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Michy
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Post by Michy » Fri July 22nd, 2011, 8:27 pm

Don't you just love when things like this happen....

On my lunch break today, I went into a used bookstore nearby (I never go there, even though it is only a block from my office). I was looking for something in particular, which I did not find, but on my way out of the store my eye was caught by a book in the antique children's book section.... it was a small, cloth/paper copy of Cinderella and when I saw the illustrations I had the strongest sense of deja vu -- I knew immediately that I had had a book with those exact illustrations when I was a kid. However, I was positive that the book I had was a hardbound collection of several stories, so I committed the publisher's name to memory and came back to my office. And within about 15 minutes, I found the exact book I used to have! Of course I'm going to buy it. :) It's a very old book -- published in the 1930s -- so I must have inherited it from somewhere when I was a kid. The illustrations are beautiful. I'm very excited. :)

What did we do before the Internet?!

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat July 23rd, 2011, 12:26 am

Good score, Michy! I love the internet's ability to find any used book anywhere.

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Post by princess garnet » Sat July 23rd, 2011, 3:41 pm

Got a surprise call from a friend who I haven't talked to in awhile.

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Michy
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Post by Michy » Thu July 28th, 2011, 11:34 pm

Received the book of fairy tales I mentioned earlier in this thread. It is in nearly pristine condition, which is amazing considering that it was printed in 1938.

:) :) :)

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Post by LoveHistory » Fri July 29th, 2011, 12:31 am

[quote=""Michy""]Received the book of fairy tales I mentioned earlier in this thread. It is in nearly pristine condition, which is amazing considering that it was printed in 1938.

:) :) :) [/quote]

Impressive! A major best thing.

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Post by Divia » Fri July 29th, 2011, 1:56 am

Good score on the book!

I have a bubble behind my eardrum. And while its painful and it sucks and I have to wait till it pops I realized that no my hearing isn't getting worse its all the bubble's fault. I am very relieved.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri July 29th, 2011, 2:10 am

[quote=""Divia""]Good score on the book!

I have a bubble behind my eardrum. And while its painful and it sucks and I have to wait till it pops I realized that no my hearing isn't getting worse its all the bubble's fault. I am very relieved.[/quote]

What do you mean by a bubble?

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Post by Divia » Fri July 29th, 2011, 3:51 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]What do you mean by a bubble?

SM[/quote]

I guess there is white liquid behind my ear drum :confused: Thats what the doctor told me.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri July 29th, 2011, 4:04 am

Hmm interesting. Hope it clears up!

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Post by Amanda » Tue August 2nd, 2011, 10:06 pm

Yesterday was my last day of work - I am now on maternity leave!!!!! 3 weeks until baby is due...

So much to still get ready......

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