Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Books, Books, and More Books

I spent several hours at Barnes & Noble yesterday but shockingly only walked away with four books, one of which is for Ibis (some Steven Hawking thing he loves). I bought my first vampire book so I can finally see what my online friends are always talking about, plus the latest Alice Seybold book and Drowning Ruth. My mom and I also scoured her basement library, and combined with the stack of writing books she bought for me, I think I'll be set for the next six months.

Before the bookstore we stopped in a sporting goods store to look for a collapseable grill (another Ibis thing) but of course I got sidetracked. Aside from trying on sneakers and testing every eliptical machine, I managed to get in a complete arm workout with the 8 pound hand weights. Please tell me I'm not the only person who does that? I didn't buy anything but there are several things I'm mooning over.

Today I'm picking up my new glasses - no more scratches in both lenses - and meeting my best friend's sister-in-law for lunch. AND, I'm meeting my friend's mom to pick up my burned copies of the first four seasons of Alias! I have breakfast plans tomorrow with the minister who married us, but other than that I get to just sit on my butt. My plan is to finally catch up on my blog reading, so expect a slew of tardy comments. ;)


ETA: I just remembered I need to read a book my sister loaned me before heading to Chicago Friday morning, so the blog reading might have to wait a bit longer.

11 comments:

Robin said...

(Fat Robin) So glad you're having a good time. Sounds like you've been busy and deserve some "sit on your butt" time. Enjoy it.

Melanie Avila said...

OMG, I thought we decided you wouldn't call yourself that?

I was just thinking how I feel like a waste of space right now, but I plan to help my mom with a few things this evening so hopefully that will help balance things out.

spyscribbler said...

Alias! I knew there was a reason I liked you. When you get back to Mexico, if you send me your address, I'll burn the rest for you.

Alias rocks. Oh!!!! You need (please) to go to hulu.com and watch Burn Notice. You must! The first one or two aren't as good as when you get into the series, but I think you'll love it, if you love Alias. It rocks!

I just discovered them, and watched the first two seasons in 24 hours.

Nadine said...

Sounds like a busy but wonderful trip!!

That sounds like a lot of books you are taking back - do you have room in your suitcase?

Turkey Lurkey said...

Mooning over things? Can you do that in public?

Glad you are having fun in the States! Let me know if any of the books are good.. I need to find some new stuff to read.

Melanie Avila said...

Spy, Alias is my all-time favorite! Besides Friends, of course. :) I'll try to check out Burn Notice. Mailing might be expensive, but I can look into it, thanks!

Nadine, I brought about 20 books back here with me, as well as several large gifts, so they should fit ok. I didn't bring much in the way of clothes.

Melanie Avila said...

Turkey, you ARE in a silly mood today! First the paste...

Maybe I'll post a list of all the books as a blog-filler. That'll be exciting for all of you, lol.

Janna Qualman said...

You must be a fast reader!

Robin said...

(Stupid Robin) What about the first season of South Park? Now that was some good watchin'.

Zoe Winters said...

awwwww you bought a vampire book? yay!

Melanie Avila said...

Janna, it depends. The books I borrowed from my mom are all mysteries so I'll get through those quickly.

Robin, lol.

Btw, I'm not sure about these nicknames... Can't they be gender based?

Zoe, yes, yes I did. My dad thinks I'm crazy but what can you do?