From the WSJ:
“Elsewhere, Danny Gainsburg, a partner in Politics and Prose in Washington, said the bookstore had sold close to 2,000 copies of “My Life” by 4:30 p.m. “This is the best first day we’ve had with a book,” said Mr. Gainsburg. On the West Coast, the Bookshop Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, Calif., said it sold 45 copies of the memoir in the first 3½ hours of the selling day. “It’s not Harry Potter, but it’s flying off the shelves,” said Ryan Coonerty, a vice president.”
2000? Definitely impressive. I used to work at Barnes & Noble, so I’ve seen fat people throw a fit because you don’t have their popular, new release. When they want a book, they want it right then and there! It’s like food to them. They want you to call every other B&N in a 500 mile radius to find it! No ifs and buts! haha. It was funny sometimes, I swear. Once I was actually able to find a copy of a book that was supposedly sold out—the customer ended up tipping me $5 bucks. I told her, “Ma’am, I can’t take tips.” She insisted that I do, so since I was only in the 10th grade & Taco Bell was just across the street, so naturally, I pocketed the money before she had a chance to change her mind. I’m Indian, ok. I am taught to pick up pennies off the street, for God’s sake.
How do I make links when I post stuff? Sorry, I’m not as computer savvy as the rest of you people.
So I was strolling along the internet today, when lo and behold I came across this news snipet from Yahoo news.
It seems as though farmers as well as scientist think they can grow a POTATO with less carbs in it. Isn’t that absolutely ridiculous? Are we going to make everything with less carbs now? I don’t think that is going to slove the problem america has of people eating themselves to death. There are countries in this world where people die from not having enough food. It makes me sick. I feel like our country is so gluttonous
(hope thats how you spell it). We want everything in excess. I’m not trying to say that I have never been a glutton. I admit at times I am. But at least I make the concious effort everyday not to be. I just wanted to share.
Check out the full story!
Sex is truly a universal language. Arabic is far from being sexy or universal (very similar to the Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean , Vietnamese [again] and all those eastern languages EXCEPT Urdu–a.k.a. the language of loooouve). No surprises there. Anyway, here’s an interesting article summarizing why the coalition is so confused in their occupation efforts.
Anyone recommend any good books that I could read. No Harry Potter and not something that’s on the level of difficutly like that DaVinci Code book that I’ve heard is a tough one….I’ve not read a book in years.
“The South Korean government vowed Monday to proceed with plans to send 3,000 more troops to Iraq despite a threat by militants to cut off the head of a South Korean hostage, who begged for his life in a videotape.”
Truly a sad-sad situation. This was in an article talking about the 4 soldiers recently ambushed inside a walled compound. Read the story here.
Am I the only person in this world who hasn’t had a piece of Paris? God damn it! This snap is from The MTV Movie Awards last week. Photographer: A guy named Arjan runs the site I’m linked to (click photo). I think he’s a freelace photographer & writer. Very nice, indeed.
Some guy did a search on Google for “ricks seattle strip” and ended up on Jackson’s review…I’m sure this guy was pleased.
As you guys probably noticed, I moved around stuff on the site in order to add a little section in the right column. This is a section particularly for those little posts that you don’t want to spend doing a 20 minute write-up on. I’m talking about quick links to websites, take shots @ someone, posting a quick LITTLE photo of someone hot, etc, etc.
In order to post stuff into this colum, just choose “A Quickie” category (the first one on the list of categories) when doing your write up. Only the body will show up, but take consideration in appropriately titling your entries. From all I can tell you post anything that you would be able to post in a normal post.
Some problems that need fixing:
1. The way it looks. I’m looking to make it more compact.
2. I don’t new entries into the right column to show up on our list of new posts on the left column. Waiting patiently for someone to figure out a solution!
Other than that, if you guys see something, please let me know.
Ok, I hope you guys all doing well!
Bush’s response to the beheading of Paul Marshall Johnson Jr.:
“And it should remind us that we must pursue these people and bring them to justice before they hurt other Americans,” the president said. “See, they’re trying to intimidate America. They’re trying to shake our will. They’re trying to get us to retreat from the world. America will not retreat. America will not be intimidated by these kinds of extremist thugs. May God bless Paul Johnson.”
“May God bless [fill name here].” Does that phrase have meaning to our society anymore? It is a common template used @ the end of overly dramatic and mostly useless speeches, as well as used and abused when remembering the dead. We could spend days and days God blessing everyone who dies, but does that solve our inherent problem? Does anyone of these men & women turn around and ask, “hey, you know, we say that phrase a lot for all these dying people. Can we do something to stop all these deaths”? Of course they don’t! Why ask unnecessary questions when you can scrub the dirt under the carpet with a simple phrase that has the word God in it? I’m sorry if this sounds a little harsh, but it is the truth as I see it.