Thursday, November 08, 2007

One thing, but then quite another!

Okay, so I had this whole post planned in my head about the bizarre sign I saw on my way home from the library today, advertising that the senior center here in our fine town is holding a MEAT RAFFLE to raise funds.

A MEAT RAFFLE???

I have all sorts of thoughts about what it means for humanity when our elders need to entice us to bid on beef to keep themselves in bingo chips...

But that's gonna have to wait. Because when I logged onto Amazon just now to add Rosie O'Donnell's latest book to my "Books read in 2007" list (yes, I've finally emerged from the weeds...THANK YOU for all the awesome words of support), I saw this and had to share!

Now, if you're wondering, "Does it bother Trish that her Amazon ranking is #1,588,799?" The answer is, Nope....that just means I HAVE AN AMAZON RANKING!!!! Which to me is pretty cool, especially as the manuscript is sitting on my dining room table right now as I go through the final proofread. (I guess that's why they're offering the extra 5% discount for pre-orders; they've seen my last attempt at editing and figure there's a good chance I might miss something...)

20 comments:

Lori Smith said...

I love the cover! You go, girl. ;-)

Tiffani Hill-Patterson said...

That is cool ... nice shade of lipstick!

Kimberly Palmer said...

I can't wait to read it!

Swishy said...

WHOOOO-HOOO!! How exciting!! And I love, love, LOVE the description!

JenKneeBee said...

Congrats! Looks like I better get my order in :)

Kristen said...

YAY!!! Congratulations!! That is so cool!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I agree--just to be there is awesome! And your cover looks great too--I'd definitely pick it up!

L Sass said...

Meat raffles are, sadly, quite common in some areas of my home state (Minnesota)!

Love the book cover! Are you planning to have a reading / signing in NYC? If so, I'll be there.

Sarakastic said...

The last time I was at Amazon the cover wasn't there, it looks great!

Patti said...

i am with you...i'd take any ranking on amazon...hell, i'd make a poster and plaster it all around town if i had any ranking...it's just how i roll.

Beck said...

You are AMAZING, you writer, you!

Kristine said...

Congratulations!! And I hope the meat raffle goes well, too. :)

The Dream said...

Come on, how many old people do you know who are veg-heads? They LIVE for meat ... and they live a wicked long time, too! (confusion)

GREAT that you are ranked! VERY cool. Enjoy the final edits!

A Life Uncommon said...

The cover is fantastic! And sorry to say, but often that's the first thing that pulls me in... I know how superficial of me. ;)

I can't wait to read it.. CONGRATS!!

Julie Carobini said...

I agree--that cover's a kick! Congrats on getting to the galley stage...you're almost home :)

13 said...

"a MEAT RAFFLE to raise funds."

Let's just hope they don't experiment with other meat-themed games. A ham-filled pinata. Pin the tail on the bacon. This is all very wrong.

ellesappelle said...

Congratulations! I'm going to be one of those pre-ordering people :) It looks beautiful.

Moanna said...

The book is beautiful. Trying to imagine how it feels to be you, looking at it.

LEstes65 said...

Honestly, when I finally get a copy of your book, I will probably have to wear Depends. I am SO excited! And you WILL sign mine. Oh you WILL sign.

I can't wait to add you to my LibraryThing book list!!! You ah so wikkid COOL!

PS - my word verification was "worpp". I love that. It will be my new exclamation.

Stacy said...

You have a cover! Yay! The last time I looked at your book on Amazon, the cover wasn't there yet.

And I have never heard of a meat raffle.