Tuesday, June 24, 2008

OH OYSTERS COME AND WALK WITH ME...BUT ANSWER CAME THERE NONE.

Too late o'clock and Too cold farenheit... So...
What was the most remarkably wonderful thing about Portland?
Was it the delectable and tasty fruit of the mer?

Was it the seductively soft slumbering scenario?

How about the scintillating and thought provoking well placed piece of art around every corner?

Was it an eager audience at Annie Bloom's Books?

Or Maybe....it might have been where the Heathman Hotel placed a signed copy of LOTTERY amongst other signed copies of books from other well-fed and well-housed novelists who stayed at the Heathman Hotel...
Or maybe...just maybe...

IT IS THE FACT THAT THERE WAS A REAL LIVE HONEST TO GOODNESS BATHTUB IN MY ROOM?????
Which will it be gentle readers?
You pick.
The first person with the correct guess for the right reason WINS AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF THE TRADE PAPERBACK OF LOTTERY who happens to be at the #2 position on the Northwest's Trade Paperback Fiction Bestseller List in the Seattle Times.
Bloggers start your engines...

24 comments:

Dawn Anon said...

Oh my gosh! A signed copy of Lottery.....I'd better get this right!

I'll go with my first guess and follow my gut instinct. Everytime i override my gut, i regret it. Let's see if it works this time.

While good food is always a heavenly thing. And an Eager audience has got to be a nearly undescribable thing (in a wonderful way). The bookshelf would be exciting and if i'd ever have a book placed there, i'd probably cry. But my vote is for the bathtub!! Gotta be the bathtub!

Why? You are a girl. You live in a boat. I love boats but i've never really been on a boat that can be lived in but i've been in an RV shower/bath. Bruises on my elbows from hitting the walls and worries about enough water in the tank..... No option for soaking... no option for bubbles.... I think the best thing was the bath!

Good morning all.
~Dawn Anon (who now has a blog!)

Carrie Wilson Link said...

So great to really meet you last night, Pat! I'm inspired in my own writing, and deeply grateful for yours!

Thank you,
Carrie

Ric said...

Damn, got here too late. Dawn anon came up with it, I'm sure.

As a guy, I would have gone for the bookshelf.

but the wife, when wishing to relax, takes a myriad of candles, and disappears into the tub, full of very hot water and bubbles.

Apparently, it works....

Demon Hunter said...

I think the eager audience is the best thing for any writer---it just is...

ORION said...

Keep it up guys...I might even spring for whoever guesses the SECOND most wonderful thing in Portland...

laughingwolf said...

all else is STUFF... without the audience, there is no grand feedback, so they get my vote :)

La La said...

I'm gonna say that the most remarkable thing about Portland was meeting Carrie Link! She is FABULOUS!

I found you via her blog!

My second choice is the bathtub!

Lisa said...

Bathtub! Absolutely the bathtub!

JKB said...

Oh ho my friends, it must be the bed!!

Roberta said...

I have to vote for that bathtub.

Linda Kay Hardie said...

Speaking as a published author (and a woman who loves a bathtub), I would have to go for the bookshelf. Imagine my words standing up there, amongst the "real" authors! I can only guess at the authors contained in that bookcase, but considering the size of the bookcase and the appeal of Portland, I'm sure there are some Big Names in there -- how exciting to be next to such!
Linda Kay Hardie
author, Louie Larkey and the Bad Dream Patrol

Holly Kennedy said...

It's always so funny to see how you react to hotels, boat-living writer that you are.

I say the tub, hands down.

Susan said...

I say it was all these elements that combined in a savory dish for the traveller who needs hand-delivered sustenance, welcome from the locale - smiling faces and wooden shelves that say "you will not be forgotten" - inspiration for the eye, support for the weary back and legs, and a tub of hot steamy water to restore the soul of a writer.

Polly Kahl said...

This is far from original, but...the tub.

Michelle O'Neil said...

I'm guessing the eager audience, especially Carrie Link?

Do I win?
Do I win?

Jay said...

Well, everyone else beat me to the bathtub answer, but my second vote is for the people.

Traveling is all about the people you meet along the way. Food, views, bookcases, beds...all secondary.

So I vote for the cool people of Portland.

Anonymous said...

Hi Patricia, There is a great article in the Honolulu Advertiser featuring YOU today!!! You are a celebrity!!
Keep up the great work and spreading the word about literacy!! Mary

ORION said...

Keep going! Points will be awarded for creativity!
Aloha Mary!
I'll be home tonight...

Margaret Yang said...

I'm answering this as a writer. I am looking at your extremely well-crafted blog post. (Does sucking up help me win a prize?) Your blog post was obviously leading up to something, right? You start with something great, and then build to something even greater until you get to the zenith. It's all about craft!

Therefore, I am going to say that the favorites were listed in reverse order.

1. Tub
2. Bookshelf
3. Audience
4. Art
5. Bed
6. Oysters

Janet said...

The eager audience. Because you love your readers.

Regardless, this Walrus definitely approves of your title...

Word verifications: zlupg, which is probably the sound of those oysters disappearing.

mlh said...

I would guess that it is the full roll of toilet paper IN the bathroom.

Other than that, I would say the newspaper which you read saying your book is at the #2 position on the bestseller list.

Janna Qualman said...

I'm with Susan: All of the above.

Glad you've had a great time, Patricia!

Jess said...

MM, I'm too late, but I say All Of The Above and especially the eager audience and especially Carrie. I love a tub, don't get me wrong, but they do have tubs in other cities...

ORION said...

Hey it's not Friday yet- I just got home- There's still time to enter...