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April 19, 2011

Day ... whatever
Posted by Derek Lundy

Derek Lundy

Dear Blog,

A sign that we’re nearing the end of the tour: can’t remember where we were when I blogged last, or where we were the day before yesterday for that matter.

Yesterday we were in Vernon at the Vernon Secondary School where no kids got thrown out—a first—and then at Gallery Vertigo for, once again, a small but enthusiastic crowd.

Today, we’re paying for our relaxed weekend with schools in Kelowna and Penticton (the name of which George insists on mispronouncing) as well as an evening event at Hooked On Books.

George continues to amaze me (we appear together) with his jazzy improvisations and funny-as-hell riffs. I’m his warm-up act. Bryan the Boss must be tour-drunk because his mental state appears to be deteriorating quite badly to the point where we’ve noticed people on the street staring at him in alarm. Julie continues to be the stable and sensible centre—holding for now.

Tomorrow we go to Oliver (the “wine capital of BC” which George insists is actually an official part of the town’s name). No doubt, he will make hay of this accidental connection in his irresponsible attempts to claim to rooms full of impressionable young people that poets make lots of money. Then, dear Blog, it’s back to Vancouver so we can collect our winning prizes.

Filed under: Okanagan Leg 2011 | 2 Comments | Permalink


Monica Miller
Apr 19, 2011 at 04:13 PM

Thanks for making all of us back at the office laugh. We’re living vicariously through you! Hope Bryan isn’t running you too ragged wink

Garth Harkess
Apr 29, 2011 at 02:13 PM

Sounds like another great B.C. Book Prizes authors’tour!  We really missed having you out here in the Kootenays - it was great having you in Cranbrook the last few years.  Please come back out here next year!!

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