The Scenic Route: Day 17

Grand De-Signing 

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Super anxious and glittery today. Maybe I need to cut back on the coffee.

I snapped at Mom. 

Because I’m having an edgy day, I debated with myself on whether I should go to the Ed Piskor book signing at Phantom of the Attic. I really wanted to get a copy of the Marvel Treasury Edition of X-Men Grand Design, and maybe I would get one for my godson. His birthday is tomorrow. 

Hopefully I wouldn’t run in to anybody and I wouldn’t make a fool out of myself trying to make small talk with Mr. Piskor. 

I waited for about 10 minutes  before I went and reminded myself that I need to conquer the things that terrify me. Hopefully there wouldn’t be too long of a line.

I found a parking space, which is a rarity on Craig St at this time of day, so I thought it was a good sign.

When I got to Phantom, the WTAE cameraman walked up the stairs in front of me. No way I’d get interviewed. He’s probably had to set up. I’ll be in and out before that. 

When I got up the stairs I waved hello to Wayne and shook Geofferi’s hand.

There was no line. I went up to the table and shook Ed’s hand and thanked him for creating this epic X-Men project. I took 2 copies and had one signed to me and one to my godson. I noticed there were some issues left of the special cover with a very creepy Mastermind, and asked him to sign it. He told me a little anecdote about that cover and I thanked him again. 

I walked over to the register. When I turned to look back at the signing table, there was a camera in my face. “Would you mind if I asked you a few questions,” the cameraman asked. 

“Sure,” I lied, secretly wanting to turn invisible.

The next few minutes were a blur. I can’t really remember what I said. Hopefully it will end up on the cutting room floor. 

That is all.

The timer just dinged.

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