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Steve asked me what I wanted to do. I said I wanted to go to the mall and go shopping. He said that was odd, because I don't like malls, but I reminded him that my past two months have been odd.

So we hit the big-box stores in Mission Valley. First was Target, for bras that weren't sports bras. Then after a Corner Bakery lunch (cause Pei Wei wasn't open till noon, dammit) we went to Borders. GLORY! I picked up "Nordic Runes" by Paul Rhys Mountfort because it has a proper and acceptable bibliography, "American Gods" because I'm overdue for reading that, and finally a book I'd been meaning to find again for years, "Kristen Lavransdatter" by Sigrid Undset. "Kristen" is a Nobel-winning novel written in Norwegian, is a cradle-to-grave story of the title character who lives in 13th century Norway. I read it in high school and adored it. Now there's a new, uncensored translation, and it weighs a ton in its 1128-page splendour but I'm dragging it along anyway.

In Ali, I had "Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett in my backpack. However I found a Star Wars novel ("Order 66") on a bookshelf and swapped it out. Hee. And I'm still working on "Mechanicum".

Next was Bed, Bath and Beyond which I'd only been to once with desert_vixen. We went in, got what I needed and got out, I think because MV was getting cranky. Steve and I Shopped and found ourselves asking how we've lived without this store for so long. I got an eye mask so the morning sun wouldn't wake me up, a gadget for cleaning blinds, a hangar for belts for Steve and a Snuggie! I figure a blanket with sleeves is just the thing for watching movies or reading in my freezing cold tent.

Today I go to Steve's office to help him a little, then I need to find something fun to do this evening.


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Jan. 2nd, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC)

Bed, Bath, and Beyond is pretty fun. I'm always in trouble when I wander the kitchen section.

Glad you're home and enjoying normality! (( ))

Jan. 2nd, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
Is a Snuggie any different from wearing a warm bathrobe backwards?
Jan. 3rd, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
Not much, but I have less use for a bathrobe, at least in Afghanistan.
Jan. 3rd, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)
Bed, Bath and Beyond is DANGEROUS. I went in there to look for a Christmas present for my SIL and it took every bit of effort I had to not walk out with something for myself.

BTW, did you get my card, and my texts?
Jan. 3rd, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
Got your texts but not your card.
Jan. 3rd, 2010 05:16 am (UTC)
Make sure and save all of the BB&B coupons that come in the mail too - BB&B will take one coupon per *item* (rather then per customer), and they will still take them even when they are expired. Most of the coupons they send out are 20% off per item, so you can save a *lot* of money if you shop well.
Jan. 4th, 2010 06:13 pm (UTC)
If you have an IKEA anywhere near you, stay away from it. You have been warned.
Jan. 5th, 2010 02:20 am (UTC)
Too late.

Didn't buy anything, but we are making plans to buy new furniture for the house. Current furniture is too large.

Missing you this time round, but you'll be imported out here when I redeploy.
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