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Borders Battle

I just got done reading about a credit crisis that Borders is apparently experiencing, and I am somewhat sad about it. I like Borders. It is, in fact, my favorite place to buy books due to their Rewards club deals. (Well, when I can I buy the book direct from the author, but that is an option far less frequently than desired.) I don’t really like Barnes and Noble and really don’t like their prices, so if Borders gets disbanded I guess I’ll be doing most of my booking of books on Amazon.

This Weekend I Planned Next One

I was going to go work on helping to build a wilderness trail next Saturday, but my parents are coming into town so I’ll be spending time with them instead. Shopping is likely to be a hot item on the agenda – nothing specific is planned, but we’ll probably go to one of the new centers they haven’t seen yet that are popping up around the area of the valley where I live.

And then after they head out Sunday, maybe some blogging eh? 😉

Grocery Shopping

I went out grocery shopping this evening. I have a different approach to the experience, I think, than some. I like to take my time, even when I know what I’m looking for, and explore a bit. Peruse the latest computer game and business magazines, see if they have anything good in the clearance sections, and so on.

Anyway, I picked up ingredients for three more cheeseburger pies (upcoming occasions), along with the normal checklist of apples, bananas, frozen meals, milk, chips, and salsa fresca. It was much quieter than usual for a Sunday evening, which was nice – I had my choice of three checkout lines that were empty!

A Few Lumps of Kohl

Today we ventured out of our humble abode to have lunch with a couple of friends. Today is meatball sandwich day at Subway, so I was one rather enthusiastic carnivore.

After our meal and bidding farewell to our friends, we went across the street to see what we might find to use the Kohl’s gift cards we received for Christmas on. Each of us got a few nice things for work, Ginger found some great dishtowels (oh the things I get excited about at my ripe old age of 33.8). Perhaps the most exciting find, however, was a tee shirt on the 80% off rack featuring Oscar the Grouch in a Christmas wreath, with the caption below of “BAH HUMBUG!”

I’m not sure what it is about Oscar that I love so much, except perhaps that he is the anti-Elmo, and that my friends is a good thing indeed.

Merry Christmas to all!

And happy day-after-Christmas shopping tomorrow, too. 🙂