Friday, September 13, 2013

FRIDAY STIR FRY - Support Local Business

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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.

6 comments:

  1. I've eaten at the local gas station 3 out of 5 times this week. They're running out of ice cream sandwiches because of me. I hope they appreciate my money, because my waistline does not appreciate their snacks. And I also saw that the little cafe I used to eat at all the time is open again, but now it seems they just serve dessert and coffee. I'm in so much trouble now... I wonder if they have pie?

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    1. Yum - Pie. I'll have a slice of cherry.

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  2. Yay for shopping local! Since I'm a small business owner, I have to be a fan. :)

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  3. Does Walmart count? I live there. There's a neighborhood market within bike-riding distance. I also love B&N. Like you I have a Kindle, but I still buy "real" books.

    I also like Renaissance Books & Gifts in Springfield. I go there to buy CD's for relaxation. Otherwise, I love my ipod and rockin' to the oldies.

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    1. Sorry Shirley. Walmart in my opinion doesn't count. I do my best not to go there at all. I could get on a soap box, but I won't. I love Renaissance too. It always smells nice. And we kinda have to support B&N don't we.

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