Monday, December 06, 2010


So, I um. Yeah. I, uh... I went to the Barnes & Noble. It wasn't my fault! It was right there where I pulled in! I was parked right outside it! And it occurred to me that I might find a couple of extra little Christmas gifts there. Plus, there's a Starbucks inside and, you know, I need my caffeine when I'm driving around running errands. And then they unfairly ambushed me with a buy-two-get-one-free table, which just happened to contain exactly three books from my wishlist. I mean, that's just fighting dirty. Also -- and I swear I am not making this up -- there were people there raising money for "cat rescue and adoption" by offering gift-wrapping with paper featuring Christmas trees made from piles of books. It's like they knew I was coming!

Sigh. There goes pretty much any remote chance I might have had of not creeping up over 400 books again.

Other than that, though, it was a very productive day. Between the mall run and a lot of clicking around Amazon over my coffee this morning, I do believe I'm now pretty much done with my Christmas shopping. I also, among other things, replaced my busted El Cheapo suitcase with a new $180 one... which was on sale for $71. Yay! I even got the oil changed in the car, which it was way, way overdue for.

Um... That means I deserve books, right? Right?


  1. Of course. Of course that's right.

    *pats you on head*

    (Actually, you didn't do anything I don't highly approve of. Heh.)

  2. Have you heard that Borders is possibly going to make an offer for Barnes & Noble. I understand about 2 billions Dollars.

  3. Hmm... Kaffyr beat me to it, so I guess I'll be the motivational speaker this time. Books don't contain any calories! You can read as many as you want without gaining a pound! Way to knock down that Wish List!

  4. Heh. Thanks for the support, guys. :)

    And, Dad, I don't think I'd heard that. I wonder if it'd change anything.

  5. As someone who works in publishing, I'd like to thank you for single-handedly keeping my industry afloat. ;)