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Friday, May 02, 2008
Shannon does Hollywood
I just got back from one crazy trip to LA. I went for the LA Times Book Festival. Here are the highlights:
- Red eye flight out there, stuck in a seat that wouldn't recline, screaming kids behind me - Stood in the rental car line for two hours - Arrived at hotel at 5:30 in the morning - Sleep? Ha, ha that's funny - Hiked to the Hollywood sign - Got lost looking for Rodeo Drive - Saw the famous Santa Monica pier - Watched street performers (yes, I gave money) - Crashed early, got two hours of sleep because of one killer cold I contracted - Up early to work all day at the festival in a tent with no ventilation - Record high temps - Slammed anything to keep me awake: coke, vitamins, energy drinks - Mexican for dinner - Managed a full night's sleep - Up early to swim laps - Met friends for lunch - Missed my flight, bumped to a red eye - Stuck in a seat that wouldn't recline, screaming kid beside me (not kidding) - Arrived back to Florida at 8 in the morning - Sleep? Ha, ha that's funny.
And people think writers have the life of luxury. Snort.