Thursday, November 30, 2006

Writing, Reading, and Arithmetic

In his post titled, ‘It’s Over’, Cliff talked about the book signing event held in Tekamah last Friday. It was a fun little event with people lined up out the door. Okay, they weren’t really out the door but they were at least to the door - we had them space out to make the line look longer.

Writing – While Cliff and I both have a book, neither one of them has really taken off the way we had hoped. Okay, they really haven’t taken off and I guess that’s what we expected.

Reading – Following the book signing, Dan requested I read a story. Not wanting to disappoint the huge crowd that had gathered I agreed. Then Cliff read a story. Next thing you know Cliff was reading one of the poems from his book. Of course, I had to read one too – the only one in my book. Cliff and I both concluded we write better than we read. But the crowd, all eight of them, took it in stride.

Arithmetic - Cliff wrote, “We decided that since we had personally purchased all of the books that people went home with, there was going to be a limit to this activity.” We agreed that writing a book and giving it away is a good way to go broke.

At the conclusion of the signing and the reading, the crowd was stunned when we announced that neither of us has heard from Oprah.


Blogger Rachel said...

Great picture Ralph. It looks like a HUGE crowd to me all raving and standing impatiently in line to get to two very important authors!! I know you both had a great time with this.

As for the arithmetic part you should at least have had a cup there for donations!

Just give Oprah time. She'll be calling!!

8:50 PM  
Blogger Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

You two crack me up!!! LOL

Ya know, Stan and Ollie were VERY successful - you may want to discuss a partnership. :)

10:50 AM  
Blogger 1 plus twins said...

well i would pay you both for your books!!! i wish i would have been there that would have been a great thing to witness. sorry to hear oprah hasn't called maybe the ellen show would work best with you too clowns!! lol

1:26 PM  
Blogger Cliff Morrow said...

Stan and Ollie. Stan and Ollie?? Why did you think of those two Mike??
Well Ralph, that's another fine mess you've gotten into.

11:30 PM  
Blogger Aravis said...

You're too funny. Oprah is going to kick herself when you're discovered by someone else. She will publicly declare that she will never forgive you. It will be your choice whether or not you will allow her to make your work an Oprah's Book Club selection...

12:38 AM  

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