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Saturday so far

In which I shopped and window-shopped.  I woke at 10:30 for no apparent reason.  I'd conked out around 2:30 or 3, so I'd slept for seven or eight hours.  I made myself hazelnut coffee at 11:30.  Soon after that, I got very jittery.  Mom and Dad had gone grocery shopping in the morning.  After lunch, Mom was using the computer downstairs, the one with the new monitor, for library things.  I asked if she wanted to go to Wal-Mart with me.  I made it clear that I wanted to window-shop in electronics.

I think part of the reason Mom went along with me was so that I would be discouraged from actually buying anything big in electronics.  I played with the Kindles a little, and window-shopped the Sony e-readers.  Now that I've read that many more reviews, I know that the 600 was the one with the bad glare problems and unresponsive touchscreen.  That one didn't appeal to me that much anymore.  However, the 300 got pretty good reviews.  That's not a touchscreen one, so it didn't have the glare problems and was fast for that generation of Sony e-readers.  However, I'd seen the 350 on sale for $109, so the price of the 300 at $98 didn't seem that great to me.  If the 300 went on sale there for $50 or so, I'd probably get it, if I hadn't gotten something else by then.

I had a decent cassette tape collection back in the day -- in the mid-nineties or so.  I had many of them in a black case in the car in the summer at some point, so a good number warped.  Some just wore out or broke.  I really don't have many CDs.  I looked among the $5 and $7 CDs at Wal-Mart.  I told Mom that I'd played the ones I had many times, and wanted some new ones.  She didn't think it was unreasonable that I was looking at $5 CDs.  I've sort of been replacing the songs I had on cassette in CD or iTunes versions.  I got Whitesnake and Poison CDs for $5.  I had a fondness for the metal hair bands of the 80s.  I got Bat Out of Hell for $7.  I'm pretty sure I had that on cassette at some point.

Mom got some things in the food aisles and in the health and beauty aides section.  I'm currently pretty good as far as food and health and beauty aides go.

I was ready to head home when we were done, but Mom wanted to go to the liquor store.  We went, and she got a couple of bottles of sherry and a bottle of white zinfandel.  I still have about a fourth of a bottle each of original Kahlua and French Vanilla Kahlua, so I figured I was pretty set with that.  I can't drink the Kahlua at night, or I can't sleep.  I'd have to start drinking it at noon for it to have worn off by evening, which I think is a little early, especially considering that that's usually when I get up.  Mom had Kahlua and cream last night and didn't sleep, so it's not just me.

So it was a pretty productive trip for us.  I didn't buy anything major, but got a little more in the way of music.  I also got some window-shopping in, which is what I'd wanted to get out and do.  I think it's good for me just to get out of the house.  It was about 90 degrees out today, but not humid, so it wasn't as bad as some days.  Mom got things she wanted, and got her liquor.


Tags: shopping, window-shopping
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