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Bob Belvedere Hates Trees While Being The Most Beautiful Man On The Planet

Posted on | June 19, 2012 | 16 Comments

by Smitty

I am nearly reduced to a weeping outburst of Smalley-ism:

*sniff* Thank you *sniff*

In better news, the Kindle version is actually perking now. I made what was a not unreasonable, yet wrong, assertion when it jumped me from to Kindle Direct Publish: that it new I was the author. As I tried to submit the .pdf without a listed author, they kicked it back to me about five times before I contacted them via email to see if we could dance a Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

I blame Dan Collins. (Whose book you should buy, BTW: I picked up two copies when it first came out.)



16 Responses to “Bob Belvedere Hates Trees While Being The Most Beautiful Man On The Planet”

  1. lonely conservative
    June 19th, 2012 @ 6:55 pm

    I can’t find the Kindle version. Is there a link to it?

  2. Bob Belvedere
    June 19th, 2012 @ 7:04 pm

    I had not realized when I made the purchase that it would help kill a tree – now my day is really made special!

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  4. lonely conservative
    June 19th, 2012 @ 8:08 pm

    I don’t care about the trees. Books on my kindle just take up less room and I can read it in the dark.

  5. Quartermaster
    June 19th, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

     The glow gives you away when your mother comes in to check on you. Hiding under the covers doesn’t work either.

  6. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 19th, 2012 @ 8:59 pm
  7. K-Bob
    June 20th, 2012 @ 7:11 am

     I found a t-shirt that reminds me of your avatar, and the fact that you are a tree-killing, very bad man.

  8. Bob Belvedere
    June 20th, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    I’m sure I will eventually get something like the Kindle, just for convenience sake, but I plan on still buying a hard copy of whatever I purchase for it because I just love owning books.

  9. Bob Belvedere
    June 20th, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    Must be live oak .

  10. K-Bob
    June 20th, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    I like that answer.  There’s a Live Oak preserve run by the National Park Service called Naval Live Oaks near Pensacola Florida that is a very interesting place.

  11. Bob Belvedere
    June 20th, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    I believe it was from eastern Georgia that the live oak used [and still used] in the USS Constitution was harvested.

  12. K-Bob
    June 20th, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    Bet they all got chiggers something fierce working there.

  13. Bob Belvedere
    June 20th, 2012 @ 11:11 am

    A good number sent down to harvest the lumber died and slaves had to be called into to finish the culling.

  14. K-Bob
    June 20th, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

    Probably Bush’s fault.

    Now I’m gonna have to go read all about it.

  15. Bob Belvedere
    June 21st, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    And I always leave the lights on.

  16. K-Bob
    June 21st, 2012 @ 12:26 pm

    I keep a tire fire going out back to use as light.