I'm far too lazy to carry around much more than my own body weight, so I decided not to weigh down my backpack with a laptop or a camera. That's why you're not getting any live blogging on the North Carolina Festival of the Book. Until I get the recap post together, you'll have to settle for this camera phone photo of two lines. In the foreground, you see the people who really want Ann Patchett's signature on one (or more) of her books. If you look beyond those people, you may be able to make out a small segment of the absurdly long line of people waiting to get in to see Tom Wolfe. Now take a guess whether or not I waited in either of those lines. I'll let you know tomorrow.
Back out for day two today. At least I won't have to suffer through a Braves game, which right now is far worse than standing in a long line.