*THE MIKEY J COLLECTION..
What a weird and wild experience we had visiting this exhibit last week. If this exhibit ain’t on tour by next year, I’ll eat my shorts.
Click here to see some of the exhibit.
*LETTERS/EMAILS OF THE WEEK…
RE: SEATTLE/K CHRONICLES STRIP
Looking for a new place to move? Why not try Vancouver? All the beauty of Seattle and San
Francisco but fewer guns and it comes with health care.
Hey Keith — I work at 826 Seattle — we met there and at a few events
you’ve done up here.
I just read the most recent K Chronicles in Salon.com!
You know Seattle would be psyched to have you! The weather is turning
awesome now — the farmer’s markets are reopening….
Also, my husband and I had a baby right around when you guys did — we could
open up the first 826 daycare center!
Wherever you end up, best of luck to you and the fam —
Long-time fan of your work, long-time Seattelite.
You’d love it here! A whole new set of genres to mock, for sure. Seattle is home to a
deeply rooted breed of passive-aggressive folk, who have slowly been supplanted over the
16 years I’ve lived here by people who sometimes speak their mind. Seattle still has
strangely Swedish overtunes, decades (100 years?) after the dominant population was
Nordic. Lutefisk is unfortunately widely available.
But it’s a pretty phenomenal place to live. The schools are the worst part. We have many
schools that are comparable to the worst of inner-city academics — not the violence
(there’s a little), but the scores and outcomes. Also some great ones.
Which t(ea) shop is your sister’s?
(the t(ea) gallery!!-kk)
Seattle may be the only other west coast city that us real San Franciscans approve of.
By the way, I’m really delighted that the Chron is carrying your daily. (Crossing my fingers daily, I like newspapers.) I actually believe that the form fits your talent better than the weekly. Who’d a thunk? And you resisted it all these years.
*L.A. TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOK WRAP-UP..
Thanks to everyone who came out to the coolest (weather-wise) Book Fest that I’ve done since moving down here. I was busy signing and selling at the McSweeney’s booth in between trips to the Green Room, where the spread of eats was quite nice. Plenty of cee-lebs like Bob Barker, Valerie Bertinelli and Cloris Leachman were in the house.
*CONGRATS ON THE FIRST 100 DAYS, PRESIDENT OBAMA!!
And what better way to celebrate than having Arlen Specter switch parties, Sojourner Truth get serious props and Keith Olbermann calling out Sean Hannity?