Friday, September 13, 2013

FRIDAY STIR FRY - Support Local Business


I bought a CD today. WHAT! Yep. Felt good, too. And I didn't buy it on Amazon. I bought it at a local store, CD Warehouse. In case you didn't know, it's shop small business weekend. I think it's important to support our neighbors. Plus I really love a song on this CD, so it was a win, win. And it sounds great on my new car's sound system.

I have an i-pod and I download from I-Tunes but there's something better about a CD. The art work and the words to the songs are included. And you can hold it in your hand. It's not something in a cloud somewhere.

I also visited ABC Books and bought a . . .  book. WHAT! Yep. Felt good, too. I have a Kindle, but there's still something about a real book that makes me happy. And I could tell my business was appreciated.

I also plan on eating and drinking local tonight at Trolley's.

I can't remember the last time I went to the mall or ate at a chain restaurant (except fast food).

And speaking about buying local, we all need to support our local authors. Two great opportunities coming up in Springtown. ORACON 2013 Sept 21   
And Wordfest Sept 27 & 28!/

Hope to see a lot of you at both of these events.

Do you shop and support local businesses? Please share.

Friday, September 6, 2013


Yep. That's my new vehicle in my driveway. If you read last week's post (and I hope you did), you know I was contemplating this. It's a 2011 Kia Soul. I like it. Now I just have to figure out how to pay for it (not to mention the taxes and insurance). Ah, the joys of modern life.

Carriage And DriverMaybe we should go back to the horse and buggy days. Your only worry then was if the horse broke a leg or the wheel fell off your buggy. You just shot the horse, hooked up another one and put the wheel back on. Which reminds me of a favorite movie from my hippy days. "They Shoot Horses Don't They". I use that phrase often and people look at me funny, When I explain it was a movie, they say they never saw it. And for the life of me I can't remember what it was about. I can't remember anything but the title. Did I mention this was during my 'hippie' days?

On another note, I'm still playing the waiting game with BTH. It's with two publishing houses and one agent and so far no word. Don't they know I'm getting old and I can't play this game like a young'un?

I vow this weekend I'm going to get some writing done. Who's with me?? Bueller. Bueller.