woke up around 10am. (damn - didn't wanna sleep that late! 8 or so would have suited me just fine...) showered + dressed. went for breakfast with mike; the timmies sammich deal always does the trick. i woulda had the breakfast deal, but it was fifteen minutes too late and the timmies guy was hardcore. will make note to try to be on time tomorrow - sausage and egg on a homestyle tea biscuit is too delicious to miss.
drove around to various used bookstores - mike hit a small gold mine at one place with some doc savage books that some ebay dude has been giving him the runaround about for a few weeks. forget you, ebay! next up: used bookstore numba two, which was possibly the most dilapidated old place i've ever been to in my life. too many what-not-to-do's when it comes to visual merchandising and customer service to count. (ditto the flies that had apparently hatched and were buzzing all over the windows). euw.
high-tailed it outta there, pronto.
unrolled the windows on my lil white car - i love early springtime sunshine. discussed what we'd do differently if we owned a new + used bookstore. it'd be a sweet lil store - comfy chairs for reading, coffee and drinks and a few lil homemade snacks for sale at the counter; lots of space, an area featuring artists and paperie and other handmade things for sale. we could even host a book club or two in the comfy space a few nights a week. we'd have a website to sell our stuff on, with an up-to-date inventory so that people who didn't have hours to browse could get what they needed quickly + conveniently. it'd be a great lil bookstore.
arrived back at mike's for some art and a lil nap for me; back out again for a dinner date this evening.
i'm feelin a good ole' philly cheesesteak. (surprise, surprise.)
i love aimless saturdays.
image: libreria via flickr