Last night I attended a
Last night I attended a speech and book-signing by Dave Eggers (author of Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and editor of McSweeney's Literary Quarterly) at the Chicago Public Library. It was the first time I'd been to the downtown library. It was very large, of course, and the architecture was cool. Eggers mostly read excerpts from issues 5 and 6 from McSweeney's. He certainly attracted a mixed crowd: everyone from yuppies to punkrockers, book nerds all. It was my first experience attending a book signing, one of the perks of big city life.
Also, Sunday I returned from my spring break, which involved a road trip with three friends from Albuquerque, to San Diego, to Los Angeles, to San Fransisco, to Las Vegas, back to Albuquerque. I have 200+ photos of the trip on my digital camera for which I'm creating a SB2001 feature for ktheory.com. The completed feature will be forthcoming.
Also, TWA lost my suitcase from the trip. First, they involuntarily bumped us from our flight from Albuquerque to Chicago. My friend Ben was able to get us free vouchers and booked on the same flight 2 hours later, first class (this was good). Then they lost my luggage, which has almost all my spring clothes in it. They still have not found it, more than 48 hours later (this is bad).