04 September 2007

The Weekend's Best Line

I was paying for books at my friendly neighborhood bookstore and gave my name for my Friends of Wordsmiths discount. The store's webmaster (who ran a post of mine when he was webmaster at another bookstore) heard my name and said, "So, you're Coffey! I didn't recognize you from the front of your head."

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24 Comments:

At 9/04/2007 09:05:00 PM, Blogger Eebie said...

I'll bet you look different when I'm not gaping down your clevage using all my strength to keep my tongue in mouth and not drool like a pathetic 8th grader that is on his first testosterone rush.

Well, I also saw other pictures with (supposedly) you in them. You look good.

 
At 9/04/2007 09:12:00 PM, Blogger Phil said...

Wow. I'll bet he would put that differently if he thought about it.

 
At 9/04/2007 09:28:00 PM, Blogger thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

Ha! I can't wait for the day when someone recognizes me purely on the basis of my shadow.

 
At 9/04/2007 09:43:00 PM, Anonymous thesussman said...

Hi Beth. It was great finally meeting you this weekend at Wordsmiths. I've been a bookseller for 14 years, and this was the first time I've ever told a customer that. I look forward to seeing you in the store again soon.

--Mike

 
At 9/04/2007 10:45:00 PM, Blogger Barbara Bruederlin said...

You have a famous head top!

 
At 9/04/2007 11:32:00 PM, Blogger anandamide said...

People said the same thing to Bruce Springsteen on the Born in the USA tour.

 
At 9/05/2007 01:21:00 AM, Blogger Mountjoy said...

People said "So you're Coffey!" to Bruce Springsteen?

 
At 9/05/2007 01:57:00 AM, Blogger BeckEye said...

If I had a dollar for every man who said that to me...

 
At 9/05/2007 07:05:00 AM, Blogger haahnster said...

eebie, thanks for the reminder!

I need to search the archives for those boobie shots. (I'm such a piglet.)

 
At 9/05/2007 09:54:00 AM, Blogger Coaster Punchman said...

Don't you remember the dream I had long ago? I posted a comment one time telling you about a dream I had where I was at a bookstore and there was a big sign saying "come meet the author of 'A Cup of Coffey'!" I went up to meet you and you were too busy signing autographs.

 
At 9/05/2007 11:17:00 AM, Blogger Chancelucky said...

Ah the price of blogging celebrity! I may be the only blogger left who's never met another blogger in person, at least ones I didn't know from before I started blogging.

 
At 9/05/2007 11:29:00 AM, Blogger Skylers Dad said...

Great line! When those of us who work out really early in the morning see each other out in public later, we always make of point of saying "I didn't recognize you with your clothes on" a bit too loudly!

 
At 9/05/2007 01:13:00 PM, Blogger pistols at dawn said...

Given the amount of time I spend in Minnesotan bathrooms, people only recognize my foot and hand.

 
At 9/05/2007 01:16:00 PM, Blogger Mother Goldstein said...

I love your blog - Tony Alva told me about it...
very entertaining.

 
At 9/05/2007 01:32:00 PM, Anonymous gifted typist said...

Beckeye hahahaha
Beth, so what do you look like from the front of your head

 
At 9/05/2007 01:41:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

EEBIE: Why, dear, you made me giggle and blush! That’s the best compliment I’ve received in weeks.

PHIL: I thought it was quite funny.

THIRD WORST POET: Now THAT would be cool. Unless it was a vampire. (I’m reading Christopher Moore’s vampire novels this week.)

THE SUSSMAN: I’m so glad you said it! I laughed about it all weekend long. Your store is becoming my second home, so watch for the top of my curly head at one of the tables.

BARBARA: Curls always get you noticed, don’t they?

 
At 9/05/2007 01:42:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

ANANDAMIDE: That’s just one of the many similarities that Springsteen and Coffey share.

MOUNTJOY: All the time. He got pissed about it when he was recording here this summer, he heard it so much.

BECKEYE: Glenn Tilbrook had damn better not said it to you!

HAAHNSTER: I thought you had that page bookmarked.

COASTER PUNCHMAN: I do remember that dream! But I hope you know I’ll let you cut to the front of the line so you can play “yeah, I know her” to all those other Manhattanites who love my stories.

 
At 9/05/2007 01:42:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

CHANCELUCKY: You need to get out and meet some bloggers! I’ve had a great time with every one I’ve met.

SKYLERS DAD: *snort!* I bet that increases your popularity rating for the day.

PISTOLS AT DAWN: I knew I recognized those grimy fingernails from somewhere!

MOTHER GOLDSTEIN: Welcome — and thanks! Any virtual friend of Tony Alva’s is a virtual friend of mine.

GIFTED TYPIST: Bambi in headlights.

 
At 9/05/2007 04:07:00 PM, Blogger disgruntled world citizen said...

any friend of Thirdworst is a friend of mine. Lets move to NYC and make a go of it. *chuckles*

 
At 9/05/2007 04:08:00 PM, Blogger Bluez said...

Are you going to see Crowded House?
I would love to see that show!

If i had a head of hair like yours I'd show it off too..

 
At 9/05/2007 10:10:00 PM, Blogger Dale said...

It's time for Chancelucky to go on a road trip! Beth, meet me at the bookstore, or on the bus.

 
At 9/06/2007 02:09:00 AM, Blogger jin said...

Oh! That's funny!!!

Occasionally I'll notice locals staring at me and pointing, but they never approach me...

...that porn goddess thing must throw them off. :-S

I'm nice! Really I am!!! I swear....

 
At 9/10/2007 07:58:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

DISGRUNTLED WORLD CITIZEN: You're on!

BLUEZ: I'm going to see Crowded House on Wednesday — with Pete Yorn opening!

DALE: Or, as Mr. Westerberg wrote, "kiss me on the bus." (That whole crush thing rears its ugly head yet again.)

JIN: But we love your Porn Goddessness! Don't feel shame.

 
At 9/11/2007 11:44:00 PM, Blogger jewgirl said...

that is hilar squared!

 

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