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April 19, 2007

E-Mail Notices

They are:

1. I think I've finally caught up with all my e-mail. However, if you sent me e-mail in last few days and were expecting a response and I didn't respond, now's a good time to resend because I'm not sure I saw that e-mail of yours. Sorry, and thanks.

2. As of April 20 and through May 13 I am traveling one way or another, constantly, which is a really remarkable amount of time to be on the move, if you ask me. During this time I am likely to be very sketchy in returning e-mail. This is not because I don't think you are an interesting and fascinating person; it's because I'm likely going to be checking my e-mail only once or twice a day, and then focusing primarily on business and tour-related e-mail. So if you're not a business associate and/or someone who I am trying to catch up with while on tour, I may respond tardily, or indeed not at all. Again, not personal. I'm just, you know, busy catching planes and talking and dancing like a monkey. I hope you'll understand.

What I'm saying is, if there's something really important you wanted to tell me via e-mail that needs a response now, today is time to send it.

Posted by john at April 19, 2007 01:23 AM

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Shawn Powers | April 19, 2007 08:18 AM

I'm curious, how many emails from people you don't really know do you get in a day? Male enhancement and Nigerian financial opportunities left out of course.

John Scalzi | April 19, 2007 08:21 AM

I get a few to several dozen legit e-mails a day.

Chang, the real O.C. | April 19, 2007 09:13 AM

Define legit? Love letters from Nathan and Alex R. don't count.

Dave Munger | April 19, 2007 10:41 AM

Good luck on your tour, John. I spotted TLC in my local B&N the other day -- looks nice! That dust jacket photo looks suspiciously familiar.

BTW, this is the earliest the Huntersville NC B&N has ever stocked one of your books -- and the most copies I've ever seen (5). Good for you!

Nathan | April 19, 2007 10:57 AM

I resent that Chang. I do 99.99% of my blathering to Scalzi right here in public.

And put a cat on for Pete's sake.

James | April 19, 2007 11:13 AM

I was reading yesterdays abortion posts and was wondering what posts by you have generated the most comments? - didn't want to e-mail it, because other's might want to see the answer too.

Chang, for rizzle. | April 19, 2007 11:16 AM

It's hard to tan the groin with a cat there. Thus, I switched to a pangolin. It chafes, but the tan lines are minimal.

Anonymous | April 19, 2007 11:38 AM

I didn't know what a pangolin was until I looked it up. There is no way in hell I would put one of those in my lap - you are a brave man, indeed, Chang for rizzle. Foolish, but brave, and apparently nicely tanned.

Jim Wright who deleted his cookies | April 19, 2007 11:41 AM

Oops, that last was me. Ran Norton Clean-Up yesterday in complete mode, flushed the cache and cookies, so the Whatever forgot who I was.

Chris S. | April 19, 2007 11:42 AM

If we don't get to see video footage of you dancing like a monkey, I, for one, will be very disappointed.

Best wishes for your tour. Don't forget: food and sleep are your friends.

Blaine | April 19, 2007 12:03 PM

Have fun on your tour John; I am hoping to make it to Beaverton and see you there. Also, I bought TLC last night and finished it in about 4 hours. I could not put it down. To coin a phrase, it rocked! I think I speak for many others here when I say that your next offering cannot come soon enough.


Chang, for rizzle. | April 19, 2007 12:06 PM

The last I'll say on this is once you go pangolin, you'll never go back.

Dawn B. | April 19, 2007 08:31 PM

Resent the e-mail I've been asking you about.

Stephanie G | April 20, 2007 12:30 AM

Looks like your spam blockers let a couple messages through above. It's interesting, though, to see how they are specifically constructed to get them by you.

The user names are prescription drugs the are not controlled and will not set off any warning bells. Baclofen is a muscle relaxer used for cerebral palsy patients and Aricept is a medicine for Alzheimer's disease. But the drugs they are advertising within the message are very definitely controlled prescription meds. Adderall is a stimulent med used for ADHD. Amphetamine and Adipex are stimulants used for weight loss. All three of these meds have a street value, and it is highly illegal to be selling them on the internet. Presumably by listing them in the body of the message intead of in the user name, people's spam filters won't catch them?

Owen | April 21, 2007 07:50 AM

Well, I sent you a question on "marketing plans" for first time authors back on 3/28, but I don't necessarily need an answer now.

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