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Subject: Can you imagine...
Date Posted: 3/23/2010 4:52 PM ET
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...that my husband sent me the following email?

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To: Deborah
Subject: FW: Used Book and CD Drive to Support "Turning the Page"

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CAN WE DONATE A TON OF BOOKS TO THIS WORTHY CAUSE???  AND NOT ATTEND THE BOOK SALE???

- Steve

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Spouses can be so pesky at times, can't they???

(If any of you happen to be in DC, this used book/cd sale is a huge annual fundraiser for Turning the Page [last year raised over $70,000] that runs from April 13-May 25. And, yes, of course, I'm going.)

Date Posted: 3/23/2010 4:57 PM ET
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Which is why I'm happier to have two cats and no husband thank you very much ;(

Date Posted: 3/23/2010 5:08 PM ET
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Is your husband by any chance on drugs?  Is he intellectually deficient?  Is he completely insane or just partially? 

He must be good looking or I'm sure you wouldn't continue to be married by someone who could make such a request as that!

Date Posted: 3/23/2010 5:28 PM ET
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what is this 'donate books' he speaks of?

 

but you have to admit, he knows you well....he remembered to tell you you can't shop!

Date Posted: 3/23/2010 5:43 PM ET
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Misfit -- I have two cats as well and they also make me very happy (except when they spit up hairballs on the carpet). Unfortunately, unlike my husband, they don't help pay the bills. But, believe me, there are times....

Shelley -- Is your husband by any chance on drugs?  Is he intellectually deficient?  Is he completely insane or just partially? ROTFL (really)!!

 

Colleen -- what is this 'donate books' he speaks of? Amazing, no? but you have to admit, he knows you well....he remembered to tell you you can't shop!  Actually, you would think that after 30 years of being together, he would know the futility of even suggesting not attending a used book sale. Really??!!

Date Posted: 3/23/2010 6:22 PM ET
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Happy to say that I have a husband who actually encourages me to go to book sales....and actually goes with me....and volunteers to work at them with me....and volunteers me to be president of the FOL...and ... umm.... what was I saying about "happy"???? 

Date Posted: 3/23/2010 7:17 PM ET
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Hey, at least he said "please." That's a start. Lead him on. Make him beg. Then say, "Huh? Oh, I thought you were talking about something else."

Date Posted: 3/23/2010 7:50 PM ET
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Christa - What a keeper!  Does he read as well?  I mean, I'm sure the man is literate, but does he read for enjoyment and to the extent you do?  Does he like the same type of books that you do?  My DH is a reader.  Not to the extent I am.  He's more the type to pick up the book he's reading when there's nothing else to do.  LOL!  He also generally doesn't like the same type of stuff I do.  He thinks most HF is . . . steady, girls . . . boring  I know!  I can't figure why I stay with him either.  He likes plenty of sex, violence, drugs, rock & roll - the usual man stuff - and his preference is that it be set in the modern age.  He is enjoying Aztec though, so there's hope.  Then again, there is plenty of sex, violence, etc. in Aztec!  LOL!  I will also say that he recently read Mary: Mrs. A. Lincoln and he liked it!  I haven't read it yet.  I'm not sure how he picked that one off my shelf. I can't imagine there was a whole lot of sex and rock & roll going on with Abe & Mary. 

Date Posted: 3/23/2010 8:25 PM ET
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AHEM. Deb. Where is this. Need.

Date Posted: 3/23/2010 9:46 PM ET
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NOT ATTEND THE BOOK SALE???

Surely he was kidding.

Date Posted: 3/23/2010 10:03 PM ET
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Okay, first of all, I happen to know that Deb's husband read the entire Lymond Chronicles along with her & loved them ... so there are certainly some redeeming features to the man. And despite this ludicrous request, I think overall he is very supportive of Deb's book hobby/obsession so we shall allow him his little funny. Kind of a "Yes, Dear; very clever, Dear" kind of a thing.

Now, Shelley. Gotta tell ya when I read your post and the line "I know!  I can't figure why I stay with him either"; followed immediately by the sentence, "He likes plenty of sex ...  my initial thought was, "well, heck, there's the reason. 'nuff said!" I had to do a double take to realize you were talking about the kind of books he liked; not necessarily his personal resume! ;)

Kelly

Date Posted: 3/24/2010 7:36 AM ET
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I happen to know that Deb's husband read the entire Lymond Chronicles along with her & loved them ... so there are certainly some redeeming features to the man.

Yes, he did, and yes, there are. (He's also on the last book of Uhtred -- way ahead of me. And he's read enough of the Sharpe books to understand why I have a photo of Sharpe [i.e., Sean Bean] on my closet door.)

Now, Shelley. Gotta tell ya when I read your post and the line "I know!  I can't figure why I stay with him either"; followed immediately by the sentence, "He likes plenty of sex ...  my initial thought was, "well, heck, there's the reason. 'nuff said!"

Kelly - you are too funny -- thanks for the laugh!

(Edited first to fix weird font sizes.)

(Edited second to add: Hey, Erika, the book sale runs for over a month at the Shops at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave. Maybe we can meet there -- and then gloat on this forum about all the great deals we got.)



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Date Posted: 3/24/2010 7:52 AM ET
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Hey, Erika, the book sale runs for over a month at the Shops at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave. Maybe we can meet there -- and then gloat on this forum about all the great deals we got.

Hey, no fair. You all are conspiring to make us jealous. I'm pretty sure that's against the law. Felony stuff.

Date Posted: 3/24/2010 9:56 AM ET
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Shelley, no, he's not a reader.  He is the modern-day, Caucasian re-incarnation of Fred Sanford.  He LOVES junk....well, I call it junk, he calls it "collectibles", mostly pottery, crockery, old porcelain, etc.   He loves the hunting and gathering of them and he has a booth at our downtown antiques district where he sells them.  So when he goes with me to book sales, he's looking for books he can put in his booth and resell.  Making a profit off of selling books????  For shame!  But I keep him anyway.  I do make him donate back any profit he makes off selling books from our FOL...but books from neighboring FOLs are fair game! LOL

I can't imagine there was a whole lot of sex and rock & roll going on with Abe & Mary.  If Mary by Janis Newman Cook is to be believed, there wasn't much sex, rocking or rolling between Abe and Mary, but Mary had it goin' on elsewhere.  You'll have to check the other Mary book and see if your DH highlighted any of the good parts for you!

Date Posted: 3/24/2010 2:09 PM ET
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Oooh and so close to me too!  I am definitely in.  We can raid the HF together.

Date Posted: 3/24/2010 2:44 PM ET
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Kelly - Well . . . he likes that too!  LOL!  That's funny.  I guess I should be more clear in my posting!

Christa - Every time you mention DH, I will now picture you him as Fred Sanford! 

Date Posted: 3/24/2010 5:36 PM ET
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Any man that reads all the Lymond chronicles and the Uhtred books is worth keeping!!  My DH is a reader though we have very different tastes but he never interferes with my book habit, I mean acquisitions!!  Nothin' wrong with a little sex and R & R either!!