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Vickie
I would be very sad if I could describe myself in one sentence.
Interests: music, tattoos, movies, baseball, beer, destroying pretty things, sleep deprivation studies, missing smoking, books-the weirder the better
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And to think I was a little nervous to see a lineup that included Jason Varitek, JD Drew, Marco Scutaro, and no Kevin Youkilis. I guess it just shows you that when you're hot, you're hot, regardless of who plays. And to give the required props to Tek, Scoot and Drew, they can all hit, I just don't have the same sort of faith in them that I would in Salty and Youk. That being said, it was a veritable bloodbath out there today, and I probably could have pitched 6 innings for the Sox and we would've eked out the W. More of that please.
How is everyone doing with their 101 things in 1001 days? My list is coming along slowly but surely, and I confess to an amazing urge to rewrite it, using what I know from experience to be better, more specific... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2010 at Angry Readhead
Vickie is now following Erica
May 14, 2010
if this bookstore thing doesn't work out, i am gonna play guitar in a punk band. the kind where knowing how to play the instrument is optional. then i will whip out the yellow laces.
Toggle Commented May 12, 2010 on New Docs at Angry Readhead
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So I ordered a new pair of boots from Vixens & Angels, the online presence of a physical store out of Denver. I have used them before, and since Zappos sold out to Amazon, they have become one of my... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2010 at Angry Readhead
Nobody said it better than Neil Gaiman in American Gods: What I say is, a town isn't a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it's got a bookstore it knows it's not fooling a... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2010 at Angry Readhead
I believe in the power of the written word to change lives. That is why I want to open a bookstore through a grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project. How can you help? Vote for my project here, every day... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2010 at Angry Readhead
A very good TED speech by Simon Sinek. He also has a book, Start With Why, that is probably worth a read. This has to be the best way to communicate your message. Take 18 minutes and watch. It's certainly... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2010 at Angry Readhead
It would be greatly appreciated if you would vote for my bookstore in the Pepsi Refresh Project. With your help, I can achieve something I've been dreaming about for over 10 years. Without your help, it would be financially impossible.... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2010 at Angry Readhead
If you have not already, I strongly suggest you go here:http://pep.si/9NQCda and vote for my bookstore in the Pepsi Refresh Project. I need you to vote every day during the month of May. I also strongly suggest, because you'd never... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2010 at Angry Readhead
i have to believe it will get better. youk just hit one out. but that's not why it will get better; it's just a treat.
Vickie is now following Steve Leveen
May 2, 2010
Thanks to everyone who's been talking me up to their friends through email, facebook, myspace, twitter, or in person. I really appreciate all the help. Just in case you missed the link, vote for my independent bookstore here all through... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2010 at Angry Readhead
Why have I not noticed how neat the dashboard is yet? Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2010 at Angry Readhead
Vickie is now following Beth
May 2, 2010
Vickie is now following Erica
May 2, 2010
thanks Arukiyomi. I confess to having used your spreadsheet once or twice to check my titles. it's quite helpful.
Toggle Commented May 2, 2010 on Help Me Achieve My Dream at Angry Readhead
I applied for a $250,000 grant with the Pepsi Refresh Project to open a bookstore in my hometown of Dracut, MA. Please vote for my project every day from May 1st to May 31st, here: http://pep.si/9NQCda Feel free to forward... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2010 at Angry Readhead
Vickie is now following The Typepad Team
Mar 15, 2010
Ah yes, I believe we were at the pivotal part of the conversation (albeit one-sided). How to prepare for the ebook revolution. Although if bookstores haven't been preparing thus far, they are admittedly behind the curve. Repeat after me, "embrace... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2010 at Angry Readhead
Being a book geek, I often find myself having conversations with booksellers and former booksellers about the future of the book. For those of us that work or have worked in the industry, there is a quiet undertone of fear... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2010 at Angry Readhead
thank you for taking that particular literary bullet. i realized today how steeped in misery and suffering the british literary tradition is; oddly enough while watching Harry Potter. it's a wonder i don't like dickens more.
Toggle Commented Feb 28, 2010 on 101 Things In 1001 Days Update at Angry Readhead
Being a book geek, I often find myself having conversations with booksellers and former booksellers about the future of the book. For those of us that work or have worked in the industry, there is a quiet undertone of fear... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2010 at Angry Readhead
So, it has been a while since I've updated the 1001 in 101 days list, so I will point out where I am with some of the key areas, and where I may have slipped a wee bit. Which is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2010 at Angry Readhead
The only solution I can reasonable see for this problem is not allowing heath insurance companies to be run for profit, or ensuring that there are some that run as non-profits. There should be no opportunity for a company to choose profit over the well-being and quality of life of human beings, because it's a no-brainer for them, they always choose profit. American people (and especially politicians) need to remember that health care is neither a Democrat nor a Republican issue, it is a human issue, and there is presently no benefit for insurance companies to treat human beings with the respect and dignity they deserve. Thanks for the comment. It's good to see you here. Oh and write your Senator about your issue. It can't hurt.