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magazines for sale

magazines for sale
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After a swimming lesson, we head over to our most-liked library.  This one has tons of dvds (tv and movies), lots of graphic novels, books, music.  Plus stuff for sale.

I stumble over a pile of magazines brought in by a subscriber somewhere in the city.  Their address has been clipped out of the front of each magazine.  I don’t want to be greedy, but I pile my arms with Country Livings (my favourite), Chatelaines, Martha Stewarts.  Pay a quarter each and cart them out to the car.

It’s like a pile of candy waiting for me.

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grow up

grow up
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I receive an email message at home:  There is a book on hold for you at the library.

So I go to the library.  It isn’t on the shelf.  Sometimes, this happens.  Sometimes I get the email but the book is not yet set out.  So I make my way to the front desk.

A librarian walks towards me.  She smiles.  I smile back and I say to her:

“I have a book on hold but I can’t see it on the shelf.  So I think it must still be on your rack….”

My brain goes KaPow as that exits my mouth.   Of course, if she had been a friend, I could have joked about it.  Giggled and said:

“Not your rack, sorry, I mean your bosom no whoops not your bosom I mean your mammary glands, your hooters your tatas oh…”

Instead, because I stare across at a woman I have never met, who stares back at me with no reaction, merely a:

“Let me check.” -

I scrunch my lips together, bring my eyebrows in and then out, sigh at myself and wait for my book.

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