Where the heck is Floyd? No, it’s not because he partied too much on his birthday. He’s not hung over. There was another reason. You see, my drivers license expired on my birthday and that made me totally illegal. Illegal, as a driver anyway. So, first thing Monday morning I had to dash off to the Department of Motor Vehicles and get my renewal so in the eyes of the law I could be a good guy again.
A visit to the DMV is always a joy. It’s usually crowded with scores of people wandering around the facility totally confused. As always, there’s a little old gentleman having difficulty locating the red carpet where he’s suppose to stand. Well, the old codger couldn’t find it. If this guy gets his drivers license, good luck on finding the off ramp to the 210 Freeway. I guess I shouldn’t talk. That could be me in few years.
Anyway, that sign in the hallway at the Disney Studio refers to a book signing I’ll be doing at noon tomorrow. Regretfully, this signing is only open to Disney insiders. Employees, that is. I’ll be signing books, answering questions and explaining why I wrote the darn thing in the first place. I confess, I’ve been delighted with the response to my first published effort. While I have created a number of cartoony gag books. “Animated Life” is my first serious attempt at authoring a real book. A book with real words and everything. Ha! Wouldn’t my high school English Lit teacher be surprised. How many of my brilliant classmates have written books, eh? Let’s see a show of hands, shall we? Seriously, penning this book was extremely satisfying and It’s a joy to observe how readers have responded to this first effort. More than a few have informed me Animated Life was a brisk, quick read. Nothing could be more pleasing because that’s exactly the kind of book I wanted to write.
Sorry for this rambling post. Hopefully, I’ll return tomorrow with something a little bit more insightful. In the meantime, I’m delighted to have my drivers license and I’ll try and stay out of your lane. We’ll talk more tomorrow.