I swore I would do it, and I did: got rid of my iphone! GOT RID OF MY IPHONE!
Got a flip phone. It’s a little like living in the early 00’s. I like it. But it’s also like part of my brain is gone. For instance: I routinely left the house in the first new days of my iphone-less-ness and quickly realized I had no idea where I was going. I couldn’t look up directions. So I’ve been talking on the phone a lot more now. It’s nice. I used to hate phones but now I’m thinking they are way more efficient than sending mulitiple messages over a course of many days in order to make a coffee date. Just pick up the phone and seal the deal.
On that note, here are some more dates where I’ll be appearing, live in person or live on the radio (I’m writing this, looking at an actual physical day book):
September 10: Pollinate (East Oakland) 6:30pm; buy tickets here.
September 16: KQED interview with Michael Krasny! Call in! (not yet sure if it’s 10 or 11am)
September 17: Booksmith (San Francisco); 7:30pm, more details here.
September 18: Oakland Public Library, main branch, 6pm
September 20: Green Arcade Books (San Francisco); 5pm
September 27: Biofuel Oasis Harvest Fest (Berkeley); 2pm
October 16: Lit Quake at Lake Merritt 6pm-8pm in the Lake Chalet
October 17: Oakland Museum of California (More details soon)
October 18: Hayward Reads (More details soon)
October 25: California Book Fest (Sacramento)
Whew, good night.