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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 04:17 PM
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Sunday Afternoon at the Bookstore
Stopped and bought books at a garage sale on the way in.

A woman dropped in with 35 hard covers and gave them to me. Free.

I've had steady sales today. Online sales continue also.

Several friends I have been missing have called to say hello today.

We are now eating good southern food from Maxies. I have a pulled pork sandwich with BBQ beans and corn bread. The kids have grilled cheese with cajun spiced french fries.

Life can really be pretty good at times...

:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: =====> for the lounge!

RL
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 04:22 PM
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1. I just woke up from a nap
I am glad you are having a good day..Sometimes those are pretty rare :D
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 04:30 PM
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5. Ooh, a nap would be real good too...
Kids got deposited on my doorstep at 7am... Grrrrrr.

But they crawled into bed with me and cuddled. :D

RL
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 06:55 PM
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28. deposited 7am no notice?
Gah, someone (else) needs a lesson in boundaries. And manners.

:hug:

Still sounds like a good day, though.

I wasted my "alone" weekend. Spent most of it here on DU. THAT was dumb, huh?

The house is too damn quiet without the boyos. I was tempted to turn on the TV and the CD player (LOUD) just so I could pretend they were here. Oh and leave the doors open, dirty clothes on the floor, slop some water around, and shoes in the middle of the floor just so I could trip over them! :sigh:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 11:10 PM
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40. No, she had to go to work
I knew she was bringing them...

RL
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 04:22 PM
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2. Hey baby!
Just back from the honeymoon! Soooo glad that your day is well! :bounce:

:loveya:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 04:31 PM
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6. Sounds like you had fun!
My day is great... :loveya:

RL
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 04:23 PM
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3. day to day
life changes

always a new day

glad it is a good one today

:hug:

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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 04:32 PM
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8. Been talking to HP a bunch lately...
Seems to help...

:hi:

RL
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 04:33 PM
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10. good!
need to do some of that myself a bit more...

:hi:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 04:36 PM
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14. The path i was seeking on wasn't working for me
so I've switched paths, coming at it now from the buddhist side into the steps.

RL
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 04:59 PM
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22. very cool
attachment and all goes well with the ideas behind the steps i think too.

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Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 04:23 PM
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4. sounds great Retro
and I'm glad to hear you sounding more positive
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 04:34 PM
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12. Comes and goes.
Today is good, and today is all I got...

:hi:

RL
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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 04:32 PM
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7. That's fantastic.
It will be totally wicked to watch the bookstore grow.

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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 04:34 PM
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13. Yes. I am so enjoying the journey too...
:hug:

RL
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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 04:41 PM
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17. You are on the road less traveled, my friend.
:hug:
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 04:33 PM
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9. ...
:hug:

Good food, great company and a place you love. Sounds like a near-perfect day.

:)
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 04:37 PM
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15. near-perfect yes...
near.

:hug:

:loveya:

RL
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 04:44 PM
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18. Wish you hadn't mentioned pulled pork
I really miss southern cooking. :sigh:

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Rhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 07:37 AM
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48. You're not that far away, Lizzy...
If you're ever in the Morgantown area, these southern gals just might cook for ya!
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 07:48 AM
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50. Woohoo!!
:)

Thanks!
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Bullwinkle925 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 04:33 PM
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11. Right On Retro . . .
You're right - Life CAN be good at times. We need to remember that - all of us.

When you're surrounded by books - kids and good food - what else can you want? I do hope that you pick up and read "Blue Highways".
hugs to you all
:hug:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 07:20 PM
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29. Got a copy of it now...
:hi:

RL
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 04:41 PM
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16. I just placed an order, Retro!
The biography of Anthony Trollope will be going to me.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 07:21 PM
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30. Thank you!
Pulled it off the shelf...

Will be in the mail later this week... :D

RL
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 09:11 PM
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32. You handle the fulfillment yourself?
Guess so, if you don't have warehouses and scads of employees. :hi:

(BTW, Trollope is one of my favorites!)
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 11:11 PM
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41. No employees at all. Just little old me doing everything
I had a good partner but fucked it up...

RL
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 07:19 AM
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46. So sorry
:hug:

I got the confirmation email in the middle of the night.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 04:45 PM
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19. Hi RL!
Glad to hear you are having a nice Sunday! :hug:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 10:18 PM
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34. Thanks...
:hug:

RL
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 04:45 PM
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20. That's so sweet, Retro
I wish I could be a propieter of a book store. It would be a revolutionary one. Fuck the man!
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 11:10 PM
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39. The man reads and spends money too...
I'm less revolutionary and more subversive...

:hi:

RL
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 04:47 PM
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21. No bootie shot today?


Dude, you're slipping!

Still, I'm happy you're having such an excellent day. May it be a taste of things to come, every day hereafter.

:hug:


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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 10:17 PM
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33. For you


:hi:

RL
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 05:04 PM
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23. My dear Retro...
I'm really glad, sweetie, that today is such a good one for you...

You're waaaaaay overdue for this one!

I hope that there will be more and more of them ......

:hug:
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 05:09 PM
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24. Sounds loverly
:hug:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 11:12 PM
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42. ...
:hug:

RL
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 05:44 PM
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25. Really glad you're having a good day, RL
...bookmarked your website. I buy a fair amount of books from Amazon's used book section and I'll now first go through your site.

:hug: One day at a time is all there is.
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lost-in-nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 06:10 PM
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26. Nice to see you
books are amazing....
and yes RL

life can be good

:hug: :hug:

glad your back....
you have to post a picture in the next picture thread....
better yet you should start one.....



lost
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MysticalChicken Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 06:29 PM
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27. Your one garage sale >>>>>>>>>> the three that I went to this weekend.
There were a few garage sales this weekend on the street I live on so I walked to them (I don't drive), and one had mostly little-kids' stuff (although there was a CD there that I wasn't sure if I wanted, decided I did later that day, and went back today but the sale was over why in god's name do people not take their fucking signs down when their garage sale is over huh?), one had mostly clothes and plates and sundry kids' board games, and the third one... well, the third one just had suck. Took me forever to find it, too, since it was down a side road. None of them had any books that weren't meant for the under-8 crowd. Just once I'd like to find a garage sale with some decent alternative music CDs and some good books.
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 07:24 PM
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31. That certainly sounds like a good day! :)
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 10:30 PM
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35. I'm really pleased to hear this, Retro. I'd been worried.
Nice to hear you sounding so upbeat!
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 10:53 PM
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36. I hope it continues to go well!
:hug:

:toast:
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 10:57 PM
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37. I wish I lived close enough
to give you about a brazillion books that are taking up bookshelf space (and floor and under the bed space) that I can't spare.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 11:13 PM
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43. Well, you do know where I got my initial stock from
don't you?

RL
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 11:01 PM
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38. Glad to hear it's been a good day for you, RL
:hug:

Mine has been very good, too. Sometimes it's just the simple things that can really make your day. (and no, I'm not calling anyone who I've had dealings with today 'simple'... :P)
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 11:27 PM
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44. Sounds Great Retro
:)
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 12:17 AM
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45. Good to hear.
:toast:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 07:37 AM
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47. ...
:toast:

RL
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Rhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 07:41 AM
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49. I wish we lived up there...
I would SO volunteer time to help out in the store.

Independent and used/rare bookstores are painfully close to my heart.
When i finally die, i'm hoping to be fortunate enough to haunt one!

:hug: glad you're doing better, hon... :hug:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 12:48 PM
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55. Thanks
:hug:

RL
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swimboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 08:39 AM
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51. Surely one of the loveliest phrases in the English language
Sunday afternoon at the bookstore


then again, I think 'pulled pork sandwich' sounds pretty good too.

I'm glad to hear what a good time you're having, my friend.

:hug: :hi:
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 09:42 AM
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52. great minds think alike.
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swimboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 11:32 AM
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53. Hello, xchrom!
Nice to see you! If you ever get up this way I promise I will fix you up with some pretty good barbeque!

:hi:
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 03:04 PM
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56. hey i'll take you up on that.
i'm hoping that the not too distant future holds a move to durham.

i hope all is well with you swim dude.

:hi:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 12:48 PM
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54. Sunday afternoon at the bookstore
:hug:

RL
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