11 Things Every Barnes & Noble Lover Will Understand

11 Things Every Barnes & Noble Lover Will Understand

"Do we have to leave?"
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Greetings fellow knowledge seekers. When people ask us what our dream home looks like, we begin to describe an open platform (preferably two stories), well-lit, with rows upon rows upon rows of literature, music, film, notebooks, puzzles and more! Throw in a Starbucks with a little lounge and we’ve got it made! Then we chuckle in realization that we have just described none other than the utopia of leisurely entertainment, Barnes & Noble. If not our dream home, this place is surely our second home. So, if I may, I’d like to throw a little appreciation their way. Here is what we all know and love about Barnes & Noble.

1. You have to set aside at least one to five hours for your trip to Barnes & Noble.

This is no in-and-out type of gig like one of those super markets. Thorough perusal and submersion into the deep and timeless realm of your imagination is not optional. Keep your impatient person at home, because you could literally spend an entire day here and not have a problem with it.

2. You have sat down in a quiet aisle or corner with captivating literature in tow at least once.

There’s really no fighting it; it just happens.

3. You purposefully avoid your favorite section because you know you cannot afford that much merchandise.

But then you say “screw it” because your paycheck came in today and you deserve this!

4. When you say, "I could live here," you are not tripping.

You have a game plan for when the apocalypse comes and you need food and shelter. Starbucks and Barnes & Noble. Boom. Set for life.

5. You already have shelves of books at home you haven't read, yet somehow you walk away with yet another one.

You are going to need a bigger bookshelf.

6. There's only one place to get a kick-butt calendar. The Barnes & Noble.

Two words. Cow Yoga. You know exactly what I’m talking about.

7. Receiving a Barnes & Noble gift card is equivalent to receiving a puppy or a Disney trip.

You are going to binge so hard.

8. When you want to feel nostalgic, the best place to visit is Barnes & Noble, Jr.

Your favorite classics are waiting there for you. Whether it be Eric Carle, Dr. Seuss, Mercer Mayer, Mem Fox, “Goodnight Moon”, “Babar”, “Corduroy” or anything in between, I promise you will find it and your childhood in the Jr. section.

9. For some reason, you always end up reading at least one children's book.

Most of the time, it’s out loud with whomever you are with. Laughter will ensue..or tears when you realize, as an adult, that the majority of characters in these books are seen as different and just looking to be loved.

10. The most painful torture is knowing you can never experience it all.

So many books, movies, music, games, activities, toys, etc., and so little time.

11. The perfect way to celebrate yet another successful trip to Barnes & Noble is to cap it off with your favorite Starbucks drink.

This is also the perfect time to open up your new book and start reading!

As you exit the store and into the cruel world once more, do not be saddened. Whether you have a Pop Vinyl Figure or the newest release from your favorite series in your cream and green bag, you are one step closer to making your personal library an exact replica of Barnes & Noble. And don’t forget, when the apocalypse comes, you won’t have to leave.

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Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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