I got more storage containers and bags of "snack-sized" candy. I looked in electronics. I don't think they had the new Kindle yet, but they have a couple of what are now called the "keyboard" ones, the Nook Touch and the Nook Color, and the Sony 300 and 600. I looked longingly at the Sony 300, though I already have plenty of e-readers. The 2011 is out now, and that's a 2009 model. It's $98 there, which is not a bad price, but the 2011 is $150. Getting one as a backup was something I could rationalize, but I still want to collect more. I've always liked to collect things, but I'm not sure why I want the readers when it's the e-books that are what I'm reading.
I looked at CDs, and got The Essential Judas Priest. Well, I knew that J. didn't have it, and I am into heavy metal. It was two discs for $12, which isn't bad. I have more to listen to in the car now. I had brought my e-reader in (the 350 has pretty much become my "traveling" one), but the line we got in moved surprisingly fast.
We stopped at the grocery store, as well. I read a few pages of an e-book while we were on line there.
When we got home, I emptied out a large box of comic books into two storage containers. I feel a sense of accomplishment.
I'd spoken for a while to J. before we went out. He'd sent me a text last night saying that he knew I wasn't cranky with him or K., that he knew it was Mom and Dad. He understood all about it. I told him that I had three e-readers, and was thinking of giving the Kobo Touch to Dad. J. really liked that idea, and said that he'd go in on it with me. I explained that I'd gotten it at a discount at the Borders' liquidation sale. It's a relief that I can talk to someone in the family about having gotten it.
I watched a video showing how the Sony PRS-T1 (the 2011 one) worked. I still like how mine, the 2010 ones, work. It looks like the PRS-T1 browses the web better than the 950 does, though it still takes a while to load the websites. It looked like the sites showed up better. The stylus is separate on the 2011 one, not in a "silo" in the e-reader. It didn't look to me like the changes from the 2010 models were huge.
So it wasn't a bad trip, considering. I got a heavy metal CD, and managed to get more comic books into storage. I'm pleased about that.