I'm finally free! That's right, Yianni has just finished his final uni exam for Semester 1. FREEDOM!!! WOOPEE!!!
Okay, that set aside, today was an amazing day.
A few days ago, my good friend Eddy called me up and asked if I wanted to meet up with him pre-Management exam today (we both do, wait, DID the same subject). He also happened to mention that Neil Strauss was in Melbourne and doing a book promotion/signing in support of his new book, Emergency. Now, for those of you not in the know, Neil Strauss, also known as 'Style', is the author of The Game, a memoir of his time spent in the seduction community. During this time, Neil managed to work his way up from a lowly man who could not get laid, PERIOD, to a smooth talking master pick-up artist. At that point in time, just before he had written The Game, he is said to have been the greatest pick-up artist in the world.
Eddy found that book in Year 10, and really tried to apply it and pick up chicks. And he had a bit of success. I tried it once or twice, but found out I was just too lazy to try and memorise a set of routines; I just took a few tips on how to work the social crowd (I used to be really shy).
Getting back to a few days ago..
So Eddy called me up and asked me if I wanted to go to this signing. I agreed, because it was kinda celebrating the end of exams, and I was just really interested in meeting Neil in person.
So straight after our Management exam today, Eddy and I hop on the train into the city. Predictably, Connex (the company that runs the trains) decides to be shit, and doesn't run on time. End result, Eddy and I end up getting to Dymock's in the city about 15 minutes late. It wasn't much; we got a good view of Neil, but missed out on a seat.
For those of you wondering what Neil's like, I'll help form a picture; he's average height, has an interesting facial hair style (beard and 'stash, but cut quirkily), has a shaven head (as he famously sports), has a slightly annoying nasal voice and is very charismatic, funny and warm. Well, you'd expect him to be, considering he's the WORLD'S BEST PICK-UP ARTIST .
So anyway, he makes his presentation (in which he demonstrates how to pick handcuffs and combination locks, which was awesome) and we go into some question and answer time. And I gotta tell you, some weird fucking people live in Melbourne. Here are some of the questions:
"What's a good medication to jack off to?"
NO, I'M NOT SHITTING YOU. SOME DOUCHEBAG ACTUALLY ASKED THAT.
"How many chicks have you fucked?" Well dur, he's Neil Strauss. More than you, buddy.
And then some idiot standing in the front went to ask a question and ended up telling us his life story for five minutes, and how the online seduction community had helped him so much. Which wasn't bad, but he was such a goddamn prick about it. Moar First Act, much? Yeah, that type of guy.
So after q&a has finished, we get the opportunity to get our books signed. Well, everybody else got their books signed. I got a condom box signed. Lol, Neil was a bit perplexed at the time, and asked if it was the box of condoms I used when I lost my virginity . I was like . (Well, not really, I was more v, but anyway...)
I explained that the box was a momento of a tremendously epic day and night out with my girlfriend, and that the story was too long to tell at a book-signing, but I promised I'd email him. And yeah, I'll throw it up here when I get around to write it.
So yeah, after all that, I got to meet and chat with the world's best pick-up artist. He's a pretty nice guy (wow, BIG SURPRISE ) and he has pretty good fashion sense. If any of you want to know anything, else, let me know.
So yeah, that was my amazing day! Have a good one, people.
p.s. I'll throw up a few pics of signatures, and of myself, Neil and Eddy (I'm the guy on the left, Neil's the guy in the middle, Eddy's the asian guy).
And hopefully I'll figure out how to make the pics appear in the blog (fucking IMG tags aren't working).