After realizing that the wait for the new Harry Potter book at the madhouse known as Borders on Sunset and Vine would probably take over an hour, my buddy Mark and I headed over to the Ralphs at LaBrea and
Franklin Fountain where there was, magically, no line. And it was 5 past midnite.
Unfortunately, because there was no line we did some light grocery shopping – I grabbed some o.j., milk, and Little Debbies – while Mark picked up some lettuce for his genie pigs, and when we got back to the counter there was, indeed, a couple of people in line… but only a handful, and they were also smart enough to avoid a legitimate book store. They agreed to pose for a picture – Lisa, and her friend who was visiting from New York. He was still reeling from the excitement of signing up for a Ralphs Club Card, as he remembered that “The Dude” used it as his only form of i.d. in The Big Lebowski.
Lisa asked what the photo was for, and I told her blogging.la. “I know that blog – I read it all the time!” she exclaimed. That’s right – we’re as famous as Harry Potter.