Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Innovative organizational tip and stalking the wild O'Brien

In an effort to streamline operations here at the Offices of Erin O'Brien, I've removed all the sticky notes from my computer face (that date as far back as a year [well ... I think that far, they're not dated]) and adhered them to a notebook page. By doing so, I will clearly be able to complete the tasks so meticulously outlined on each square (I don't know what half of the notes mean and cannot read the other half). Feel free to employ this method in your own administrative life.

In perhaps a more industrious use of my time, I've also created a public calendar listing my readings, signings and events and posted a link to it right over there near the top of the right-hand side bar for reference.

Here are the events so far:

Feb 2: An Irish Hungarian Book Launch, Local Girl Gallery, 7 p.m. with a reading at 8 p.m.

Feb 8: Radio spot, Around Noon with Dee Perry, WCPN 90.3, Northeast Ohio, listen live or online at 12 p.m. EST or download the podcast anytime after the airdate.

March 24: An Irish Hungarian reading and signing, Mac's Backs, 7 p.m.

March 31: Workshops, The 21st Annual Western Reserve Spring Writers’ Conference, Lakeland Community College.

Here is the first bit of feedback I've received from a reader who downloaded the Kindle version from Amazon, read it cover to cover and sat down to send me this.

I couldn't help myself. I just preordered ten copies of your book to give to friends ... Thank you for creating this perfect book so that I can unexpectedly gift them to friends that will enjoy it immensely.

Wow. Stay tuned, boppers.

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Alanna Klapp said...

So excited! Lots of Erin O'Brien sightings this year! :)

B.E. Earl said...

Just bought my copy. I'll be reading over the weekend, but I know it's gonna be great!

DogsDontPurr said...

They must put some kind of drug into the sticky on post-it notes. You just can't throw them away.

Deep down you know that one day you will be in dire need of that particular message....and only at that time will you be able to decode it.

We all know this...and it's because of the sticky.....

Tony Rugare said...

Let me lend my voice to the kudos for your book. It's been my companion for the past three nights. The lobster and rice experience is my favorite so far. Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Erin-any Irish/Hungarian groundhog recipes in the book?

The Twisted Tine said...

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that has well-aged post-its covering his monitor area. Back when I had an office job, I had in upwards of 30 notes in front of me at all times.

Now, I've got a few... one is a drawing of a flamingo I did, another is a Peanut Butter Cupcake recipe, and the last is a note from my lady in regards to the five year old of the house which reads, "Cannon this morning to me, 'God won't be happy if you squeeze my junk.'" from 4/13/2011.

It should be noted that we don't actually squeeze his junk. Not sure where it came from, but I love his vocabulary.

I'm looking forward to giving the book a read...