So last night Mrs Dueg was working on a little home project, sewing up some pillows for our couch and watching Anne of Green Gables, which she had checked out from the library. Though all of this is wildly entertaining for me, I figured that she didn’t need my monkey ass rattling around the house and decided to have some Dueg time. So I wondered into the village in order to see Land of the Lost. I love me some Will Ferrel and I was a fan of the original series, campy though it most definitely was. I would say that this movie is quite hilarious as I was laughing the whole time, but the plot itself is fairly weak, so don’t be expecting Shakespeare or anything. Still, if you like stupid comedies, and Dueg does, I definitely recommend it.
So after it ended, I wondered further into the village over to our local book store. Now, anyone who reads WoW.com may have noticed a short post Friday advertising Christie Golden’s visit to a bookstore in Huntington, NY, which is where I live. The venue, Book Revue, is well known locally for all the big gets that they get, including such people as Anne Rice, Bill Clinton and Buzz Aldrin. So since the movie ended at 6:40 or so and the event started at 7, I decided to attend. So I walked in, purchased my copy and sat down, waiting for the event to begin, but also having fun being a lurker and listening to all the various WoW stories floating around me.
There was the young couple, getting married and thinking about having a WoW themed wedding with a string quartet to play the game music and everything. There was also the avid gamer couple who had met on Ultima online and the wife had created a horde banner which had already been signed by Chris Metzen and would now hopefully have Ms. Golden’s name on it as well. Then there was the arms warrior talking about his hatred of OP paladin in arenas while extolling his undead’s psychosis of being “Lord of Cats” and who would whisper to his cat. I also got a kick out of the woman who had created to the banner passing her roguish wisdom down to the seven year old who had come with his dad and sister with the sister obviously just not into it.
The event itself was pretty cool with Ms. Golden reading the prologue and chapter 5 and then taking questions. I myself asked her a couple of questions about how she handles the lore process when dealing with the world of Azeroth and which authors she likes to read. She recommended The Lovely Bones, apparently about a 14 year old girl who is raped and murdered and watching how her family is dealing with it from heaven. Though the content sounds heavy, she assured us that it’s actually somewhat of a comedy and a pretty good read and I’ll say that my interest is definitely peaked.
So finally she did the book signing and I, being the super nerd that I am, had her sign it to my character. When she saw that she was all, “ZOMG, Dueg, as in Holy Dueg? You’re like the bestest blog on the web and I totally think you’re awesome, will you bear my children?!” And was all, “Oh, Christie Golden, would that I could, but my life is here and my true love is Mrs. Dueg. Were it not so, you and I could run away together and write blogs and novels on some white sanded beach in the bahamas for the rest of our lives.” I then woke up and handed her my book so she could actually sign it.
So that was my Saturday evening, one of the best I’ve had in a while. And now I am off to have a gloomy Sunday filled with garden work, laundry and cleaning. Man, Mrs Dueg is such a slave driver. I totally should’ve run away with Christie Golden.