Wednesday, July 20, 2005


The most exciting news of the month is that Nathan and I finally got our website up and running. Check it out!

Damn Jefferson Market

I don't buy books anymore, because I don't have any room for them and I don't really think it's all that cool to have a big, overflowing bookshelf. I'm not cutting up or dissing anyone with a mini-library, and in fact I like the look of books, but keeping every book you've ever read doesn't impress me. Not to mention it's a major pain on moving day:

The point here is that I'm not going to buy Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, although I am a fan: I don't have room for that book in our apartment. It takes up at least 20 square feet. I requested the book from the library two days ago, and yesterday I get an email saying it's available. Today I go, and it's not there. I had a feeling it was too good to be true. The woman assured me over and over that it's a library error. I kept saying, "I know." Because, hello, there's no other possible source of error. I was holding the printed email saying it was available for pick-up. There's no need for convincing.

And it's annoying to get shafted by the library, because there's nothing you can do about it. You can't demand anything free. You can't really even get an attitude. The fact of the matter is that I am too cheap--in terms of space and money--to buy the book.