December 02, 2006

His Dork Materials

As you may know (and if you don't know you will know very soon - just wait till the end of this parenthetical phrase... here it comes... and: now!) I have a little arrangement with Pat and Erika of Little Type: they sell autographed copies of King Dork for people who can't get them in person. This means that every now and again we have to get together so I can sign some copies and replenish the supply. Sometimes we do it at a bar; sometimes we do it out on the streets of Oakland. Last night, I went over to their house for some book-signing and glögg.

Glögg is this traditional Swedish Christmas drink. Half port wine, half Everclear, steeped and heated with herbs and fruit, set on fire, and served in tiny glasses that say "glögg" on them. Imagine John Houseman saying the word "glurg" - that's approximately how you pronounce it. The morning after several of these little glasses of glögg have worked their magic, you look like this:


And you're not all that sure what the heck you inscribed in all those books. At least, that was the effect it had on me.

These autographed books make great gifts, as we have attempted to demonstrate through this festive diorama:


Note the glögg glass and the Dalahäst. See what I mean?

We also have "Sam Hellerman is a Genius" T-shirts, you know. Book. Shirt. &c. Erika says if you want it to arrive by Christmas you should order by the 17th and not choose "media mail" for shipping.

OK, I'm going to have a lie-down...

Posted by Dr. Frank at December 2, 2006 10:27 PM | TrackBack

Did you feel as blurry as you look?

Posted by: Amy 80 at December 3, 2006 05:32 AM

Hahaha awesome. I need to get my hands on some glögg.

Posted by: Sasha at December 3, 2006 08:45 AM

Whatever you say Frank, just send me a copy!

Posted by: Drunen Dialer at December 4, 2006 01:47 PM