@RK Fire That is so funny! We are maybe tacky around here, but when that ad comes on, we call it the Open Butts Collection!
@ixchel I see this was already suggested in the first article, which I should have read, well, first!
If anyone is looking for a partner program for books, but wary of Amazon (as I was), consider Powell's in Portland, Oregon. They pay more than Amazon, they sell only books, and they are really friendly and helpful. They even custom wrote a bit of code for me, when I wanted an Amazon-style promo widget for my site.
It's also possible that other, large but still local bookstores in many other locations might have similar programs, ask around!
@ixchel Also, I think I might have just Godwined this thread in a really roundabout and obscure way.
@papayalily I know! And I'm like, "YOU! Female relative! Defending this idiot! You are Vichy France!"
@papayalily I prefaced my Facebook post about it with "Next from Fox News: only witches can float!". And now, I am getting crap from relatives who point out that Akin did apologize, after all. (is there an emoticon for rageflames? insert it here, please)
@possiblepodbot And not just that, but "everyone else sees the pretty and happy and drops everything to be transfixed by it!"
@WhiskeySour OMG, I rented a house with a closet like that, but RIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS! It was an excellent, King of the World feeling using it with the door open, gazing down at the world below.
@WhiskeySour We've mostly been shown empty houses so far, so no current-owner weirdness, just much wondering why a bank would rather let a perfectly fine house rot, rather than being just a little flexible on terms. That, and suddenly realizing that "the value is in the land" = "house is a pit, built in a flood zone, where you will never be given a permit to rebuild or remodel".
I am currently shopping for a house, and so far, my real life experience seems to be the same as what I've seen on House Hunters- realtors showing me houses that have nothing to do with what I asked for in a house, and are way above the price range I've told them I can afford. Telling hubby that "this is how it happens on House Hunters, it's not just us" gave him some comfort about the process. Now, even that has been ripped away and I see the whole ordeal for the hell that it truly is. Boo hoo.