Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Indulging my love affair with bookstores: BORDERLANDS - SF in more ways than one.

I am off back to Malaysia today. Saying goodbye to second daughter and venturing into the wilds of LAX to see if this time I can get through the queues (because I have a paper ticket) and the security in under 3 or so hours in time to get on the plane.

We returned to L.A. yesterday, after our holiday in Yosemite and San Francisco - more of which later. Suffice it to say that high on the places to visit was Borderlands, the specialty bookstore in Valencia St, Mission district - and an absolute must on the itinerary of any sff reader. Or in fact, cat lover. This is Ripley the hairless Sphinx cat. Patting it is rather like running your hand over a balloon filled with water. Sort of rubbery on the outside and soggy inside... Every time I pointed the camera in its direction it looked away in that delightfully non-obliging way common to all felines. Gotta love 'em.

Came away from Borderlands with still more books to try and fit in suitcases and still remain under the weight limit. Wish me luck.

8 comments:

hrugaar said...

Safe journey home ... hopefully with no noramlyfications along the way! hugs

Jo said...

I was going to say the same as Ru, don't get noramlyed on this trip and be safe. Interested to know what books you bought. Never actually seen a hairless cat "in the flesh" as it were.

Elliott Carless said...

I love Sphinx cats! Most people find them ugly, but I think they're adorable! *g*

glenda larke said...

Something always has to go wrong...my flight out of Changi airport has been cancelled. Sigh. At least their wifi is free...

hrugaar said...

It occurred to me later that perhaps an SFF specialist store in SF ought to have a sfinx cat. :)

Sarah said...

Ha ha, I like that one. Very witty, Ru.

Jo said...

Groan, Ru, groan.

Glenda Larke said...

Jo - watch the sidebar on what I am reading.

Ru - more groans here...