Monday, February 9, 2009

Kat Von D & The Trouble With Being a Grown Up

So after much lamenting that Kat Von D would not be coming to town for a book signing, I find out last night that she'll be here two weeks from today. However, there are several catches. One, it's a Monday at 12:30 in the afternoon. Two, a friend who went to her book signing in Houston said she waited a total of 4 hours to get her book signed. Three, I'd actually have to buy the book. Ideally, I'd love to go. However, I think the irritations of life as an adult are going to prevent me from doing so.

If I decided to go, I'd probably end up shelling out $25-$30 for the book. Then I'd have to take pretty much the whole day off work. I'd want to get there somewhat early, then have to wait for the signing to start, then wait in line until it's my turn. Since it's a work day, I doubt I could get anyone to tag along. So that's several hours of waiting in line by myself. It also doesn't help that I've asked for a day and a half off shortly thereafter. They tend to get a little cranky if you ask for "too much" time off. *sigh*

So I guess it just isn't meant to be. Who knows? Maybe she'll come back and I'll actually get to meet her. It's not like I don't have my share of famous (or infamous) artists that I can see on a regular basis.

5 comments:

Meg said...

If it's BBW that you've asked off from, I'd say go to work. If it's Walkalovaya, f'em. Besides, if they fire you, you may just qualify for a small slice of unemployment. Perhaps not because you have BBW, but still, f'em.

Emily said...

I think the bigger sticking point right now is the $30(ish) for the book. I could get it for about $24 off Amazon. I'm really pinching pennies more than usual as I have to pay Russ in about a month.

I don't suppose you'd be up for tagging along if I went? ;)

Meg said...

I love you, but I don't know if I love you that much-- I went to one book signing that I actually wanted to go to and wanted to hurt people... you could always get it off Amazon, I don't think they require you to buy the book there. And if they do, they're crazy.

Emily said...

Well, I was just informed this afternoon that we're not allowed to request time off AT ALL for the rest of February. So, that shoots it in the ass for sure.

Boohiss.

Meg said...

Oh, well, it's a few hours and $30 you'll still have :)