So today I thought it would be a good time to run to Barnes and Noble to use my member coupon with a holiday gift card I received. I was excited as I really want to get a new planner/journal for next year. I figured, if I left early - store first open early - it would be crowded but not lethally crowded.
It was heinous - the parking lot was a zoo and just walking into B & N had lines of people. But I persevered and headed to the magazines to browse. The way the store was set up was magazines against one wall and the first row of bookshelves had the spiritual books - where I could find tarot decks and dream dictionaries as well as the mindfulness stuff.
Apparently in the few months since the last time I was there, they changed... A LOT.
The spiritual aisle is now "bibles," and more bibles. The next 4 rows are now, "christian living." 4. Rows. *blink blink*
Curious as to where, if anywhere, the spiritual aisle was banished to, I meandered. Right on the edge of non-fiction you can now find.... "Supernatural and Mystical" I was so flabbergasted I didn't even bother to take a photo of this. And it's not even A WHOLE ROW.
That is when it hit me, kinda like one of those Magic Eye pictures, where you don't see it until you finally blur your eyes a bit - most of the store was um... biblical themed?
*note* I don't care about who believes what - everyone can believe whatever blah blah disclaimer*
What I do care about is that my book store is now pretty much a Christian Bookstore and Other Stuff.
At this point I had found a journal but the line was 45 people long and I just wasn't in the mood to wait anymore, so I put it down and left.
Let me be very clear here.... spiritual and supernatural are NOT THE SAME THING. That is kind of offensive, close-minded things Trump and his ilk promote - Pretty much cancelling the membership. And moving on. I rarely shop there anymore anyway so it isn't a loss.
To.... THE EUGE in space!
See, a long time ago I made up a story about my hippo, Eugene aka The Euge, about where he came from, which was outer space. He flies in a Euge-A-Fo (ufo) get it?? Haha.
Anyway... read this from NASA
A close approach by a large, near-Earth asteroid has provided astronomers the opportunity to obtain details as it flies safely past Earth on Saturday, Dec. 22, at a distance of about 1.8 million miles (2.9 million km). Take a closer look at this holiday visitor: https://go.nasa.gov/2EMhnkK
That more than made up for any supernatural crap at the bookstore. Happy Holidays!
Not vicious or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious