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 http://ozarks-romance-authors.com/join-us-at-our-annual-conference-oracon-2013/
And Wordfest Sept 27 & 28 https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/wordfest.thelibrary.org
Hope to see a lot of you at both of these events.
Do you shop and support local businesses? Please share.