Sunday, July 6, 2008

Your Memories of 9/11

I'm now accepting stories about your momentos or items that you have kept, which bring back memories of 9/11.

The first book of the series, Our Stories, Our Stuff: The Special Meaning Behind the Things We Keep, will be a Tribute to 9/11.

Scheduled for release at the end of 2008, this Limited Edition paperback will include stories about 9/11 from everyday people who have special memories linked to a special item. The people and stories will also be highlighted during my lectures, in my blog and also in my podcasts starting in September.

Please send in your story via email to: and included your full name, address and phone number for verification (info will be kept confidential and will not be published). You can also include your URL if you'd like. Deadline for submissions: Monday, July 21, 2008.

Also looking for people to be interviewed to share their stories; please send an email to: to be contacted.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thanks!

Eva Abreu, Author
Our Stories, Our Stuff
1308 Centennial Ave, Suite 407
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Tel. 1-877-708-0884 (toll-free U.S.)

Fat Cat: can i haz chezburga...sub sandwich?

When you order a cheeseburger and side of fries, you expect to get...well, a cheeseburger and a side of french fries, right?

A friend ordered this all-American well-known meal at a local pizza place in New Jersey, and what he got instead, was what we call a submarine sandwich here in NJ, with the fries INSIDE the sandwich, plus all the trimmings.

Not what he expected.

This a photo of the sandwich after he decided to taste it since he couldn't return it:

What's the story behind the sandwich? Seems like this pizza place just introduced a new line of Fat Subs. This one is called the Fat Cat, with 2 cheeseburgers, French Fries, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Ketchup and Mayo on a submarine roll. They also have on the menu a Fat Sam, Fat Darryl, Fat B****ard, and Fat B**ch which is made with Cheese Steaks, Chicken Fingers, Mozzarella Sticks, French Fries, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Mayo and Ketchup all crammed on a submarine roll (can you tell this place is near Rutgers University?)

I asked the owner if he came up with the ideas for these sub sandwiches and he said he saw it at another restaurant. Gotta give him credit for trying to come up with something new and different, rather than just plain ol' pizza.

Do you have a story to add about something new and different in your life?
...or, something old and sentimental that you've kept forever? Send in your stories to

Thanks for sharing!

P.S. If you've read this far, and can identify the name and town of this pizza place, the first person to email me with the correct information will receive $5 (almost enough to pay for one Fat Cat sub).