Well, THIS was hilarious!
Posted by kristipetersenschoonover
If you know me personally, you probably know that I don’t do well with math; thanks to my dad realizing I’d never be a rocket scientist, he put me in classes that focused on what I’d need to balance my checkbook, pay my bills, and function in life.
Although I’m glad he did—and I have a solid handle on basic skills—sometimes I still have issues, particularly spatially. If something is described in inches, feet, or other measures, I have trouble understanding how large or small something is. I usually can only “see it” in my head if it’s compared to an object with which I’m familiar.
Recently, I was going to order a banner for an upcoming book signing I have at Howe Caverns on August 3. I could have ordered the small size and used my publisher’s metal framing, and, in fact, that’s what I was planning on doing.
However, Vistaprint—where I order all of my collateral materials—was having a sale, and their large retractable banners were available for about half price. Since the Howe Caverns lobby is—pardon the pun—cavernous, I wanted something larger so the banner would be seen; in addition, the book’s cover wouldn’t fit on a standard width. I ordered the 47” x 81” Premium Wide Retractable banner.
I wasn’t prepared for the size of this thing when it arrived in the mail!
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About kristipetersenschoonoverA ghost story writer who still sleeps with the lights on, Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies; her traditionally published books include a short story collection, THE SHADOWS BEHIND. She was the recipient of three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She serves as co-host of the DARK DISCUSSIONS podcast, as founding editor of the dark literary journal 34 ORCHARD, and is a member of both the New England Horror Writers and the Horror Writers Association. Follow her adventures at kristipetersenschoonover.com.
Posted on July 11, 2019, in Deep Thoughts & Fun Stuff, The Shadows Behind, The Writing Life and tagged banners for book signings, how large can you get a retractable banner, Howe Caverns, Vistaprint. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
I think it’s fabulous! In this case, bigger is better!
Thank you! Everyone should be able to see it. Howe is a LARGE place. But I really didn’t mean it to be THAT large!!
Scary, isn’t it?!!
YES IT IS!! LOL