered, suggesting that they allowed parking there, but it was several blocks away. We arrived on campus to find that half the booths were advertising the various college departments, and most of the rest were small press, specialty runs. A couple of booths sported authors who would sign, but they weren't authors I'd ever heard of. A very small number had books for sale, primarily for charities, including the Chapman College library, but I didn't see any that interested me (though forestcats did). We got a bite to eat from the Barcelona food truck (the only one there), and moved on.

From there, as long as we were in OC, we stopped at a couple of quilt shops, to the latter of which Yelp directed us wrongly, though we did finally find it. Then, onwards, to pick up gardening materials, cat litter, and a bunch of hard ciders and soft drinks.

In the evening, I wrote another essay (one to go!!!), and we did a bit of laundry. More of that today.

I don't much feel like getting out again for the weekend. Next week'll be Yom Kippur, as well as a hospital week for me...

(Speak, or forever hold your peace)

This ain't no party, this ain't no disco...

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