In a world moving at light speed, yes I’ve used this saying before… To have 4 consecutive great days is almost unheard of. Well, I’ve had 5 great days. It started out good and ended fabulous. My book FILL THE FRAME hit 13 on Amazon. Sean Strub of the hotel Fauchére hosted a book signing for literary club which was extremely successful. The one hour presentation lasted 2 hours. I was totally honored that people came to hear me and purchase a copy of my book. I guess I will have to start working on FILL THE FRAME II.
Excerpts from my book FILL THE FRAME…
I wanted Star Trek’s William Shatner as a celebrity guest & co-host when I was hosting The Canon Photo Safari. We finally connected in 1999, for a segment being filmed in Israel. I didn’t know much about him; I was no Trekkie, but for some reason Bill had always fascinated me.
One typically torrid morning at 4:30, we set off for some far-flung location, and by 3:30 that afternoon it was even hotter. Bill and I were sitting shoulder to shoulder on a stone wall, gazing out at a magnificent ruin, when he glanced at me and said, “You know Joe, you look really hot.”
“Well, it’s warm,” I said, “but I’m not that hot.”
“Well, you really look really hot.”
“What can I say? It’s hot.””
“You know what? You also look very, very tired.”
“Well, I’m not that tired.”
“But you really look tired. You look very hot, and you look very tired. Actually, you look exhausted.”
“I’m really not exhausted.” “No, you really are exhausted.”
At that point, we paused. I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer, sometimes it takes two or three kicks under the table for me to catch on. I looked at the director, and said, “I’m feeling a little queasy, I’m very hot, and I’m really tired. I’d like to go back to the kibbutz, and relax a bit. Is there any way we could make up the work tomorrow?”
The director said, “Well, if you’re not up to it . . .”