September 02, 2022
If there are parallel realities...🌟
DON'T COUNT ON IT, THOUGH 😒
I know it's still 100 degrees in lots of places, but it is officially September and I know everyone is itching to get into hoodies and sip their pumpkin spice lattes (or sip their my-palate-is-more-refined-than-yours black coffees while derisively mocking those who sip pumpkin spice lattes). You know what else cooler weather is great for? Curling up with a good book! Which makes now an ideal time to mention that September is National Library Card Sign Up Month!
One of the coolest things about 21st century library cards is you don't even have to go to a library to get new stuff to read. You can borrow books via public library apps and read 'em on your mobile device. How convenient! Plus all those dollars you're saving on books can buy you plenty of coffee drinks and Boredwalk hoodies (or maybe even a Grievance Journal for your anti-PSL rants)!
As you can see up top, we have new art! Scoffing at our dystopia in one of our luxuriously soft hoodies pairs very nicely with scoffing at ultra-sweet seasonal coffee drinks (or their haters). Did I just plan your whole fall? I think so! Throw in a dystopia themed activity book and you're ready for the season!
Your cat judging your reading selections (probably).
September is also Self Improvement Month, but this seems like a big ask when reality isn't doing any improving. You first, existence!
Anyway, let's take it out with a few September 2nd famous birthdays and historical facts:
• Actor Keanu Reeves was born on this day in 1964. He's famous for films like Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, The Matrix, and The Devil's Advocate, but my personal favorite is The Gift (my father-in-law's favorite is Point Break and he will re-watch this movie any chance he gets).
• Actress Salma Hayek was born on this day in 1966. She's famous for films like From Dusk till Dawn, Dogma, and Fools Rush In, but she's especially famous for being absurdly beautiful.
• It was also on this day in 1789 that the U.S. Department of the Treasury formed, and in related monetary history, on this day in 1969 the first ATM was installed in New York.
Before we bid adieu to you ahead of the Labor Day weekend, a special congratulatory shout out to Jennifer B., winner of our monthly free tee giveaway for August! Fittingly for September, she has a sweet new Support Your Local Library v-neck headed her way!
If YOU happen to have entered to win last month and are NOT Jennifer B., we have excellent news: today is the last day to enter to win our Ready For Fall Giveaway!
The prize back is valued at $300 and includes a $50 gift card from yours truly, along with gift cards from Demeter Fragrance, Honeybee Gardens, Malicious Women Candle Co., and Simply Straws, as well as a starter pack from Whosits & Whatsits. Huzzah!
OK, that's a wrap for this week! I hope this read is the start of a fun long weekend.
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Peace, love, and hoping there's a parallel reality better than this one,