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Today I decided was the day to bring all of the books I know there is no way I am going to read again to the used bookstore near us that buys them from their customers.  Part of the reason I won't read them again is I haven't opened most of them in over 10 years, it is just time, the other part of the reason is, I have been trying to work out what a sentence means in the intro to the most recent Wil Wheaton book; that is how difficult it is for me to comprehend stuff most days because I can spend an hour going over one sentence and still not have any idea what it means.  By the way, I did not sell the Wil Wheaton books, most of them are autographed and I really appreciate his writing when I can read it.

Shortly after we got to the bookstore these two college girls came up to the counter (they were selling books as well) and the one next to me looked down and seemed to be close to hyperventilating.  I had a copy of Alice In Wonderland on top of the stack (there were actually two copies of that book in there but that is besides the point) and she pointed at it and said something along the lines of "oh my god, I want to buy that book." Since I hadn't actually sold the books yet and they hadn't even started looking at my stack of books yet, I picked it up off the pile and handed it to her and told her "it's yours."  After about a minute of stunned disbelief and confirming with the person behind the counter that it was okay for me to give her a book I hadn't sold to them yet she went all giddy and thanked me several times.  Before they left her friend told me she had done a report on Alice In Wonderland at one point.  I was just happy to see her so happy and knowing the book went to someone who obviously is going to enjoy it Made My Day.

I like making people happy; I think that is why I like Christmas and Halloween so much, it  is an excuse to give people stuff I think they will like.  If I had the resources I would give random people stuff they want everyday, but at least today I was able to make someone happy who would have never expected it.  It was a good day.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I love when those moments in life happen.
I had a garage sale once where I gave all the toys I was selling away for free. I loved the look on the kids faces :)

Tim Burton is making Alice in Wonderland into a movie starring Johnny Depp. it will be out soon. maybe that's the reason for the new obsession with the book.
That is a really awesome thing you did at the garage sale with the toys, I am sure you made the day of several children that day.

It sounded like this was a long running obsession with Alice in Wonderland but it is hard to say.
I love being able to give things away, makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. :) Especially when you know they'll get a second life.
Not long after I graduated from college I lost like 50 pounds and basically had to completely replace all of my clothing. I donated a rather large wardrobe to the local hospital that gives the clothing to homeless when they come in and families that have been through fire. It made me feel good.

A couple years ago when I realized I was not going to be able to get back down to that weight again (maintained it for three years but moving across country and having loads of new places to eat derailed it) all of the clothing that I didn't fit in was split between three people, one I know personally and two (mother and daughter) Kevin's dad knows. In the case of the one I know, she has a hard time find clothing that fits and was over the moon excited about having access to a lot of nice tops and bottoms that actually fit her. The mother and daughter were also really excited because the mom had recently had to quit her job due to a terminal illness and money for new clothing was getting really tight so that really made my day know how much that was going to help them.

Kevin's dad originally was going to garage sale it all for me but I was much happier knowing the clothing went to people who needed it than I would have been getting any amount of money for it. I just love giving stuff away.
Aww that was so nice of you, you really made someone's day there.

And I see your precious onion there in your avatar. :D
Yes, I love the onion. I actually have a poem for it and a 16 x 20 framed in our living room. It is one of those things most people don't expect but I actually think it is one of the nicest photos I have taken.