Friday, July 20, 2007

Damn you Potter!

Today is the day.

Worst than Christmas is what I like to call the day when the last Harry Potter book, Deathly Hallows, is released. Or should I say the day before it releases. I just came home from the madness. Luckily, I will not be in the belly of the devil (re: when the book is released at midnight) when hoards of people come into the store to purchase said book. I was only scheduled from 6am to 1pm. And let me tell you:

The fact that we open at 9am doesn't stop the crazies from lining up at the door at 6am for the Harry Potter book! I am wiping the sleep outta my eyes and there's some kids skipping around the front door with their wands and redbulls.

Damn you, kids.

The woes of being a bookseller.

Seven million people called today asking if they could get a book at midnight. NO! you can't, I almost did the evil laugh at the end when they called. But at least I can handle calls without stressing it. It is when the store opened at 9am, is when the customer service fun started.

Ways people tried to reserve their Harry Potter book at midnight:
1) Yea, my name is coughjefffranpetebobjoecough, I reserved a Harry Potter book for midnight exactly.

2) I ordered it at Barnes & Noble and they said that you guys would honor my reservation for midnight...

3) I did pre-order it!! [five minutes ago]

4) I called and they said they were holding it for me.

5) J K Rowling is my cousin.

6) I'll pay full price!

7) I want that book, dammit! [throws money at me]

8) [random high-pitched words in succession]

9) [chanting a spell at me]

10) I gonna stand here till I get a book!

Jeez, people!! This makes me wanna go to Borders at midnight, grab a book, and starting reading the last two paragraphs over the loud speaker, ruining the ending for everyone, then calling everyone whores!!!

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Monday, July 09, 2007


I don't usually blog about food, but damn.

Ciudad on Oak Lawn and Blackburn St rocked my socks off!

I totally rocked Dallas, brunch style!

Imagine an awesome selection of real Mexican food. None of this TexMex crap. I'm still drooling. Here's what I had:

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Mimosas, of course. Can't rock brunch without the booze!

Ceviche - Gulf shrimp, scallops and octopus with vanilla pineapple pico de gallo

That's right kids! Did you really think that Mexicans eat tacos all day?! There are huge bodies of water on both sides of the country. No one does seafood like Mexicans! A few years ago, I had the privilege of tagging along a trip to Mexico beyond the touristy junk of what people want to see and experience. It has open my eyes to some great flavors a few including the seafood. I haven't found a good place that does it well until now! yay

So that including a free round of raspberry shots courtesy of the waitress, great food experience!

Go there!

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Thursday, July 05, 2007

whatever Dora!

kinda odd.


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Wednesday, July 04, 2007


Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket So there's some 7-11s that turned into Kwik-E-Marts!!! Someone go to the Kwik-E-Mart in Dallas!!!

Location in Dallas!

Take pictures with Apu!!

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