August 4th, 2002

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from the dust jacket for Good Omens

For those who really need to know, Terry Pratchett was born in Buckinghamshire, England, in 1948. He has managed to avoid all the really interesting jobs authors take in order to look good in this kind of biography. In his search for a quiet life he got a job as a Press Officer with the Central Electicity Generating Board just after Three Mile Island, which shows his unerring sense of timing. Now a full-time writer, he lives in Somerset with his wife and daughter. He likes people to buy him banana daiquiris (he knows people don't read author biographies, but feels this might be worth a try).

Neil Gaiman used to be a journalist, but gave it all up to write comics, which he claims are a totally valid late-twentieth-century artform, and he's even won awards for them so
that's alright. He's 5'11" tall, owns a number of black tee shirts and although he's not overly keen on banana daiquiris, is always very flattered when appreciative fans send him money (he's read Terry Pratchett's biography, and, although he doubts that this will have any effect, figures what the hell).
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So time to actually update...

I had such a great time last night. Thanks for inviting me, Bud, and I'm glad I could finally make it. Clutch is pretty cool...and I think my favorite floor is the basement...although I've never really been into techno, it's really entrancing, no matter how fast a beat the song has.

By the way, if anyone has a way to describe techno to my father, I would appreciate it. I'm not quite sure how to do it.

Anyway, I hope some people can come to my beach party. If you are coming, would you let me know so I have some clue? I hate being clueless. And I won't be at LNO this week, I'm going to see one of the most adorable little kids in the whole wide world who will probably let me hold him the entire time I'm there while his "big" brother gets all proective and worried that I'm going to steal him (with good reason).

Anyway, I'm going to read some more of Good Omens again, until I leave here. I think that's my favorite Gaiman book. By favorite one by just Gaiman is Neverwhere, I think, but by Gaiman period is Good Omens. That was random.
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