Tea for the Bloggerman

New semester, but still old skool
January 8, 2009, 10:13 pm
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Well, this is the last weekend of winter break. So sad. Lots of good stuff happened during winter break, and I am hoping that it continues into the new school semester. I have quite a workload ahead of me, but I think I can manage.

Here are the classes I have lined up:

* English 400-something-or-another: English Romantic Poets w/ Decker
* English 303: Literary Theory and Criticism w/ Becker-Leckrone
* History 451: Proseminar w/ Chung
* Anthropology 101: Intro to Cultural Anthropology w/ Fields
* Anthropology 102 (online): Intro to Physical Anthropology w/ Thompson
* Philosophy 102: Some critical thinking bullshit w/ Delaney

On top of those, I’ll be starting my new job with the America Reads program sometime soon which will consume 15+ hours a week, and I will be sticking with my gig at Michael’s Used Books for 16 hours across Fridays and Saturdays. In addition to that, I will be orchestrating monthly book club meetings and bi-weekly poetry workshops at the bookstore, AND attending blues guitar/harmonica workshops in Henderson on Thursdays. I’ll be a busy bee, trying to keep up with it all. Oh, and I won’t have spring break to utilize for catch-up either: I’ll be on Catalina Island with UNLV’s Alternative Spring Break program, a program which also requires me to do some fundraising.

Almighty Bowie who art all-knowing and all-powerful, please be gentle on my doomed soul.


New Pages
January 1, 2009, 2:28 pm
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Over on the left you’ll see three new pages. The first of these new pages is self-explanatory: About Me. It is basically a carbon copy of my first blog post. The second, Follow Me, has a list of all my cyber feetprints–on Myspace, Facebook, Kaboodle, etc. The third, “Michael’s Used Books in Las Vegas” offers information on this little used book store as well as links to the bookstore’s online alter-egos at Myspace, Facebook, Youtube, etc.

Michael’s Used Books in Las Vegas
November 18, 2008, 12:24 am
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Time for a shameless plug! This is the store I work at and in all honesty I would rather spend my time here than anywhere else in all of sleazy Las Vegas. It’s called Michael’s Books and Movies and it’s on the northeast corner of Tropicana and Pecos. I recently started a Myspace page and a Facebook page for the store to try to get the word out so if you get the chance add us as a Myspace friend and/or a Facebook fan and support independent bookstores. Special 10% off coupon sent to all new friends and fans while supplies last! Here’s a little run-down of the store stolen from the Myspace profile:


Michael’s Books is located on the northeast corner of Tropicana and Pecos in the Big Lots shopping center, right next door to the Bank of America. Chosen as one of the top five bookstores in Las Vegas by Citylife, Michael’s Books has been proudly serving the literary needs of Las Vegans for over a decade. Please drop in sometime and browse our inventory, or just stop by to chat with one of our friendly employees. We have all kinds of books including popular fiction, romance novels, mysteries, true crime, classic literature, biographies, and non-fiction history/philosophy/religion/wicca/self-help/parenting/art books. In addition to books we also have a wide variety of movies on both DVD and VHS. Classic movies, drama, action, horror, westerns, something for everyone! And we can’t forget our fabulous selection of CDs and LPs. Classic rock, classic jazz, new age, classical, country, oldies, soundtracks, and more!

We look forward to seeing you in our store!

Michael’s Used Books
3430 E. Tropicana Ave. Suite 9
in the Big Lots shopping center
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Open Monday through Saturday from 10am-6pm

Now time for some links:

Michael’s Books on Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/michaelsusedbooks

Michael’s Books on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Las-Vegas-NV/Michaels-Used-Books/45726446022

Vegasbooks (Michael’s Books’ Amazon.com account): http://www.amazon.com/shops/vegasbooks

Michael’s Books’ location via Mapquest: http://www.mapquest.com/mq/5-tQDYw8QHAeuAXvY4iKaC