Thursday, June 16, 2005

Conf 63 Shifty Shifting

How to make a book article in the Guardian, pointed out by grumpyoldbookman today, made interesting reading. I love the bit about the author in the bookshop quietly shifting his books to more prominent spots. Hands up any author who hasn't done that. That the bookshop people can probably spot us pseudo-shoplifters lurking around a mile off is funny and true. This poor guy, though, was forced by his publicity department to dress up as a pirate and go round to all the bookshops signing copies.

At the school fair on Saturday I bought a copy of Easy-to-use Feng Shui -168 ways to success. One way will do. One way would be plenty.

I've just done a big house clean-up and changed our bed around to face West while I was at it. They reckon this is the most powerful way to enjoy good fortune. The West is our auspicious direction, apparently (everyone's is different). Facing South, as it was, meant all our sheng chi energy was flowing needlessly away into the ether. Fortunately partner and I have the same direction, otherwise there'd be feet in faces, or worse. He's going to go berserk enough as it is when he sees what I've done.

Bye bye, thanks for visiting, come again soon.

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