Today was a really good day. Most awesome, I might say. Mightn’t I? I dare say I might. 🙂 For reals. Seriously, I spent the day BUYING USED BOOKS (Hello, my name is Zannah. I don’t believe we’ve met. I read.) and hanging out with my very best girl friend, and THEN I got to spend my evening with my very best boy friend.
I got up before the sun (maybe not as awesome as the rest of the day) and was on the road by 8am (with stops for gas and Starbucks, so really on the road by 8:15) to meet Jess in Maryland for the B.I.G. book sale. B.I.G. (Books for International Goodwill) has a book sale every six weeks, and this is the first one we’ve managed to get to since Jess told me about it sometime last fall. It’s held in this big warehouse – you know, I don’t even know if they use the whole building. The sale part was only in one corner. A big corner, but not even a quarter of the warehouse. The books were well-organized, and the place was pretty crowded. We quit after about two hours, mostly because the place wasn’t heated and our hands were frozen. I will definitely go back.
We left my car in the lot at the warehouse and drove to Chesapeake Beach for lunch. I had an ulterior motive for choosing Chesapeake Beach, though. Dad was stationed there – wait. He worked at the Pentagon then, right? Why did we live all the way out there? Anyway, we lived on the base, right on the cliff above the bay, just south of Chesapeake Beach, and I wanted to see if we could get on the base and see the house. Didn’t happen. We found the base, parked outside, walked up to the security guard at the gate, and got turned away. She wasn’t even nice about it. Not rude exactly, but no hint of sympathy. We drove north through Chesapeake Beach again (took about 3 minutes – that place is tiny) looking for lunch. Found it in North Beach. I have no idea what the name of the place is (Something Seafood Pub), but lunch was really good. Lunch was over, but we weren’t done hanging out, so we found another cafe and had some coffee. We still weren’t done hanging out (when are we?), but it was after 3 and we needed to head in opposite directions to go home.
John was studying for his new class when I got home, but once he finished, we both camped out at the dining room table with our laptops. He started working on the database he’s building for our books, and I backed up this website’s database and all the files so I could upgrade my version of WordPress. It took a while (the backing up part), but I’m running the latest version of WordPress now, and I plan to spend some time messing around with the look of the site tomorrow. Oh, I got the parent/child page thing to work, so if you go to my Books and Movies page now, the links on it should work. And I’ll get better about updating those pages.
Don’t forget about the Name Our Bookstore contest!