Friday, November 23, 2007

Used Book Store: The Public Library

On our way home from my dentist appointment the other day my wife and I stopped by the public library to return a book. I mentioned to her that they have a used book store where they sell all the donated books they don't want or need. We ended up leaving there spending $11 on five hardcover books ranging from Stephen King to Mary Higgins Clark. All of the books we bought were in great condition and most were books that we would have probably bought at another used book store anyway. The best part is that most of these hardcovers are first editions. While that doesn't really mean much for most books, it does make a difference for the first edition copy of Stephen King's It that is now sitting on our shelf, which may be worth $40-$60. Not bad for a $2 investment.

You might be able to check out books for free at the library, but if yours also has a used books store inside, you might find some good deals in there. Just don't come to Salem and buy all the ones I want.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

My Wife Rocks

One thing I'm very thankful for: my wife. And here's a few reasons why:

  • Turkey
  • Mashed potatoes & gravy
  • Corn bread stuffing
  • Green beans
  • Pumpkin pie cheesecake

Friday, November 09, 2007

The Debate Is Not Over

Thanks to my brother for posting this John Stossel report on his blog. I just thought I'd put out this viewpoint on Global Warming that doesn't get much airtime.

Speaking of Global Warming, did anyone see Al Gore on 30 Rock last night? I don't think he was acting. I'm starting to think he might really be nuts, and I think that Nobel Peace Prize might be messing with his head even more. The show was pretty funny and ironic considering the source (NBC) and the subject (GW). It was a part of the whole NBC "Green Week" promotion they are doing, and the show was about the same subject, with David Schwimmer playing a character that promotes an environmentally friendly lifestyle, but goes way over the edge and takes himself too seriously. Enter Al Gore. I'm glad we can talk about and promote environmental conservation, but the debate on Global Warming is not over.