Nov 6, 2006

"READ YOUR LIFE"

Apparenly, I'm really attached to this purple scarf, as I've managed to wear it to my last couple of readings.



Everything went well at Juna's Cafe tonight. It's so cute there in Ithaca near the university. I met lots of people-- a woman studying to be a midwife, a man studying to be a financial analyst, a homesick Chicagoan studying occupational therapy, a young man regrouping after some mayhem overtook a chance to study abroad, a fun and kind writer who lives in an eco-sustainability co-op community, a nice lady studying kinesiology, two kind barista ladies, a tragically heartbroken couple in what I presume to be the final moments of their relationship, and a handful of other people who were kind enough to come out and show the love, including WonderDebby and SuperBob.

Especially because in this college town, things exist in trimesters and finals are tomorrow.

Christian, the guy regrouping after his plans to study abroad were changed, was good enough to coax me into reading one extra section and to pose a little with Albert at the end of the night.



And, in the restroom, the door was covered with inspired Sharpied phrases, my favorites being:



6 comments:

diane said...

Ahhhhh Amy, you're giving me such Wanderlust!
Glad the reading went well--sounds like a cool crowd. And the pics are fabulous!

Amy Guth said...
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Amy Guth said...

Haha, I just had this pointed out to me:

http://www.femmevip.com/featuredinterview.htm

Hello? They posed my website (where my photograph is clearly displayed), posted my bookcover, yet posted THE WRONG AMY GUTH'S PIC. I have emailed with this Amy Guth before-- she's an atty. in Pennsylvania, very cool and funny, and not, you know, me.

I emailed them and offered a jpg if they want to make things right. Hmmm... I wonder if Margaret Fieland knows they snagged her stuff for reprint...?

How weird!

Vicki ( Amy's Mom) said...

Sounds like you had a good reading. Interesting wall art. Love the pics!!
Mom

Don said...

I just had to say hi to anybody who writes to "The Last Good Day of the Year."

Thanks for coming to Ithaca! The reading was great and I would've bought the book had not I spent the cash on dinner :(.

Leah said...

Glad to hear it was a great reading! Drive safe on the rest of your travels!

Did you have to break out the duct tape?