Visiting friends, famous author – Brian McClellan’s book-signing weekend tour stops at Yale!

The summer is in full effect: friend(s), fun(s), and food(s)

So in between work’ing many hours, krav’ing many hours, and sleep’ing few hours every week this summer, I am doing my best to make time on the weekends for having some kind of fun, be it with visiting guests, working on projects, going on hikes, or the like.  This past weekend saw the visitation of my two old friends from high school, Brian and Ethan.  Brian is actually a newly-minted published author, whose star is in the ascendant, which is pretty cool. I also happen to think it is pretty cool that I managed to get Yale Law School’s library to purchase a copy of his book, as they wanted him to sign it while he was here!!

a Brian-spotting often occurs near pastries

a Brian-spotting often occurs near pastries

The food stops over the course of the weekend included Au Bon Pain, York Side Pizza, Plan B Burger, and Modern Apizza  – all of which are absurdly delicious.  These stops combined to form some kind of “good habit blocking shield,” so I will have to work extra hard at eating right and working out over this course of this coming week.  But my goodness gracious, the weekend was a house built upon a foundation of tasty.

I was also present

I was also present

After the requisite showing visitors some pieces and parts of Yale, there were but two tasks remaining: the signing, and ~gaming overdose~

“Promise of Blood” is a promise indeed

So Brian, being a big jerk rapidly successful author, he can write off the fuel costs of trips on which he stops at Barnes and Noble book stores to sign their on-hand copies of his book (and being a Pretty Cool Dude, his contract got his book into every B&N in the damned country!!).  So his visit to NYC and his publishing house there, and the New Haven leg of the trip, are all tax write-offs.  Lucky bastard.

Brian outside the Yale Law School Library entrance

Brian outside the Yale Law School Library entrance

The entrance photo came out impressive, but I like how the photos of the actual signing came out – it is a very Indiana Jones setting, I should think:

the signing is in progress

the signing is in progress

Well, it isn’t the longest signature I have encountered, but this is official!

the signature is in full effect

the signature is in full effect

Games, games, games

The majority of the rest of our time was spent the proper and traditional way – playing games from Castle Ravenloft to Betrayal at the House on the Hill, and a great deal besides.  All told, a very enjoyable weekend visit!!

Castle Ravenloft ain't gonna play itself, you know

Castle Ravenloft ain’t gonna play itself, you know

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