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Monday, September 8, 2008

Book Signing: Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea @ USF

Today at USF, author Greg Mortenson stopped by to not only sign copies of his book but also give a talk [which I missed since I had class].

While he's suppose to come by 2:30pm, he arrived by 2:50pm in which the line waiting for him grew pretty long.

Finally, around 3:05pm I get to him and I'm pretty much nervous since I'm always looking for words to say when I meet well known person. Plus, I haven't even read the book so I couldnt bring up anything. hahah Oh man, that was a wreck. But I did come out to get my copy signed because I heard it was really a good book and now I'm more pumped to read it.

This was the awkward moment we had--he signed my copy as well as my cousin's copy I got for him.. all the while I'm taking these photos. He then looks up, and I have my camera about 2.5 feet from his face. No words were exchanged at this moment. He just smiles and I just smile too behind the camera. Awkward indeed.

Finally, I was able to muster up a few words and say "Hey, can I take a photo with you?" And he says sure so I give the camera to a friend waiting in line as well to take my photo with him.

It was a strange, exciting, and awkward moment all at once. It's like meeting someone for the first time, with knowledge of his achievements that are nationally known, but only hearing itall  through the grapevine because you yourself haven't takent the time to read up about him.

Yea.. that's how it felt.

1 comment:

den said...

Haha! I can totally see your expression not knowing what to say since you haven't read his book! Haha! However, once you read the book, you'll be glad you met him. He'll be signing his book in San Diego at the end of September so I definitely have to finish reading it!

Here's the link to his Book Tour:
http://www.threecupsoftea.com/BookTour2008.php