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Posted: 9/24/2004 10:49:21 PM EDT
My 401K cratered, the company I work for has no real pension plan, I'm 52 YO and might live longer than I expected.

This is scary.

I feel like a boxer down on points, entering round 15 and know I have to win by a knockout.

Should I write a book of just stop taking my Zocor?

Would any of you guys REALLY buy it?
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 10:52:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 10:52:39 PM EDT
My Blind Servant by The Seeing Eye Cat.

I'd buy that in a second.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 11:57:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:
My Blind Servant by The Seeing Eye Cat.

I'd buy that in a second.

And I'll buy a copy in the next third of a second.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 11:59:48 PM EDT
I've enjoyed your stories here for a very long time.

Just make sure that when you do write the book, to include some of those classic seeing eye cat pictures. Hey.... sometimes all those words are hard to take.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 12:00:24 AM EDT
BIG +1
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 12:08:13 AM EDT
I'm in for at least 5 copies.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 12:09:17 AM EDT
You'd be the Patrick McManus of the Navy.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 12:22:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2004 12:22:45 AM EDT by PeteCO]
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 1:03:18 AM EDT
I'm in for three. Better start writing.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 7:48:16 PM EDT
Only if you will come here to sign it .
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 7:53:47 PM EDT
Write a book about what?
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 8:02:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Write a book about what?

whats the story line?
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 8:04:46 PM EDT
Pic I have always enjoyed reading your stories. A book would be even more enjoyable me thinks. You definitely have a knack for writing. I'd be thrilled to see you follow through. and indulge your passion. I love that kind of stuff.

Put me down for five copies.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 8:05:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2004 8:13:48 PM EDT by NightWatchman]
Anybody want to point me to any of his his stories? I work for Random House, no I don't I just want to read them.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 8:05:55 PM EDT
this is arfcom buddy, you could write a book about tactical knitting and i'm pretty sure we could get the word out to the rest of the world

Link Posted: 9/25/2004 8:07:42 PM EDT
I would buy one and several to give as gifts!
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 8:15:50 PM EDT
I'll take six copies.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 8:24:32 PM EDT
Only if it's the "Adventures of a Seeing Eye Cat" and its bumbling (kidding) handler.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 8:30:11 PM EDT
Why not? Tom Clancy didn't start writing until later in his life. If you enjoy it go for it. Just keep food on the table and a roof over your head.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 8:39:57 PM EDT
Fuck an A, pic. I've been telling you for over a year to write a book. Talk to Matt Bracken, author of Enenies Foreign and Domestic about getting that bad boy into print.

Writing isn't easy and it's probably the least efficient way of making money aside from recycling aluminum cans. But you've had an interesting life and you're very funny. I'd buy a copy.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 9:13:25 PM EDT
Yep...you could start by printing out your arfcom posts. Forgot what you told the kid to tell the teacher and then went to the school to do his detention period. LMAO. Maybe that infobabe that you gave the 'story' to will by a copy .
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 9:17:22 PM EDT
Hell yes Pic I would get/buy a couple in a heartbeat.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 9:30:36 PM EDT
Yes most def!

I have read many of your posts to friends and relatives, all of whom loved them.

Link Posted: 9/25/2004 9:55:40 PM EDT
If you do it for yourself, who cares if people buy it? Follow your dreams and they will take you places you could never have imagined. I just love a happy ending
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 9:58:14 PM EDT
I've been thinking about writing a book for a while now too.

Same as him, i just don't know if anyone would buy it, so why bother?

The "experience" maybe?

Link Posted: 9/25/2004 10:00:50 PM EDT
Anyon have a link to the story????
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 2:30:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2004 2:32:36 AM EDT by John-NC]
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 5:19:23 AM EDT
Make sure the distributor sells it in Aus too! Ill get my friends to buy it as well and give it as presents eheh
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 5:27:43 AM EDT

I'm thinking more along the lines of 'graphic novel'.

Link Posted: 9/26/2004 5:46:30 AM EDT
You should start writing books pic.

You have a great way with words and tell any story with a twist of humor.

I would buy a book you authored.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 5:50:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 1:34:46 PM EDT
Please publish your stories. With the net, you can get a great deal of word-of-mouth publicity. I would eagerly purchase a copy.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 11:24:40 PM EDT
Piccolo, I would by your book in a heart beat, your SEC stories are a riot and I could not helpbut be rivited to your ghost story about the 'Sea hag' (not sure of title).

You do have talent and a definate 'way' with words.........Just do it!!!
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 4:12:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 4:14:52 AM EDT
No, but I myself have seriously thought about stand up comedy.

Maytbe you should too.

Link Posted: 9/27/2004 4:17:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/27/2004 4:19:10 AM EDT by kindstranger]
I'd buy one, and not out of charity. I smell a SE group buy!
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 4:30:54 AM EDT
Piccolo... you have a talent for storytelling.

You should indeed write your book. I would buy it in paperback.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 5:09:44 AM EDT
I would buy a few copies.
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