It's Passover, so obviously my sister, my wife and I went to dim sum this morning. On a recommendation, we tried out Golden Unicorn, which was good -- not mind blowing or anything. A lot of round eyes there, which is usually a red flag, though dim sum is so hot these days that that's to be expected.
Lo and behold, there appeared to be some sex writer cabal there. The SF-based writer Violet Blue (vaguely NSFW)-- a favorite of the internet set -- was there, as was Rachel Kramer Bussel (again, mildly NSFW), who has written for the Village Voice and other publications. I didn't recognize any of the others, but I'm assuming they were all sex writers, or at least in that general orbit. Anyway, I wanted to document this in some way, so I told my sister that I'd pay for her share of dim-sum, if she'd get me Violet Blue's autograph (which she did). I'd have been much to embarrassed, besides, I don't think I've ever read anything she's written, so I'd feel disingenuous about going up and pretending to be a fan. Anyway, my sister says she was very nice and gracious.
So I got my autograph and all in all had a very enjoyable passover -- though Golden Unicorn was not the kind of place that would make for a good afikomen hunt. Oh, and because it appealed to my twisted sense of humor, I got the autograph on the back of a flier offering directions to my local Quest Diagnostics, which I picked up the last time I stopped at the doctor's. I just happened to have it stuffed in my wallet.
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