"To open a bookshop is one of the persistent romances, like living off the land or sailing around the world."

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-Anatole Broyard, 'Kafka Was the Rage'

True? What are some others? Hunting for treasure? Opening a record store?

jergins, Wednesday, 2 May 2007 09:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yes, true. for me, yes to

bookshop
living off the land
hunting for treasure

and add

just walking away

lxy, Thursday, 3 May 2007 03:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yeah.

and add

just walking. walking and walking.

living in a train car

nonstop travel with my life in one suitcase

jergins, Thursday, 3 May 2007 09:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yes. yes.

another:

invent something... grand or important.

lxy, Friday, 4 May 2007 03:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

start a business.

invent something otm

jergins, Friday, 4 May 2007 11:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

start a business: yes. those sweet little specialty stores we went to on tammy's shopping day right before i left bln (bag age, mara schmuck) revived this fantasy for me. i just feel like i could do that shit better than so many of the people who are doing it, ya know? (not referring to the two mentioned above... those are great.)

open a dance club.

lxy, Friday, 4 May 2007 15:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yeah open a dance club. or do a dance monthly or weekly. i was thinking about 'sunday afternoon social' earlier tonight and how fun that'd be

jergins, Friday, 4 May 2007 19:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yes to sunday afternoon social; sounds very fun. this slots in with my new innovation, sunday night cocktails, the perfect answer to "sunday: the slow burn. "

monthlies check. weeklies check.

lxy, Friday, 4 May 2007 20:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

sort of silly and decadent but:

live in a hotel. be super swanky.

lxy, Friday, 4 May 2007 23:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Owning a movie house in a smallish town and showing wonderful classic films that everyone in town has never seen, but comes to and loves.

Jaq, Friday, 4 May 2007 23:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

that's lovely, jaq. there's a theater like that in dayton, wa (right, jergins?). well, he should tell you about it since he's been there and i haven't.

anyway, yes to that!

lxy, Saturday, 5 May 2007 02:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

http://www.libertytheater.org/images/marquee/marquee2.jpg

jergins, Saturday, 5 May 2007 11:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yeah dayton. they do arty movies and some popular movies and community theater. the inside is lovely.

i think maybe jaq and i talked about it once but there's a rundown old theater in the center of pasco with a great marquee, all boarded up iirc. maybe she told me it was going going gone? it was one of those theaters that makes you dream, though, at least from the outside.

jergins, Saturday, 5 May 2007 11:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

We would park outside that Pasco theater on Saturdays when we'd go to the farmers' market. There were flurries of restoration activity, and long pauses of silence. Nothing could be seen through the windows, even where the brown paper was torn by the ticket window. I hope it opens someday with a grand fiesta and shows the films of Robert Rodriguez and Almodovar with episodes of a serialized telenovela to start each.

There's not much I would go back to the tri-cities for, but I would go back for this.

Jaq, Saturday, 5 May 2007 17:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

my first thought is always HAVE a patron, but wouldn't it also be great to BE the patron?

in the perfect world, first HAVE, then BE. PERfect world.

lxy, Wednesday, 9 May 2007 04:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

I will someday open a restaurant based on the principles of SAME (so all may eat). Two kinds of delicious stew or casserole (veg and not veg), maybe a salad, a freshly baked bread of some kind, butter, water, milk, or tea to drink, a simple dessert. Everyone pays what they can, everyone eats. Lunch and dinner only, maybe just on weekends at first, or a few days a week. Checkered table cloths and a comfy relaxed atmosphere.

Jaq, Wednesday, 6 June 2007 23:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Jaq, I love your thinking. Your restaurant sounds much like my fantasy restaurant, which is called Kitchen. Super simple, cute. I never thought about what people would pay -- my fantasy is limited to the design and the fare -- but the principle of SAME sounds like a terrific one, so that is now officially part of my fantasy.

lxy, Thursday, 7 June 2007 04:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

live in an industrial part of town with no neighbors, other than daytime industry. be loud and carefree. have dance parties. make art. be self-sufficient.

lxy, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 03:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

GRIND:
GET
OUT
OF
IT

lxy, Monday, 8 October 2007 16:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

otm

jergins, Monday, 8 October 2007 17:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

this 40 hours a week bullshit is horeshit

jergins, Monday, 8 October 2007 17:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

fuck, 40+, 45-50 soon

jergins, Monday, 8 October 2007 17:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2155/1553099623_5b6a2875e4.jpg?v=0

lxy, Friday, 12 October 2007 17:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

find an abandoned cabin in the woods
fix it up and provision it, but invisibly, subtly, so no one can tell
go there when the time comes to disappear
or when everything falls apart

lxy, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 17:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

fuck, 40+, 45-50 soon

― jergins, Monday, October 8, 2007

oh shit here we go again

jergins, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 17:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

marry an heiress

gr8090, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 19:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

an awesome cute and smart heiress

gr8090, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 19:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

is wanting to open a bookshop really that common of a thing? doesn't seem like it.

Lingbert, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 19:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

not for illiterates, no

jergins, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 19:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

what about literates?

Lingbert, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 21:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

i have a pact with my girlfriend where if were both unhappy with our career/life situation in 5 years were going to move somewhere sort of rural, maybe upstate new york or southern new jersey or somewhere in rhode island, and open a tiny little restaurant/bar with my dad as the chef with no more than 5-6 tables and just one menu every day based on what we can scrounge up and well just close the restaurant when we run out of ingredients

max max max max, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 22:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

um thats a little more complicated than the actual pact which is just that well open a small business if we hate our lives in five years

max max max max, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 22:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

opening a bar is probably a bigger fantasy for me than opening a bookstore, but bookstore rates pretty high

max max max max, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 22:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

i have been thinking about this a lot because it turns out that living in the real world and having a job is not as much fun as fucking around in college

max max max max, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 22:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

i liked your boats/sorta freedom/port post. thanks.

jergins, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 19:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

thanks j, i always feel really embarrassed after i barf up those long nervous personal posts about the music that i like

max max max max, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 20:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

boats/sorta freedom/port post

referring to what, pls

lxy, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 03:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

paint the brick wall outside the hotel window

lxy, Monday, 2 February 2009 07:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

w00ds admitted he is totally stuck and going crazy. it was 'a moment' as he might say

jergins, Monday, 2 February 2009 19:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

maybe he will live off the land or just walk away

lxy, Monday, 2 February 2009 23:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

?

lxy, Monday, 2 February 2009 23:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

seems like one of those

jergins, Tuesday, 3 February 2009 01:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

find an abandoned cabin in the woods
fix it up and provision it, but invisibly, subtly, so no one can tell
go there when the time comes to disappear
or when everything falls apart

― lxy, Tuesday, October 14, 2008 10:07 AM

jergins, Monday, 13 April 2015 03:43 (four years ago) Permalink

live in an industrial part of town with no neighbors, other than daytime industry. be loud and carefree. have dance parties. make art. be self-sufficient.

― lxy, Tuesday, July 24, 2007 8:37 PM (7 years ago)

jergins, Monday, 13 April 2015 03:47 (four years ago) Permalink

lxy is cool

spite n ease (harbl), Monday, 13 April 2015 23:18 (four years ago) Permalink

<3 harbl

we're nearly halfway there!

lxy, Saturday, 18 April 2015 14:57 (four years ago) Permalink

i have been thinking about this a lot because it turns out that living in the real world and having a job is not as much fun as fucking around in college

― max max max max

obv Max is unquestionable but ftr this is not my experience

esperantzen (p much resigned to deems), Saturday, 18 April 2015 15:06 (four years ago) Permalink

max is a little questionable ime:

might as well just vote in the nazis and have done with it

― 8====D ------ ㋡ (max), Saturday, January 24, 2009 9:27 AM (6 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

(he said that about ME!)

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