May 29, 2022

Sunday

No Dune for You, Maverick

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My mother-in-law is having a garage sale. I walked through the setup in the garage the other night (as [I was breaking my vow to never 'leave' a game early](https://daystream.com/matt/2022/05/28#a2b3488e-7702-4e42-b0e4-e35b5f9f454d)). Two of *my books* somehow found their way into the wares. Two of my all time favorites no less — *Dune* and *Shōgun*.

Not sure how that happened (Renee denies giving them to her, and is telling me I must have done it — no way!).

Anyways, I pulled them both. Not for sale!

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Looking at the label on the back, I believe that's my first copy of *Dune* (I've had several over the years). I bought it at my all time favorite bookstore — Thackeray's in Toledo — probably around 30 years ago.

Thackeray's is long gone and I miss it dearly. I used to love going there with my dad, and spent many a Sunday afternoon there later in life all by myself, perusing, reading, and buying books.

That book is worth way more than a quarter!

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Speaking of nostalgia, we're at a movie theater for the first time in a couple years. Ready to call the ball, baby!

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I loved the new Top Gun movie, by the way. The connection to the original is solid and not contrived, and the overt throwbacks don't get in the way of the new story. It's really well done. I wouldn't hesitate one bit to go see it again.

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