Free Books!! (and hi, Shayne)

Did I mentions that the Waanders Bookstore in Auburn IN has free books? Have I written about that in any of my blogs yet? I’m too lazy to go back and look, so if I have, well, you can never hear too much about free books.

Walk inside the door and turn right. In front of you, on the very bottom shelf, are free books! The sign encourages patrons to “help themselves!” I took four the first time I went in and went in and snagged three more yesterday. They are advance copies of books coming out soon; I didn’t see anything by anyone I’d heard of before, but found one really good one: Torture the Artist by Allen Goebel. It’s basically a really nice social commentary on the state of entertainment. So, you know, if you happen to be in town for the big car show thing they have every year, you might want to swing by (and then be sure to visit my uncle’s Mexican restaurant right next door. Their PHATT STUFFED CHIMI is amazing…a chimichanga with cajun spices!!). And while you’re there getting free books, pick up some books you have to pay for at the same time. Support your independent bookstores!!

I also got to talk with one of my best friends from high school, Shayne, yesterday. She told me that she comes online and reads my blog all the time but she hasn’t signed up for MySpace because she is only online at work (a bank) and she’s already lost her email account for, you know, non-banking emails (sorry, Shayne).

So Shayne can read my blogs but never respond. And that gives me a freedom like you wouldn’t believe. But I won’t abuse that. I will say, however, that yesterday on the phone Shayne said she refers to one of my relatives (I’m not saying who) as “the prancing pony.” I told my dad, and he laughed like a crazy man.

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