Does anyone actually believe the unemployment rate has dropped around here?
Or have people just left town or the job market or gone back to school or assembled a bunch of part time jobs or under-the-table jobs or flat out retired?
Has someone been hiring I haven't heard about?
How could I have been so stupid to just order two each of the 10.00 windup Tardis and Daleks toys?
Which sold out in one day?
By the time I tried to order more, they were gone. Damn. Always clear in hindsight....
"Ready when you are, C.B.!"
Just saw a little bunny wabbit run across my lawn. First of those I've seen. Squirrels, damned deer, double damned rockchucks, yes, but no bunnies. (I have smelled but not seen skunk.)
Ahhhh.....it's just a little bunny rabbit......Urgh!
My breathing has been clear the last couple weeks, which is remarkable because it usually isn't. I broke my nose skiing 40 years ago, so one nostril is partly blocked even now. But I could actually live off it today, if I had to stick a straw in it and breath from underwater while Aliens were searching for me -- when normally I'd suffocate -- or be implanted by Alien spawn -- if I had to rely on it.
So, something environmental is affecting my breathing. Something outside.
(I've avoided both of Linda's colds -- I think because I'm pretty healthy right now, sleeping and eating right and all that. Much less stress because my hours at the store are finally reasonable and the stores are doing O.K.)
Just feels weird to be able to breath, and not to be wheezing.
Ranch Records advertises as a "Music, Movie, Poster" store.
Yep. Hybrid is the way to go, these days.
I've been adding to every section of my store, even the slow sections.
I can really feel the overall pull of having so many books, games, toys, cards....buttons, posters, t-shirts, calendars, dvd's -- pop-culture paraphernalia of all kinds -- is having on the browsers.
Sure, it's a bit overwhelming.
But it seems to work. At least work better than just doing one thing and hoping the person who walks in the door is interested in that one thing.
Rumor is -- (and just yesterday, I said I didn't pass on rumors!) -- that something like 80% of downtown businesses feel that there are too many street-closures downtown.
So I'll just leave that number out there -- labeled a rumor -- and see if anyone wants to give me the real scoop.
5 days ago