Saturday, July 15, 2006

I suppose...

Mes Amis

I suppose I should make it official, since folks keep asking: I won't be hangin around the bar at the Harrogate crime festival next week... I know, I know, save your awwwws, folks... its a budgetary decision because all the money's dived into this years Bouchercon and upcoming nuptials...

But for those at Harrogate may I reccomend checking the New Blood panel for the illustrious sight of Mr Allan Guthrie. Apparently he'll be providing after-panel cabaret and playing the ukelele*. Stuart MacBride may not be singing Abba songs this year, but you're encouraged to watch him intake alcohol until ungodly hours of the morning. And if you should be cornered by The Rickards may I reccomend you pass him a warm weasel as a placatory offering.

These nuptials I mentioned are not mine, I should add. Generally, as I understand it, such an event requires two folks. And at least both of them must be conscious. But I am acting as best man for a dear friend soon and kilt hire is expensive you know...

So you lucky (or unlucky) Americans get to see me while those back home will have to make do without my... oh wait, now we know who the lucky ones *really* are...

Au revoir

Russel

*Not a guarantee. Offer void in countries starting with letters.

4 comments:

Aldo said...

Russell, don't let them know about the Margarita bar in Cancun.

that girl said...

Glad to see you are still linking to me....

I was thinking about you the other day as someone was making random 'marathon man' movie jokes and I haven't seen it -or footloose. I'd like to see kevin Bacon shaking his thang.

Mary said...

Sorry to hear you won't make it to Bcon.

Mary said...

Oops, just realized I misread and its Harrogate you won't be at. Yippee you will be at Bcon.