Sunday, April 29, 2007
Started the day with the Cartoonists. 11:00 North 'C' PANEL 2031 10:00 AM The Sunday Funnies Mr. Bill Amend (Foxtrot), Mr. Wiley Miller (Non Sequitor) Went and picked up his kids book early from 829 whale of a tale, and brought it to the signing, Mr. Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine), Mr. Jerry Scott (artist for Baby Blues & Zits) He wasn't signing. Good thing we went early, once the panel was out there was a mob of a line. Afterwards we went and took a load of signed books to the car.
We started the line at 12:20 for the 1:00 Berkeley Breathed Mars Needs Moms (Bloom County, Outland, Opus) SUN 813 Duttons.
Managed to convince Duttons to go 3 old for each new books purchased.
Trotted over to the 1:00 Michael Connelly sun 1-2 411 mystery bookstore - he's a quick signer.
Then down to 1:30 South 'Z' Ms. Jane Smiley, another quick trip, I expected a larger line.
Back up to Mystery Bookstore for 2:00 411 Walter Mosley
After that we just wandered, found some interesting things, bookmark/bracelets, and local histories that I'll try and get for the store.
Found an amazing photo/art book at Baby Tattoo Books Booth # 234 VISIONS FROM WITHIN THE MECHANISM: THE INDUSTRIAL SURREALISM OF JEFFERY SCOTT (1019)
Then we left early.
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Shelley, Bain & Aric
First signature of the day 10:00 #411 Frank Beddor mystery bookstore
Wandered a bit until 11:30 513 Hilary Knight - Eloise artist at every picture tells a story, I'd always thought Hilary Knight was a woman, but he's an elderly english man. Polite with a nice signatues, but no sketching.
11:00 #411 Robert Crais mystery bookstore, skipped the mile long Mary Higgins Clark line and just got Crais.
12:30 South "X" PANEL 1102 11:30 AM Fiction: Writing Across Genres
Ms. Francesca Lia Block,
Ms. S.E. Hinton, a nice late middle age sort of woman. Another whose gender I'd always been confused on.
1:00 411 Christopher Moore mystery bookstore, a funny funny guy.
2:00 614 Walter Mosley mysterious galaxy - his plane was late or something and he was a no-show
3:30 Storyopolis Michael Hague, did wonderful sketches in every book, but took his time, it was well after 4:30 by the time we were done.
3:10 Target Stage - Julie Andrews - didn't even try the line was giant last year, but she did stop by Storyopolis while we were getting sketches from Hague. Target security emptied the stall for her, and then blocked all view and stood around while she was back in there doing something...
Then Bain and Aric stood around one of the exits and passed out a few flyers.
Bushed, but it beats sanding :)
Friday, April 27, 2007
Even yet more sanding, but we look to be half way there!
Tomorrow and Sunday we'll be at UCLA at the L.A. Times Festival of Books, passing out flyers.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
We got about hmmm 1/4 to 1/3 done with sanding. Dave Smith's orbital sanders and Chris Nezzer's, & Greg Arnold's vacuums coming in very handy. Rubios for lunch as you can see...
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Then there were none.Aric finished routing the shelves for most of the bookcases, while Bain sanded nearly a quarter of them.
A fairly repetitive day! but quite a bit was accomplished, even if it only looks like we moved pile of boards from one stack to another ;)
And my hearing will probably recover eventually...
Monday, April 23, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Greg got his router table set up for the very first time.
All the sawdust shows up the spiderwebs
We did a test build on one bookcase and it looks like the design is fine. Aric routed a few shelves, but then we built a smaller table for the router to make it work easier. That weird electrical problem is gone again.
All the cut wood.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
The Wood arrived around 12:30, thankfully there was no rain so we didn't need to rush it inside. 274 1"x10"x12' boards, plus 109 4'x8' hardboard backing, plus sundry other pieces. We got them inside by about 3:30-4:00. Then started cutting. Bain did all of the saw work.
We got all the upright 8' pieces done, and all the tops and 1/4 of the shelves cut by 7:00.
Friday, April 20, 2007
The wood for the bookcases should arrive between 12-5 on tomorrow, Saturday.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Aric got some advertising in the Albertsons register tape set up. Chris Nezzer came by and took a look at the electrical problem, and found many interesting things, but not a solution... yet. Greg Arnold came by and put a second coat of paint on the ceiling, it's looking quite nice now.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Me, my Dad Bain, and David Vendl got 5 of the 6 walls down, most of them taken apart and half of it trashed.
Saturday should see the last of the demolition and finish the clean up.
Sunday we'll look into patching the carpet & painting the ceiling.
By Monday or Tuesday we should be ready to start building bookcases.
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