ANYWAY........This month our son, Isaac, has some of his visual art pieces on display at the Crooked Tree Coffee House in Dallas. So, of course, we, as his parents, want to see and appreciate all of Isaac's artistic achievements.....Quite on the spur of the moment, we postponed our usual movie fare and headed off to the Crooked Tree.....
Once inside, we were astonished to see that the place was full of twenty something students studying..... That's right....studying!! What normal American young person studies on a hot Saturday night in July????? The place was sooooo quiet!! The comfy chairs, sofas, and tables were occupied with SERIOUS students reading, writing, and diligently typing on their laptops....At that moment, I became as proud of every student there as if he or she were my own child.
Good for them.......
Isaac's works hung from the walls of the "Orange" room.
This was my favorite:
While I took pictures and drank a cup of coffee, Tim checked out the library. Then, we were off on our DATE......
Okay, not so quickly.......we sat out in front of the coffee house for about twenty minutes trying to decide which movie to go see......We came up with nothing.......We thought about seeing Knight and Day, but it had already started with the next feature not beginning for another two hours.... So, we drove across Dallas...
straight into the waiting bookshelves of
Half Price Books
Not just any neighborhood Half Price Bookstore,
But, the largest Half Price Book Store in the Dallas area..
This is the "Happiness" that greeted us!
Clearly, there are enough books here to read for a lifetime and never be done with the reading.......
And.........check out this COOl Lego Art display...
Half Price Books was even showing the movie, Spider Man on an inflatible movie screen outside......For Free.
We probably would have watched the movie except for the fact that we had no outdoor chairs with us and did not relish sitting on the concrete for two hours...
So, we spent a good long while
Cruising the mammoth book collections.
Finally, after a heart pumping, jampacked evening
We found our way to the Cheese Cake Factory