Question: So what's the free gift going to be if I come to the book signing besides your autograph?

Answer: I figured I'd have to bribe you guys to come, so I'm toying with the idea of offering up an item from my swag collection for every book purchased while supplies last. (I put "toying" in italics because I break out in a cold sweat every time I think about giving my Everybody Hates Chris backpack away.)

OK, folks, I'm running to the airport to catch my plane (FedEx Flight 239, if you wanna see me off) to Hollywood for the Emmys. I'll be on the red carpet uncovering scoop for next week's Emmy-themed AA, so if you have questions for any of the nominees, send them to me ASAP. And later that night I may (fingers crossed) be participating in a first-of-its-kind TV Guide event so big that we're not even sure we can pull it off. If it does happen, rest assured you'll know about it provided you have access to TVGuide.com and plan to be awake Sunday between 11 pm and 3 am/ET. And if it doesn't happen, TVGuide.com will still be the place to be on Emmy night. In addition to an updated winners' list throughout the night, there will be a minute-by-minute live Watercooler (courtesy of the enviably audacious Damian Holbrook) during both the red carpet and the awards themselves. Now, repeat after me: "Go, Scrubs!"

Oh, one final note: Someone let Claire know I won her little challenge. Yay, me!