Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hump Day Nerdgasm: The Not-Actually-Wednesday Edition

So it's 2 a.m., and that means it's officially Thursday. We are over the hump and have now begun our descent. Wednesday came and went with nary a Nerdgasm.

But listen here, you lot . . . I have nerdy things to say EVERY day of the week, and I won't be silenced just because it's Thursday or because my brain has switched into hibernation mode or because I'm inexplicably craving Ramen right now!

*ponders*

I really don't have much to say, as it turns out. But I suppose I could show you pictures from my latest excursion to the Last Bookstore?

A group of us went Monday with the intention of spectating the open mic night, but then we made the mistake of entering the $1-book labyrinth . . . never to be heard from again. *ominous tubas*

I haven't been able to get any decent pictures of this labyrinth of books, but my friend Jon has a fancy iPhone and some kind of fancy photo editor app that's available only on fancy iPhones, and what I'm leading up to is that he posted the pictures on Facebook and I thieved them. (Jon, if you're reading this, can I use these pictures I'm already using? I'll take your silence as consent.)

OooooOOOOoooOOOooooooooo

Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh

Ridiculous, yes? And those are only from the FIRST room. The shelves wind on and on and-on-and-on-and-on.

So I decided to let myself buy five books. I was holding Anansi Boys, Sophie's Choice, In Cold Blood, and Cider House Rules and looking for a fifth when another friend flashed this before my eyes:

Space cowboys with shenanigans included.
So I put all those books back (*scoff* Books. Who needs 'em?).

But THEN I strayed farther into the labyrinth and found two books that promised to be the key to my escape, and I really had no choice but to take them or face an eternity trapped in a room with millions of books (the HORROR).



I've been meaning to read A Prayer for Owen Meany for the LONGEST. And I'm hoping a reread of Redwall will revive the golden reading days of my youth. Plus, I'm curious if the feasting scenes will still give me the jonesies for a hunk of bread and a block of cheese (I'll keep you posted on that).

So that's what I left with that day the next day when I went BACK . . . because on Monday night my card was declined and I had to ask the nice people at the desk to hold my treasure until I could return with sufficient funds.

31 comments:

  1. I want to go there... Seriously, everyone has to stop going to the AWESOMEST book places, until I can join in. It's just not fair otherwise!

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  2. Oh man, that book store looks delicious.

    And speaking of delicious... I can't of think the Redwall books without getting hungry. I just remember being twelve and shoveling food in my mouth while reading them. Mmm, good times.

    PS I once lent my copy of Mossflower to my mom's friend's son, and HE DIDN'T RETURN IT. Just because this was over ten years ago and he was 11 doesn't make me any less bitter about it. *cries in a corner*

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  3. As the Crowe FliesJuly 12, 2012 at 5:42 AM

    That looks like an amazing bookshop. How have I never heard of it?

    Oh, Joss Whedon. If I were ever to have children, I would want him as the baby daddy.

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  4. 1. That's amazing.


    2. You put BACK SOPHIE'S CHOICE?? AGH.


    3. Dude, did I tell you one of my wishes is to walk the northern English countryside with a walking stick and a knapsack with a loaf of bread and some cheese wrapped in a cloth napkin? DID I TELL YOU THIS?

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  5. I...totally never got into the Redwall series. Because it was about mice, you see. And I am a human.

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  6. Don't forget the wineskin!

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  7. I love you for loving Firefly <3
    One day I will own you, Complete Series! One day!

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  8. WHO would get rid of that series? I don't understand what it was doing with the used DVDs, but I'm happy for that mysterious previous owner's stupidity.

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  9. 1. Yes...yes, it is amazing.


    2. LET ME EXPLAIN. The only copy of Sophie I could find had been doodled to death by some bored college student. I already know the book is cripplingly depressing, and I don't need someone's escapist scribblings to make it any worse! And the only reason I'm even considering reading it is because of YOU...so shush.


    3. YOU HAVE NEVER TOLD ME THIS. I don't suppose you'd want to pretend to be a mouse at the same time?

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  10. They've only been in this building (which used to be an old bank) for a year, so word is still making its way around I think.


    Given Joss's penchant for killing off beloved characters, I just don't know if he should be trusted around children. : /

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  11. I'm not getting your point here.

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  12. YES. They were always feasting, and it made YOU want to feast along with them. I wonder if we can link this book series to the rise in childhood obesity. Hrmmmmm.


    P.S. Let's never forgive that book-thieving 11-year-old boy. NEVER.

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  13. If you ever toddle over to this side of the States, Laura...oh, the places we'll go!

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  14. Totally worth the wait! I commend you for your dedication and your late-night posting. Also, I want to live in that bookshop. It is mega-nice. Also also, I've had A Prayer for Owen Meany sitting on my shelf for over a year and haven't gotten around to reading it. Even though when I bought it a fellow book sale shopper told me it changed her life. If THAT reveiw won't get me to stop what I'm doing and read it right-stat-now, then I just don't know. I hope you like it!

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  15. I WANT TO LIVE THERE TOO...which is why I've been trying to get a job there for months. WHY won't they pay me to live there?!


    Let's see how long it takes me to get around to reading Owen Meany. I have a feeling it will be sitting on my shelf for a while. Poor neglected Owen.

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  16. Oh, ok. Other people's notes in books are way irritating. But the LANGUAGE, MEG. THE LANGUAGE IS SO WONDERFUL.


    Also ugh. Talking mice. Never ok (except for Reepicheep).

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  17. I will TOTALLY read it soon. I can't wait actually.


    Talking mice are people too!

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  18. This is like not reading Harry Potter because you're a muggle.

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  19. FALSE THAT IS A DIFFERENT RACE NOT A DIFFERENT SPECIES

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  20. Does this fat badger remind anyone else of Count Fosco?

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  21. POST THAT SOMEWHERE AT SOME POINT

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  22. I want to go to there.



    Was your card trying to tell you that maybe you need to think over your book purchases? Cos if it was, I'm very happy you were like "Yeah, so I slept on it and I'll take all those books, kthxbai"

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  23. Who gave that badgery villain a child??

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  24. I think my card WAS trying to gently steer me away from making any more book purchases. BUT THE JOKES ON YOU, CARD.

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  25. The mole child seems safe enough at the moment. *watches Fosco Badger suspiciously*

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  26. I am late to comment, but YES to Owen Meany and another YES to Redwall.


    Also, I feel your pain regarding the card being rejected. Our power got cut off for about 24 hours right before our trip. Embarrassing and totally craptastic.

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  27. Your comments are ALWAYS welcome...even if they come a year after the actual post.


    I feel a lot better about myself now that you said your power got turned off...because sometimes my adulthood is debatable, but YOURS is official. And if it happens to an official adult, well then...it can't be so bad. ; )

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  28. Is that just your way of saying I'm OLD?! ;)


    Stuff happens. Things are forgotten or "submit" buttons aren't pressed or whatever. I'm just grateful that the in-laws were willing to put us up for the night b/c it was waaaay too hot to stay in the house.

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  29. I KNEW you were gonna say that! I KNEW IT.


    But no...I'm not saying you're OLD. You get adult points for life events. So points for being married, points for having kids, etc. And you have more adult points than I do. ; )

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