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On a Sunday morning no less...


I was awoken by a phone call at 9:00 am this morning. Surprisingly, it wasn't Quincy - it was David Gerrold. He offered to call back later in the afternoon, which he did, in order to try to sell me on a self-help program that was developed from his book A Matter For Men.

That was just a tad surreal.

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minotaurs
Jan. 31st, 2005 05:37 am (UTC)
Above and beyond the fact that it was David calling you, a self-help program based on the Chtorr series is pretty frelling scarey. It's EST. On crack. With machine guns.
esprix
Jan. 31st, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
Hey, it worked for him...
nolly
Jan. 31st, 2005 06:08 am (UTC)
Wow.
esprix
Jan. 31st, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, really.
jayjaybear
Jan. 31st, 2005 06:21 am (UTC)
I'm jealous. [i]I[/i] don't get famous science fiction authors (and, fer Og's sake, the writer of "The Trouble with Tribbles"!!!) ringing me up on the weekend...
esprix
Jan. 31st, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
On top of that he told me how much it meant for him to be GoH at Gaylaxicon, and that he'll always love me for it.

I rule.
rvrjoe775
Jan. 31st, 2005 08:16 pm (UTC)
Gerrold
Yes, you do rule.
Even though David was in Mpls just a couple months later it was great to have him as a Gaylaxicon guest. Besides, it was very cool to walk into the first David Mpls panel to hear, "Hey, I know you - I kicked your ass in Jeopardy!"

Say hi for us next time you chat with him.
esprix
Jan. 31st, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Gerrold
I don't talk to him often - I usually just see him at various cons, and I may see him at Gallifrey later in February. I was rather surprised to hear from him by phone, but I suppose it was nice that he had something that helped him in his life and thought I might be interested as well.
boywhocantsayno
Jan. 31st, 2005 08:46 am (UTC)
Ditto to what minotaurs said. I love the Chtorr books, and think David's terrific, but that's just whacked.

I don't know what's weirder - that, or the phone call I got from Harlan Ellison a couple of weeks ago during which he tried to sell me a combination storm window/bidet. (I wasn't expecting his call, and had gotten four calls earlier that day from telemarketers, and that was his response when I explained why I was a little slow to pick up on the fact that it was him calling.)
esprix
Jan. 31st, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
I think that qualifies as weirder.
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esprix
Jan. 31st, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC)
That, I'm sure, is an entirely separate issue from what he was calling about. :P
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