Friday, November 05, 2004
Meeting David Sedaris: "What Did That Girl Have for Dinner?"
Here I am with David Sedaris. Too bad he thinks I stink. How do I know this? We went to the show with Erin who got her book signed after us. He asked her who she came with and whether we went to dinner. Which means he smelled a gross food smell on Christian and me, and then smelled the same food smell on her. I am certain ths is why he asked her this because I have done the same thing when faced with an overpowering stench. It's important to determine whether it's body odor or food smell. Once you know it's food smell, it can actually be quite pleasant. I once worked with a girl who always smelled like bacon at noon. This required a very delicate line of questioning to get to the heart of the matter. Lucky Erin--he liked her stinky coat. He didn't say a word about mine or even notice its lapels.
I think I may have gotten off on the wrong foot with David Sedaris by asking him if he had changed his shoes. I couldn't stop myself from asking though because I care a lot about shoes. From where I was sitting it looked like he was wearing an open-backed shoe, and then it looked like he had changed for the book signing. Apparently he had been wearing oxfords the whole time. He asked me if I was responsible for the unusual spelling of my name. To which I replied, "No, that was my mother."Brilliant me.