Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I wanted to thank you for your kindness - and your sweet comments on yesterdays posting!! I do appreciate them!! A warm moment on this cold damp morning. We are supposed to be getting warmer around here, but I doubt it... I'll just enjoy the cold and fog!!
Today's post refers to a trip I made over the weekend - as most of us know Borders has finally thrown in the towel and is going out of Business - how very sad, but I think inevitable - for many reasons.... but this also means that the stock still held in the stores is being sold at various discounted prices - from 10% to 40% throughout the store. I almost passed on going but then thought I should take a look - well, of course I found a couple of things....
I wanted the Tracy Hepburn collection since it first came out - all 9 of their flicks are included - a great collection and good transfers. The two Blu-Ray's I din't have and had always meant to get and the book... how could I pass on a book with "Notorious " in the title... so racy and decadent!!
I will probably stop back by as the discounts increase - not expecting to find much, but you never can tell. I think the saddest part of this whole thing is that with the onset of the "Big Box" book store, it drove the little book stores out of business years ago.... so now we are left with Amazon. Don't get me wrong, I do like Amazon, but it does not replace actually shopping in a store. Here in SF there are really no book stores left, I can only think of two actual book stores in the city. Close to the city there is a Barnes and Noble, but that is down in South City and about a 20 minute drive. There a few used book stores left (I do love me a bargain on a used book) but that really doesn't replace the "new book" store. At some point in the far distant future I will probably break down and get a "plastic, magical flat book" - but like all other new formats that I have had to adapt to in my life (ie. - cd's, vhs, beta, dvd, blu-ray...you get the idea) - I will fight the "plastic book" tooth and nail for a few more years.
Not much on the stitching front - I think I crossed about 4 x's - I just sort of passed out in my stitching chair while impersonating a dog bed. Where the who hounds get off thinking I am just a warm lump to sleep on I haven't the foggiest...... :)
There you go sports fans. Thanks for stopping by, do stop by again!!