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    Do you guys have Superbowl day off work (just curious) - nice addition to the library BTW Squire

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      No, but I have it off. February is a big month for me. Every year, I start the month with the Superbowl off, then end it with the Academy Awards off. I usually go see the event on the big screen, act like I know what I'm talking about with a bunch of stuffy people, piq out on the goodies theer, and frequent the open bar. Then there's usually something in between I can find to waste my time with. I bend over backwards the other 11 months of the year helping out other people--working shifts that give me minimal sleep, helping out with maitenance, etc. But February's mine.
      "I'm a vegan. "

      ---Kirby Bliss Blanton , The Green Inferno (2013)

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        Originally posted by srboone View Post
        No, but I have it off. February is a big month for me. Every year, I start the month with the Superbowl off, then end it with the Academy Awards off. I usually go see the event on the big screen, act like I know what I'm talking about with a bunch of stuffy people, piq out on the goodies theer, and frequent the open bar. Then there's usually something in between I can find to waste my time with. I bend over backwards the other 11 months of the year helping out other people--working shifts that give me minimal sleep, helping out with maitenance, etc. But February's mine.
        The way you talk up (or down) movies in that other thread, you'd have no problem at all mixing with the hoi polloi at the Oscars I'm sure Down here one entire state gets a work day off for a freaking horse race (The Melbourne Cup) that lasts three minutes (only bitching cos we do not have the same in my state - yet, although I'm pushing my local member of parliament for a " State Evil Clown Appreciation Day") ...

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          Originally posted by Grant Wootton View Post
          I'm pushing my local member of parliament for a " State Evil Clown Appreciation Day") ...
          Here, here! Finally, a holiday that makes sense!
          "I'm a vegan. "

          ---Kirby Bliss Blanton , The Green Inferno (2013)

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            Here's something from the "Going, Going, Gone" file. Easton Press' Ancient Eastern Book of Love series. It was in their "these are the last copies of a set we'll never reprint. (for one reason or another.)" section.

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            This was the second set of book I got from EP. The first set was the 17-volume Thousand and One Nights translated by Sir Richard Burton (the English explorer, not the English actor ). This set was also translated by Burton. One of the things like like about Burton's translations are that he lived in Arabic countries for 30 years before he tried translating anything. Then he spent 20 years translating books that few in the English-speaking world had ever seen. The books were printed privately for collectors only. What that tells me is that you get an unadulterated view of what the Middle Eastern societies were like--politcally incorrect as they would be considered today.

            I actually put bookplates in these!

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            Last edited by srboone; 02-05-2012, 10:36 PM.
            "I'm a vegan. "

            ---Kirby Bliss Blanton , The Green Inferno (2013)

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              These books are quite different from the "modern" texts we have today.

              Each came with a set of collector's notes.

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              "I'm a vegan. "

              ---Kirby Bliss Blanton , The Green Inferno (2013)

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                "I'm a vegan. "

                ---Kirby Bliss Blanton , The Green Inferno (2013)

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                  These books present a way of life in a society that mas more than happy to allow itself to be portrayed a certain away...until it realized that people outside that society were actually READING these books and thought that maybe it didn't want that portrayal to hold sway anymore. It only took 140 years to realize that!
                  "I'm a vegan. "

                  ---Kirby Bliss Blanton , The Green Inferno (2013)

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                    Those are some cool books!

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                      Like those alot.I might have to check out this easton press stuff.

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                        I love the Easton Press stuff. I just wish I could afford it.
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                          It's merely a matter of sacrificing a meal or two along the way, or maybe missing a car payment (that you make up immeadiately, tho), or perhaps taking a late penalty on your property taxes. But I find that by spreading the payments out over a few months, it's not too bad. Right now I've got 2 more payments of $85 on the David Copperfield volume I recently aqcuired.

                          Joking aside, I found that working with the payment plan for Easton Press did more to rehabilitate my credit rating than anyhting else I'd tried.
                          Last edited by srboone; 02-05-2012, 12:42 AM.
                          "I'm a vegan. "

                          ---Kirby Bliss Blanton , The Green Inferno (2013)

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                            Very cool indeed Mr Boone, those are beautiful editions indeed

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                              Originally posted by srboone View Post
                              It's merely a matter of sacrificing a meal or two along the way, or maybe missing a car payment (that you make up immeadiately, tho), or perhaps taking a late penalty on your property taxes. But I find that by spreading the payments out over a few months, it's not too bad. Right now I've got 2 more payments of $85 on the David Copperfield volume I recently aqcuired.

                              Joking aside, I found that working with the payment plan for Easton Press did more to rehabilitate my credit rating than anyhting else I'd tried.
                              My wife might not like my kids going hungry so dad can get another book.But..................No guess not

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                                Well, that was a plan of action for us single folk.
                                "I'm a vegan. "

                                ---Kirby Bliss Blanton , The Green Inferno (2013)

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