Further proof of my unfit mothering: I allowed my boys to meet this dreadful man. He writes awful stories that no child has any business reading. Furthermore, I read them several (perhaps all) of the books, and not only did I use my own library card to borrow said books, I also used it to check out versions of the books on tape, which were all read aloud by either the author or some odd hollywood person. I even purchased the tickets for the booksigning.
As you can see, I am a complete ne’er-do-well, washout, underachiever parent. Which, in this case, means I am fun! (I even let John take them while I wrangled the girls.)
I.can.not.sleep. Side effect of medicine I am taking. Think I’ll go lay in the dark and recharge best I can.
Ah… I can’t sleep either! I blame it on my 17-year-old son. I caught him sneaking in tonight at 1:40. Grrrrr….
You should try tea with valerian root. Does wonders.
(I use the Celestial Seasonings brand. http://www.zooscape.com/cgi-bin/maitred/GreenCanyon/questp404235)
WOW! You met Lemony Snicket, that’s amazing.
Who said Celestial Seasonings… Derek, you should go visit my blog… I’m also a Celestial Seasonings addict/crazed fan!
Simply Sleep (by Tylenol). I swear it really does help you drop off and it’s non-addictive, promise.
But back to your pictures, who is that guy anyway?
That is Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket. He wrote the Series Of Unfortunate Events books, which we just love.
I am so jealous! The new book hasn’t made it to our bookstore yet, we have been checking everyday. An unfortunate side effect of living in Japan.
Awesome. I would be even a WORSE parent, because I would have sent the children forth with brand-new, pristine first editions I’d snagged from Alibris, then taken them straight away from the poor kids, sealed them in glassine and put them away NEVER TO BE TOUCHED. Autographed first editions? For READING? You must be insane! My husband bought me one for my birthday this year that I had longed for, then frowned in consternation as I lovingly put it away and browsed online for a used copy to actually READ. What? Am I a loser? You can tell me.
Isn’t he just the best? I love his voice as well as his writing.