One Good Thing From the Closing of My Borders
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Spent this morning taking Mom to her eye specialist (no, they can't do anything to alleviate her failing sight) then stayed to have lunch with her (because who can resist retirement center chicken Cobb salad).
On my way home I stopped by what remains of my Borders Book Store. It has been so nice having a large bookstore so close. But no more. It's very sad to me because despite loving my iPhone and my DVR, I'm not comfortable with switching to an e-reader. I'm sure I'll cave sometime in the future but I'm going to go kicking and screaming. I have always loved books. So I will miss browsing in my bookstore.
The store's last day is Saturday. Considering inventory that's left I think that might be overly optomistic. Especially since folks that have purchased fixtures are already there weilding their rechargable drills like lightsabers dismantling all the shelving. Heaven help you if you happen to get in their way while you're perusing the remaining merchandise.
I didn't really expect to find anything. It was more of a 'good-bye' visit knowing I'd regret it later if I didn't stop in one more time. But I found a copy of 'Joel Harper's Firming after 50' DVD. Discounted 75% plus an additional 15% off my "entire purchase" it came to $3.18.
Okay, I'm going to be the first to admit this isn't made for the hard core fitness buff. I was able to do most of the "advanced" and I'm a wimp. But considering I havent done much other than walking for quite awhile, it felt good. And how adorable is it that his mother is his assistant that shows how to do the "beginning" level. Although, she's much nicer than me. About the third time my son told me to remember to keep my elbows up, I'm pretty sure I'd tell him where he was about to find my elbow. But maybe that's just me.
Mr Harper works with Drs. Oz and Roizen and did the workout DVD for "You on a Diet". If his workouts are good enough for Dr Oz, they're sure good enough for me.