Dec 8, 2005

It's a typical winter day

And to prove me right, I woke up to sounds from my wife commenting on the joys of a water heater which does not heat water. As it turns out my plans for work today were changed a bit.....


It seems like issue # 9 of Crimespree finally showed up. The postoffice claims freakish amounts of catalogs were the reason for the delay, I do't care I just don't want it to happen again. #10 being laid out as we speak, last minute tweaking and reviewing abound.


I have done no xmas shopping yet. None.

We were in New York last week as you may have summised from Ruth's post.

What to get fo my wife....hmmmmmmm

The Art Bar




Xmas in Manhatten, too cool. Ask the funny man by the lingere store, he'll tell you how great it is.

We arrive Wed Nov 30th, and headed toward Rockafeller Center, were turned away due to monstous crowds for the tree lighting, we ate at Planet Hollywood in Times Sqaure and watched it on TV. The food was crap, but not all that expensive. Pretty bland menu for such a hot chain.
Thursday we walked, alot, and shopped. FAO Shwartz is really great and the whole day was fun. W even stopped at The Strand. Holy Shit do they have a lot of books.That night we went to The Art Bar to meet some friends, including Reed Coleman and Michel Martinez who are in the picture, also there were Margery Flax and her husband, Chris Grabbenstien, Gabriel Cohen,Lauren Henderson, Dave White, Mary Reagan, Sarah Weinman, Jason Starr, Ben (wide awake) Leroy and a number of other people. A wonderful time was had by all. At least that's what they said...

Friday, coffee with Keith Snyder. Did you know that New York has Starbucks? Ever two freaking blocks they have Starbucks! Any way, it was great to see Keith. Then off to lunch with Maggie Griffin and Alafair Burke, followed by a trip to Partners In Crime bookstore. That night w had dinner with SJ Rozan and went to see the play Coronado. Wonderful evening. And if those two old people whose doorbell I rang read this, sorry I scared you....

Saturday, souvenier shopping and book shopping at Partners. Also great hot dogs. Then off to the arport and home to bed.

Eveyone one was nice except one freak who screamed at us from a car. As it turned out, it was Reed.....

I want to go back when it's warm.

4 comments:

Steven said...

You were in NYC and didn't tell me. I'da come down from Connecticut. Anyway, you went to one of my favorite bookstores -- spent a lot of time at The Strand back when it was really packed with books. They've cleaned it up recently and given customers some walkign room.

Got my issue of #9 a couple fo days ago. Excellent as always.

Jon The Crime Spree Guy said...

Steven,

Being geographically challanged I thought it might be too much of a road trip. I actually did consider dropping you a line.
Next we will. And next time I want to spend more time there.

The Stand does rock. However the reviewers copies in the basement is kind of scary....

Mary said...

Great pictures Jon.

Steven said...

Well, it's about 100 miles. For a New Yawker, 100 is about 1000. For a midwesterner, 100 miles is a trip to the grocery store.

As for review copies: I've bought upwards of ten of my own books there at a time and they give you an author's discount if you can prove it's you. It's the cheapest way to get copies of my own book to give away when they first come out. I also got a copy of my own press release (which SMP declined to give me) this way and found out it was pretty paltry, so I made my own.