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» Friday, September 17, 2010Happy Friday!
Sleeping in until nine o'clock was the first pleasure, then I had a whole day before me.
After breakfast I headed out to CD Warehouse. Three weeks ago I'd found the first two Mannheim Steamroller Christmas CDs here and bought them because I wanted to replace my cassette copies. I skipped "Christmas in the Aire," then discovered when I came home that I only had that on cassette, too. So I went back today to see if it was still there. Success! And I found a gift for James, too!
Now, I really didn't need to go next door to Barnes & Noble, but this is me after all...LOL. And I found the Christmas issue of Early American Life. Also picked up Boston magazine's "New England Travel 2010," and a luscious big "Ultimate Guide to Historic Britain."
There was a book I was looking for and wanted to get at Borders with the coupon, so I let the Droid's GPS guide me to the East Cobb store (the only place it was in stock; down Piedmont to Roswell, a cinch). The book was indeed there, and I also got the new Shop Smart and the October Birds and Blooms, with not only fall photos, but owls!
I nipped over to Fuzziwig's, the candy store, and was so dismayed when I did not see the Jolly Rancher bin out. Then the salesman came out from the back with a big bag...he remembered me and was prepared to start sorting out watermelon candies from the mixed collection! They had to start keeping them in the back because the fluorescent lights were making them sticky and no one wanted to buy them.
Made a short stop at Michaels with a 50 percent off coupon. I noticed the last time I did some painting that several containers in my gloss assortment of "paint pots" were dried out. I also found a little spider decoration I could clip to my hair to go along with my spider "cloak" I bought last Sunday and an autumn decoration, plus bought a new calligraphy pen and a bottle of pale blue paint which I will use for the stool I bought. I considered light green, but light blue will do for both Easter and winter.
Final stop was Trader Joe's. Haven't been there for months and rather went hog wild: shelled pistachios, a dinner for James tomorrow when he has to work, oyster crackers, chocolate-coated sunflower seeds, popcorn, salad greens and chicken for Sunday night dinner, a few other things, and wonderful, wonderful chicken salad! I had this for lunch when I got home, along with some of the pistachios.
I've now gone back to what I was doing the night the DSL messed up: watching History Detectives. This one is the third episode of the latest season: early fragment of sound film (not by Warner Brothers! and they went to Edison's lab in West Orange, NJ, and saw "the Black Maria," the first film studio), drawings of huge gold nuggets, and finally a fragment of vintage telegraph cable, with most of the action taking place at the University of Rhode Island and at Nauset/Orleans on Cape Cod. There's a transatlantic cable museum in Orleans!