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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spring is Here!!

Spring officially begins here in the Eastern United States at 01:48 EDT and I have to say that it's about time!!

Bye bye, winter!!

I love Spring.

Summer is better, but Spring is definitely a step in the right direction.

(Of course you realize that this post was post-dated ahead of the actual time of 1:48 AM, right? I'll happily be in z-z-z-z land by then. Check back once in a while today because I'll be adding more stuff as the day wears on with each entry in a different color and font.)


Two book stories for you:

1) If you've read here long enough you'll know that I love going to bookstores but that I hate paying too much for the books I want to buy. Yesterday was no exception. I went in to Barnes & Noble to use up a gift card I had left over from Christmas, which had like $4.51 on it. I ended up spending over $50, but here's the kicker: One of the books I bought had a list price of $30. Subtract the discount from my Membership card and my price for the book dropped to $24. Not bad, I thought, until I got home and saw the exact same book here for $19.80!! So I ordered it and will be returning the copy I bought yesterday.

2) Most Saturday mornings, V, M and I go to Borders for the kids' story time. When I'm there I usually find a book to glance through while I'm waiting. About a month ago I was reading one of these books that I thought would be nice to own eventually, so I put it on my wish list at another store's web site (not Borders though because they are consistently on the high end with their prices). Two weeks ago I was looking over online what I wanted to get at the Warehouse Sale and happened to notice that the price for the exact same book at Amazon was around $9 lower. I emailed CBD to let them know of the wicked price discrepancy and included Amazon's link for reference. They sent me an email back thanking me for letting them know about the pricing issue. A few days later they sent me another email again thanking me for letting them know about the price problem and that they were going to send me a free copy of the book! Last Saturday my free book arrived in the mail(woo-hoo)! I love it when I get free stuff! It's not a big book, but hey... if you want to send me a free copy of a book I'm going to buy anyway and save me some money, who am I to argue? Seriously.


In case you missed anything on BB9 this week, here are the recaps of episode 15, episode 16 and episode 17.

I've decided that I'm not going to read the spoiler blogs and such before the actual CBS shows, which I had been doing over the last week and a half or so. I like BB9 but am not addicted to it. I don't need to watch BBAD or subscribe to the 24/7 feeds to enjoy the show. I am surprised at the events that happened this week, with Sheila being taken off the block and being replaced by Matt and then with his eviction last night following James casting the deciding tie-breaker vote. Natalie is right to be angry at James the hypocrite for nominating and then evicting Matt after he promised Natalie he would not (as a condition of him winning the HoH instead of Natalie) and saying that your word is all you have in this game, then going back on it. I hope he gets voted out this week.

It will be interesting to see who new HoH Adam decides to nominate this week. I'm pretty confident it will not be Sheila, Ryan or Natalie. My guess is it will be either James or Chelsia and Josh or Sharon. I personally would like to see him nominate James and Chelsia. Neither one is my favorite but I'd love to see James get his comeuppance. Right now my favorite players are Sharon and Ryan. Sheila, Josh and James are my least favorite houseguests.

I wonder what Evel Dick from BB8 will do on the show next Tuesday?


This speech is a great example of why I'll cast my vote in November for Barack Obama, assuming he'll win the Democratic nomination for President.

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At 20 March, 2008 10:29, Blogger DaBich said...

I'll second that emotion! The sun is finally shining here today, for a change. It's to rain tomorrow, but I'll worry about that later. Happy Spring, Green One.

At 20 March, 2008 12:43, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I for one am happy to see Matty go. He treated Natalie like crap and took advantage of her every time he possibly could. He also played Sharon. He was a weasel but props go to him for being able to sway three of the votes that resulted in a tie and him going out that same back door James did.

Smart move would be for Adam, who NEEDS to start playing this game, he needs to get rid of chelsia and james or sharon and Josh, those couples are still playing as couples and in the end could take all the rest down.

I'm exhausted watching all these reality shows. Tuesday night THREE shows I watch were on at the same time.

Time for reality show rehab for me this spring! I can't wait to get outside and work on my garden and lawn and get away from the damn tube!!

At 20 March, 2008 13:17, Blogger green said...

d: Happy Spring to you too!

bluez: Even though Matt is from my part of the country, I'm not disappointed that he got the boot last night. He did treat Natalie like crap most of the time which was not called for. I'd love to see Adam put up James and Josh but I doubt he'll do that, knowing that he'll be the target next time if he does. Heck, he'll be a target after this week anyhow once he's not HoH.

At 21 March, 2008 03:16, Blogger K~ said...

Curses!!! It's going to snow...and I'll do my best to wish it in your direction LOL'n

It's not spring when it's only 20 degrees outside.

Happy Pseudo Spring to you :)

At 22 March, 2008 07:27, Blogger JLee said...

My daugher and I love going to Borders. I wish I could get her to like 1/2 Price books because it's breaking me! ha
Have a great Easter!

At 22 March, 2008 12:45, Blogger green said...

k~: Thanks but no thanks on the snow, I've had enough. Looks like it's going to track south of where I am.

Look on the plus side - the weather's only going to get better in the long run.

jlee: I almost never buy books at Borders. I'll see something I like and then check it out online to see where I can get the best price. I only went in to Barnes and Noble to use up a gift card and was not looking for any particular book.

I'm glad your daughter likes to read though, even if it is expensive....

At 23 March, 2008 13:21, Blogger Esther said...

Nice vignettes, Green.

I do wish, however, that you would seriously re-consider that vote for Obama. I don't think he is all that he is being made out to be. What do we REALLY know about his literal plans as President?

We know he is a gifted and charismatic speaker, but that does not make action. His associations are dubious. His "preacher" should not have "blessings and cursings coming out of the same mouth," and THAT IS BIBLICAL. His pastor is also a vulgar man from the pulpit. [Note: Please don't anyone say that I'm, in turn, "cursing" Jeremiah Wright with those statements. He "damned" America from the pulpit and vulgarly commented that Clinton was "dirty riding" the Black community. Please.]

We also know that he defines the "typical white person" as being scared of black people. Last time I checked, I am a white woman working in a largely African-American school, and I'M NOT AFRAID.

All I'm asking is that you re-think and really study and research Obama's views, voting record, and suggested Presidential plans. He is considered the MOST liberal of all Congressman. He is literally to the left of Left.

Just something to think about, Green. Just a friendly suggestion on this Easter Sunday. No condemnation, and certainly not trying to pick a fight with you or anyone else. :)

With kindest regards,

At 23 March, 2008 16:45, Blogger green said...

e: What are the alternatives to Obama? Clinton's views are very similar with minor differences, so much as I hate to admit it, I'd vote for Hilary over McCain, should Obama not win the Democratic nomination.

McCain? I wouldn't vote for him under any circumstances.

What really do we know about any of these candidates? How can we tell that they'll do a good job as Prez. All I can say is this - Obama can't possibly do worse than the current President. I'm not hating on Bush, just stating my opinion.

Go to Obama's web site and read up on his positions on the issues, esp. Iraq, the economy and healthcare.

At 23 March, 2008 19:50, Blogger Esther said...

Do I still get my e-mail?



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