How DC went down

May 19th, 2007

GeoDespite harboring a nasty flu and being in such close proximity to our nation’s so-called leader, I had a great time in the District. I visited my sis and bro-in-law and their crazy mutts, all recently relocated to DC from Seattle. And once I came down from my Jewish deli high, I was all about the fresh tacos at the pupuserias in Mt. Pleasant.

In bookland, I finally got to meet the dynamic (roommate) duo Julie Yoder, who set up my kickass Warehouse event,* and Kimberly Burge, who wrote this great piece about The Anti 9-to-5 Guide in Baltimore’s CityPaper. I broke fortune cookies with fellow anti-nine-to-fiver Lynn Thorne, who interviewed me for the Washington Post’s Express earlier this year. And I did a reading-slash-Q&A in John Waters’ hometown, at the ultracool Atomic Pop. There I met the fabulous Abigail Grotke and the women of Fell’s Point Ghost Tours, featured in the book. I also realized that even if just a handful of people show up to a reading, the world won’t slip off its axis and I won’t implode.

*Special thanks to Danomi for selling books. And for providing the tissues and Ibuprofin.

Entry Filed under: Anti 9-to-5 media blitz,Events,Hitting the road

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