Bookstores are hope that you will read on a beach, hope that you will read with your children, hope that you will know more than you do now, hope that you will impress someone at a party, hope that you will catch up to where you were supposed to be when you left high school. ... See MoreSee Less
Sadly here in Massachusetts the bookstores & libraries have been deemed "nonessential" & so have been closed at a time when we need them more than ever & all the time in the world to read. My apartment is littered with books, many impulse purchases I have yet to read but all I can think of are the titles I didn''t take out while the Library was still open. I did take out 3, & have finished 2 already. 🍷🐈
Paula Poundstone, you are a national treasure.
Reading a book is like no other experience. Anyone who's ever read a book they love never thinks the movie is better, an audio program is better, a TV show is better. It's a unique experience. It involves some work on your part, but is very satisfying on many levels. One thing about reading is, it makes you think, and imagine stories, entirely in your own mind.
Thank you! With love from all the booksellers at Pegasus Books in Berkeley and Oakland. (pegasusbookstore.com)
Been listening to you and laughing a lot. I've seen you in per a on twice. Know that you brighten my days in isolation in a million ways. Thank you Paula Poundstone!
Nope, our beaches are closed.
A lot of readers shun ebooks on electronic devised. I am grateful that we have them since it is not safe for many of use to leave home and browse at book stores.
Also remember that many small, local bookstores will go the extra mile to ship/do curbside pickup. My local bookstore has a book of the month subscription service: if your local bookstore does, this would be a great time to help them, and to help yourself commit to exploring new reading in the coming months.
If you can-avoid Amazon and support independent booksellers through Bookshop.org..
Libraries have books online to download for free! Buy online from Barnes and Noble, or okay, from Amazon. 🙂📚📚📚🙋🏻
Or... bookstores are filled with hope🤗...and love, and adventure, and hobbies, and travel, and knowledge, and.....
I am also debating whether to go to bed and listen to podcasts while staring at the ceiling, or make coffee and read the NY Times online.
My little dog is snoring like a dog three times his size.
Stay safe, Paula. Much love to you.
I'm with you...
Me too! Wide awake.
Me too but that's because it's 9.18am here in the UK 😌. Maybe try reading that book on the table next to you and turn the light off? Xx
Yeah no sleeping here either. My dog is sleeping. Even the cats are chill. Awake but chill. Wish I was my dog.
Love to you sweet Paula!
Yeah, this has all our body clocks thrown off! Word of warning, though: pouring too hot water down your toilet can melt the wax ring that seals them to the pipe and cause water to seep out on your floors..
No worries Paula, we're all here also 😂😂
I feel your pain, Try naps, they are wonderful, but you do end up with really weird sleep habits.
Yeah, I am up too. No dogs now, but my cat is zonked.
Oh dear, keeps happening to me, too.
Love from Germany, Paula, my boys and I are so fond of your shows!
Stay safe and well. Oh, and sleep tight.
Me too. Hard to sleep with all this anxiety. But the funny bits you post on FB really help.
I thought you only had cats!
You just Corona'd us with your cough....online virus....(this is what we tell the dogs when they cough on us)
On our first remotely-recorded quarantine episode, lawyer Sanaz Sarah Bereliani is on hand to discuss the ins and outs of bankruptcy - we SWEAR we booked her before all this went down! Plus: we’re auctioning off Shirley Chisholm’s Chisholm Trail Mix, and in our first “Quarantine Corner,” we teach 8th Grade Science (at least what we remember from it). Also, our house band... is Adam! paulapoundstone.com/... See MoreSee Less
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Iowa City! For the health and safety of all patrons, staff, and artists, the my show at the Englert will no longer occur on April 24, but we are happy to tell you we have rescheduled the show for Thursday, September 24.
Thank you for your patience and support as we manage shows during the pandemic.
Please visit the Englert Re-ticketing Tool below and let us know what you would like to do with your ticket(s) no later than May 1st. No changes to your ticket will be allowed after May 1
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OR nurse here. I bought stock in Clorox in 82 dt HIV epidemic.
The gift that keeps on giving..BLEACH!!
Where are you that you can smell bleach? We haven’t had that spirit here since 1969!
I can hear you saying that!🤣
Toilet Paper will become precious to us. There may even be a new religion formed around it. Just give it time.
I wear too much black to use bleach lol
Edit: I just realized you're all talking about sanitizing things. I'm in the middle of doing laundry so I'm of a single focus right now...
Never mind lol
Sooo true! Elena Santa-Cruz
I’ll be 92. Or, dead. Hmmm. Well, here is to the cleansing properties of chlorine bleach! (Dead or alive.)
I worked for the Clorox co. for 24 years.
The smell takes me back to every time I set foot into work.
Bleach?! Where did you find bleach?
Or it's a trigger. 😂
I just ordered hand sanitizer and specifically chose "scent free" exactly because of this. And I don't want to "ruin" any good scents with the memory of this time.
Remember that time we had to hunker down?
For me it's hand sanitizer. I used it in the car after taking my plastic gloves off. Whoa## I was tasting it! Fresh!
I’ve never stopped using bleach for some things. It is an excellent germicide, disinfectant, whitener. My roomie hates it, and thinks it’s toxic, but I insist at least to bleach out the dishcloths before I launder them.
For me, it’s the Lysol (in the bottle, not the spray) that I have been using — that’s what my mom used.
Yes, but unlike Snoops, I don't get embarrassed if people see. 😢
My mouse died (computer mouse) so I realized "No computer games" and cried. So I placed an Amazon order for a new one to be delivered Monday. Then, while heating up noodles, my microwave had a meltdown. It takes over a week to get a new one online (even with Amazon Prime). I felt like crying again because I have medical issues (bone disease) that make going to stores painful. I guess I'm going to Target tomorrow morning or really late tonight. Trying to go when less people are there. media.giphy.com/media/mGptc3Ihyg048/giphy.gif
I’m working from home, I have a paycheck, I have food and toilet paper and my pets, cable tv, I shouldn’t be this distraught. But I am.
Started out as snoopy, now slowly becoming eeyore!!
Yup. right now even. It was nice all week when I had to stay in and work. Weekend is here and two days of gloomy and rain.
Yeah, it’s caught up with me a few times in the last few weeks.
I feel this intensely and then it just fades away
Yes, and jealous that Snoopy doesn’t get big, poofy eyes after doing so. He remains adorable, me, not so much.
This is a time of grief. We are feeling our losses. I’m grateful for the time to have my tears in a safe place.
I stopped some of that by refusing to tune in to those stupid presidential briefings
Yes, waver from feeling like it’s not that bad to feeling like things will never get better.
I thought it was just me…v I thought it was just me…
When I walk outside, I yell across the street to anyone I see. I say, "How are you doing?" and I listen to their answer, and enjoy their smile, like I'm licking my mom's cake batter bowl. ... See MoreSee Less
I've been walking around the block a few times to get some sun and fresh air this past week, and there's noticeably a lot more people out than normal. I think a lot of us have the same idea. Most of us are observing social distancing, six or more feet at least. Twice now I've run into an elderly lady with her three dogs. Her dogs are so friendly, and they approach me, and it takes all my self control not to pet them. I love dogs. I don't believe I am infected, I'm feeling pretty good, though out of shape, but I may be asymptomatic, and I don't want to pass any germs to her dogs, that might inadvertently be passed to her. And she is so friendly too, I say a few words to her from a distance. These are strange times.
Interesting metaphor or is it simile? Ms. Nancy?
I must be going a little batty because this little narrative made me well up.
Love you, Paula!
This is perfection.
I let the guy in front of me @ the grocery store piggyback my customer card, for added savings. That sounds filthy. I also paid for my client's groceries, even though she makes more money than I do, by being old. I think my karma is clean, for this week.
We saw you perform many years ago in Henderson NV. After the show, we were walking to the parking lot and saw the limo pick you up. You were already in, with the door closed. We yelled “we love you Paula” and you opened the door, stepped out of the limo and said “thank you very much”. I like you, Paula. Always have!
Love ya, Ms Nancy!
The amount of people enjoying the sunshine and walking around the block has quadrupled in our neighborhood. People are kindly checking in with each other. And get this, everyone is staying at least six feet apart! Crushing the curve!
Oh, you mean your mom made cake for you. So lucky.
you and me both Paula, you and me both.
I was out for a run a few days ago and yelled to a person across the street with extreme enthusiasm “Hi! how are you!?” From 50 feet away I thought it was someone I knew. I was wrong. I’m sure he thought I was strange. Oh well.
Ditto ❤🤗 thanks for being you!
On my last trip to the grocery store a couple of weeks ago, I was cracking jokes in the aisles -- from a safe distance -- and got not a whisper of a smile in return. I couldn't tell if they were haunted by fear, or just being rural Vermonters 🙄
Ain't that the truth. Stay safe, Paula. Thanks for the laughs lo these many years. Here's to your being able to get back to work also. <3 🙂 (y)
Did a "drive-by" at Kroger and picked up groceries. Did a "drive-by" at the home of my 90 year old neighbor and dropped off cheese and eggs. We stayed about 10 feet apart and chatted awhile. She is lonely.
The one and only Paula!
We love you!
Please continue to make us laugh...
I've seen new neighbors and new dogs because people are walking and extending their paths.
You’re the cats PJ’s!
How are you doing, Paula?
Thanks for the 💞and chuckles...you are a very good human !
Charlottesville, VA! To ensure community safety amid the developing COVID-19 situation, my performance originally scheduled for April 18th has been rescheduled for Sunday, December 6 at 7:30PM live on The Paramount's stage. All tickets purchased for the April 18th date will be honored for the December 6th performance. Stay healthy. ... See MoreSee Less
Has the Atlanta show rescheduled date been set yet?
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Getting closer. What I wouldn't give for things to work out where I can rent a reliable car and go see you do your comedy live one day. I wish I didn't live at least 75 miles from any form of civilization in a 600 mile wide state.
I lucked up with the Ramones on their extension to their farewell tour. They landed right in my hometown practically in my lap on the Lollapalooza tour that one year back in the 90s. I finally got to see them play. That was sweet.
God bless you, Paula Poundstone, for bring much needed laughter into our lives during these VERY weird times! ❤️
Another awesome home school lesson!! Learning so much from you Miss Nancy!!
I would like to thank your cat for dressing up for the occasion.
I can’t stop touching my face!
You’ve been cracking me up for years and now I appreciate you more. You rock!
My face has never been so itchy, especially my eyeballs.
I’m not sure Missouri has the worst governor…
Now when Trump says something or does something that makes me want to bang my head against the wall, I say to myself… “Well, at least he’s not Tate Reeves.”
Then I spend a few moments daydreaming about President ACuomo.
Love you, Paula!
You are the best, Paula! Love you and love your kitties 🐱
Thank you Miss Nancy!
You'd better gravitate to the arts. Bad boy Russell.
Ashley Welton, Jillian Fernandez😂😂😂💜💗💜💗
Thanks for the laughs. You are amazing. I have seen you twice. I hope to see you again. Gotta keep up the hope.
Always enjoy you Paula. Please come back to Rutland, VT when this virus is over!
Well I thought it was Florida. Governor Scott also seems to be in denial. Thanks Miss Nancy!
Hey Paula! I was playing Scattergories tonight and got to use you as an answer! 🙂 You’ll be happy to know that you are worth 12 points. lol
Thank goodness Miss Nancy is back...I need her lessons every day🤗
I am glad those kids didn't pull another false fire alarm.
I’m dyin laughin. Stahhhhp.
Thanks Miss Nancy! I think a geography quiz is in order since your toast looked like Missouri.
Munhall, PA! My show originally scheduled for April 25th, 2020 at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall has now been rescheduled to July 16th, 2020. Please hang on to your tickets, all tickets purchased for the original date will be honored. If you have purchased a ticket, there is nothing else you need to do at this time. For any questions regarding your tickets or the event, please visit your confirmation email and use the "Contact the Organizer" prompt at the bottom of your email. Stay Safe. I miss you. ... See MoreSee Less
My show in Concord on 5/1 has been rescheduled for 12/13/20. The Capitol Center for the Arts has tried to make it easy for you to access one of the following options depending on what best meets your individual needs: Keep tickets, donate tickets, refund tickets to gift card or receive a refund. Visit ccanh.com/updates-to-show-schedule/ to make your selection. As you can imagine their email and call volume is very high right now. Please use this link, but if you have specific questions or concerns we have not addressed feel free to contact the Box Office. Please stay healthy and safe. ... See MoreSee Less