Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Happiest Place on Earth...

1/13/2008

... is NOT Disneyland. It's Borders.

Think about it. Books, music, the smell of coffee. A chair here and there to drop yourself and browse through whatever you find yourself fancying. A full paperback romance section (next to the adult how-to books... awesome placement, don't you think?) It's got Photography, Art, Drama, Comedy and ornately beaded bookmarks to Feng Shui your reading space. And last but not least, a kiddy section complete with stuffed animals, mysteries, science fiction, and 235 different books about tractors and cars and trucks to add to the 512 that we already have.

12 comments:

Staci Carroll said...

Aaaah, nirvana. Only, I feel that way in libraries too. IT'S ALL FREE!? she asks incredulously.

XANA-DIVA-DELUX said...

Did you buy a romance?

rabidrunner said...

I did in fact buy a romance. I'm trying to see if I can find a funny-laugh-out-loud-romance. If I cannot... I'll write my own! (Because we all know that what I find romantic is laugh out loud funny).

Becca said...

I'm totally with you there, that is unless I have my one year old with me. Them it resembles Disneyland much more--kind of like a roller coaster.
Are you going to be in St. George this weekend? I'm running the 5KI and would love to see you if it works with our schedules.

Brooklet said...

I think I might have a hard time convincing my kids of this, though we still visit the book store for fun family outings. Thats what we do on Friday night. Aren't we fun?

Lisa said...

with kids - fun house/spook alley
without kids - a day at the spa!

Lisa said...

No, really the kids LOVE it too. Denise gave them Borders GC for Christmas, Allie carried hers around ALL day and asked at least 50 times if we could go to the book store :)

Winder said...

Well, I am a teacher geek so any room filled with books is like a Happy place. You could probably take my dear hubby in to Borders with you and if any child is crying he will shout to them "This is the Happiest Place on Earth".. Just like he does at Disneyland

The McMillans said...

Well, we are going to Disneyland on Tuesday, I will see how it measures up to Borders. I am pretty sure we will do our share of wrestling.

Lois said...

I love Borders, but I can never find an open chair! What's the secret?

rabidrunner said...

To be honest I've never really sat in a chair. I usually end up on the floor with the kids in the kiddy section. You know translating my racey romance into Shel Silversteinish verse.

I looked into his eyes
He gazed back into mine.
They were green with want
I thought the whole thing sublime.

He said "please stay for dinner".
I replied with "whatcha cookin".
He brushed the hair up off my cheek
And said "Anything for you good lookin'".

Okay. How bout cajun salmon with mixed greens and horseradished mashed potatoes...

meg said...

The Husband agrees. When it's gift-buying time, a fatty gift card to Borders garners favor.