1/23/2007

i got a job

don't worry, it wont eat up my valuable blogging time. it involves hitting up a certain used book store in downtown Accra and buying (unbeknownst to me) high-priced books for almost nothing. i was looking up links for my recently updated "five things that aren't mine (and i'm jealous)" (see sidebar), and it turns out i've bought a book that sells for $50 and another that's going for $30 (i paid 80 cents and $1.50, respectively). i also noticed the copy of "Turtle Island" that i bought was autographed by Gary Snyder himself.

i think i'd give all the profits i'm accidently accumulating to anyone who could explain how all these obscure American poetry books ended up in a West African discount bin.

4 comments:

Jenn Ku said...

double hurrah for saving money.

how 'bout donating the money to a charity? cause i'm sure some of us can come up with equally obsure reasons why the books have surfaced in west africa and you'd have to give us all cash! *grins*

- Leopold said...

your new job sounds like a 401 scam to me...

but congratulations!

Anonymous said...

oh man i would kill for that gary snyder book

ida said...

oh so jealous