[Bounder. As you’ll see it’s a synonym for cad – which also works, but I feel it’s harsher… But this is what you get when I set about to find an alternate for “jerk.” Because seriously I don’t want to say that about anyone.]
Today, BT and I were out shopping (when we go sho – o – pping! 🎶) and we stopped by the library because I’d forgotten my phone — which makes sense only if I explained the long tale — and they had a book sale on!
BT and I at a book sale is something to see. I mean, I’m laughing at myself while I’m doing it. BT will browse very calmly and find something cool which he will then show me in excited, hushed, awed tones. “Look at that cover. Haha! I was sold!”
Where as I will go bounding about looking at everything at once. Setting my eyes on a book for a second before the scale of books occurs to my mind and I go bouncing off to look at another book. I’m squeeing with delight the whole time. Awed at the prices. Happy about the books. Sad they don’t have homes. Happy I get the chance to perhaps own them. But no, it’s too great. But yes, I must look at them. But no, let’s just leave it to BT – I’m certain he’s found another great book by now. Wait, is that what I think it is?!
And no… the most shameful part about this is that not all these thoughts get contained in my head… in fact about 50% probably get stated at one point or another.
I think the elderly people manning the sale appreciated my jubilance and BT’s reverence. And BT is amazingly patient with me in these circumstances, sometimes guiding me to focus on one thing, or bringing up an idea to sort my searching preferences, but most often letting me be and encouraging us to stay and look for as long as we can spare time.
“We have another room,” said one volunteer, “We’ve got shelves, and it’s a little more organized. Check it out!”
After perusing the CD’s, and purchasing two books and a CD, and checking out a book as we exited (BT pointed out the clever “take a book on a blind date” – books wrapped in paper with decorations and just the genre stated on them — lol, you can probably guess: my curiuosity couldn’t pass up such a great opportunity up!) we stopped by the outside room of the book sale.
I scanned the spines very quick and found none of the authors I was looking for. BT found a book he wanted, and I paid the volunteer (I was designated payee today, since I had the cash).
(Oh! Context — I have a goal of buying the CD’s of the songs I enjoy listening to on my Pandora. Because my 600+ likes would cost a LOT of money to buy normally, my idea is to check sales when I see them for the CD’s I’m looking for, and thus slowly buy them. Mutually benefiting my bank account and the sellers!)
As we were turning to leave, and BT had expertly extracted us from the social situation of buying books in a 10×10 space (at most), I interejected – hoping he wouldn’t mind too much – “Erm, hey, uh…” “Hmm, yeah?” “Can we look at the CD’s?” I said timidly. “Oh yeah. Of course!” he said.
2 boxes of CD’s sat on the lowest shelf. I threw off my bag and began reading through the titles. Excitedly chirping about some things, chattering about titles and artists to BT, exclaiming over finds (and false-finds, lol), and bringing out CD’s to check by BT’s excellent musical memory.
When I found the first CD I recognized I was ecstatic. When I found a soundtrack to one of our favorite movies I was … I don’t know how to say this … elated? From my squat position, I managed to still jump up and down with excitement. “Who has this?! Oh my gosh! Look! Who has this!?” BT smiled. He too was surprised, and the lady looked happily down on us. Two seconds later my surprise repeated itself as I found another little-known disc.
A few moments later BT found Moby and said, repeating my sentiment, “Who has Moby?”
The lady, embracing our ebullient presence, and residence – BT was seated on the floor, and I was squatting beside him – commented from her seat, “I listen to him to go to sleep. He’s good.”
We continued to peruse, may I say somewhat calmer (lol, so don’t worry!), another customer walked in. “Is there any jazz?” The way she demanded it of us (it was more like “Give me any jazz you find”) hit me wrong, but I told her I’d found several, and gave her one jazz album I’d found.
After a couple times of her repeating her request, I offered that she could look. “I couldn’t read it anyway!” she said. I took more pity after this, realizing she was, apparently, actually asking for us to search in her stead, and searched for the remaining albums.
BT found her 2 or 3 albums, and I found 1, and she walked happily away with the CD’s.
By the end, we had a stack of CD’s set aside. We laughed at ourselves, and counted. Putting back the two Coldplay albums, we still walked out with 9 CD’s. I was so happy to hand over $9 to our local library, and to have had fun interacting with the cheerful volunteers, and customers who walked in.
I probably just alienated you all from me lol! XD This is what I’m like in real life… Oh, the unfiltered me… so untolerable!
Anyways, here are the albums BT and I were so grateful to find, honored to own. I can’t wait to listen to them!
Top to bottom: Zero07 Simple Things (one of the ones I couldn’t believe they had – we listen to it on our Pandora stations that feature some really obscure artists), Modest Mouse (BT couldn’t remember where he recognized them from, and when we listened to it at home, he thought maybe he got the wrong people, but it sounded great – “We may have just bought this for the most random reason ever!” he said.) Muse Black Holes and Revelations, The Postal Service Give Up, Twilight Soundtrack – not for any affiliation (I haven’t watched Twilight) or particular song, but it had some songs I liked (Unfortunately not Thousand Years by Christina Perri, but if I find that soundtrack, I probably will :) ), Waking Ned Devine soundtrack, Garden State (great movie) soundtrack, Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere, Shawn McDonald Simply Sunshine, Owl City Ocean Eyes.
Isn’t it so exciting!!
Wow… this post is sooo long enough without me saying this too that I wanted to… I’m sorry, guys!
Last night, BT was showing me cool stuff from this “cool stuff” newsletter he gets. And one of the things was “Death Wish Coffee”. Well from the trailer on YouTube, we found a challenge video of them trying Death Wish Coffee (and from there this went to YouTube vid to YouTube vid until we went to bed at 10pm … our last YouTube vid? An emergency landing of a ultralight in a baseball field…)
Well, these two guys made Death Wish Coffee – all wrong, but it was still funny. It wasn’t so wrong so as not to be funny, (especially since they admitted they probably did it wrong), and even though they threw up (which BT can not stomach watching), we still enjoyed watching it together.
Well, there was this one part we both thought was awesome. I expressed curiousity about the comments, since sometimes commenters will state their favorite quote from the video.
Well, as we read through them, nearly every comment was devoted to saying “You made the coffee wrong.”
One comment mentioned how they do this for entertainment purposes, not to teach people how to make a proper cup of coffee, so no need to keep commenting about that.
Well, it wasn’t necessarily mean, or comments of ill-taste, but nobody mentioned something they liked about the video. And as BT pointed out the had 8K thumbs up, though all anybody mentioned was how they made it wrong.
So BT said — “You know what?” and scrolled swiftly to the top of the page. He opened up the comment box and I got happy and said, “Are you commenting?”
“Yup!… ‘I had to…” his fingers searched for the right key, “‘to… SIFT’ there… I’ll capitalize it… ‘through the GRAINS’,” he finished, imitating the way it was said in the video as he tried to mimic it in writing.
I saw that the comment was longer, but asked “Did you just put the quote?”
“Yup. There.” he said as it published.
Having a sneaking feeling he wrote something nicer and more open than I’d expect from him, I said, “Can I see?” — I was also curious – I’d never seen a freshly published comment before!
“Yep! There we are!”
It said, “”I had to SIFT through the GRAINS” I LOVE IT!!! Best quote EVER!”
Me: Warm fuzzies. See… I’ve seen comments like that. And they are so very normal and emotive, and there to buoy the other person. I didn’t know BT thought like that somewhere inside him.
BT didn’t have to do that. In fact if you thought they were cold hearted bounders, you wouldn’t think a happenstance watching of a video where no positive comments were made would bother them. But no, BT went out of his way to make sure to add a little positivity and good feedback to those people’s lives, and I thought that was so sweet.
Do you have any favorite CD you are really happy to own?
Have you ever commented on a YouTube video to turn the tide somehow?