Hello from Boston, where I finally have access to reasonably-priced, reliable, and fast Internets!
The Internets on the ship was so terrible (think dial-up during a thunderstorm in about 1994) and so outrageously expensive (55 cents a minute? I can call the moon for less than that!) that it just made me cranky. Since being cranky is pretty much the opposite of having a good time, my Powerbook has been hiding out in my backpack for the last few days, while I've been out enjoying that real life I have read so much about on its screen.
CruiseTrek 2006 was just amazing. I've got a mountain of stories to write up and tell, but it's going to take a long time to get it all written up and edited. I want to do the experience justice, so until I can, I'm just going to say that if you have the means to sail on a CruiseTrek, I highly recommend it. It is so choice.
I walked the Freedom Trail today, and even though I could feel the boat moving the entire way, it was really worth it. I haven't done that walk since I was too young to appreciate it, and I'm really glad I made the effort. I'm especially glad I got to meander through Boston's North End while crowds spilled out of bars and restaurants as they watched the World Cup. That was
really cool wicked pissah.
Okay, I'm wiped out, and I'm going to sleep now so I don't suck during tomorrow's event at Brookline Booksmith. For those of you attending, here is the information from Eventful:
Who: Wil Wheaton, author, actor, cad, knave, raconteur.
What: Reading from Just A Geek, possible Huey Lewis tribute.
Where: Brookline Booksmith - 279 Harvard Street Brookline, MA 02446
Map: Google | Yahoo | MapQuest
When: Sunday, July 2, 2006 - 1:00pm
Cost: $2, because the reading is actually happening in a theater across the street.
I'm looking forward to this event, even though I'm very nervous about talking to a mostly-empty theater because I haven't been able to actively promote it. (There were several publicity requests for local television and radio, but I didn't know about them until today, thanks to the shitty Internets on the ship, so I hope you're all coming, and bringing twelve friends!) Seriously, if you do come out tomorrow, you've got my deepest gratitude. I'm really going to feel like an idiot if they put me into a theater, and there are 7 people in the seats.
Okay, one last thing before I hit the sack: if you'd like an autographed copy of Just A Geek, you can place an order with Booksmith and I'll sign the book for you tomorrow. Order your book from them, and type "signed copy" into the Additional Comments field on the Billing & Payment screen.