Upsurf.net Book Signing
Tuesday, July 11th I was scheduled to do a book signing at Upsurf.net Internet Cafe in York, Maine. Bob Rogers, one of the owners thought it would be a good fit with his business and I told him I'd bring SPAM (in a can). The morning of, I decided to whip up a couple of SPAM dishes instead of just feeding people SPAM out of the can.
So I went to the Hormel web site to find a couple of recipes. I decided on SPAM dip and SPAM Casserole (minus the peas).
I then packed everything up, with cheese and crackers, plates, utensils and napkins, and oh yes, my books. It was pouring rain when I got to Upsurf.net, but Bob and I unloaded my car and I set up a table with the dishes.
There were already a couple of people there and I corralled them into trying the dishes, which Bob and I had already tasted. So far, the dip was the best, but the casserole wasn't too bad. We started an informal survey to see who like which dish best. The following is me and Bob.
People started to trickle in and out throughout the afternoon. At one point, my chiropractor, Nancy, showed up and loved the dip:
Everyone who came in said that the SPAM dishes were a terrific idea and they had a ball with it. I got a lot of great feedback on my book as well.
I was signing books like crazy:
As the afternoon came to a close, we found that 80% of those who came liked the dip better, 18% liked the casserole and 2% liked both and couldn't make up their minds. There wasn't much left of my SPAM dishes, that's for sure!