Eeeeee! Today, on their way back to Wilson, Dad and Jen came through town. Maria and I had bought Dad a gift certificate to the trap/skeet shooting range just outside of town for his birthday, so I spent two hours walking this range with my dad and pulling buttons for him so he could shoot the little clay disks. It actually wasn’t a bad deal – just a little bit of walking and some nice time outside, and Dad absolutely LOVED it.
Then, we went to BORDERS. The Applebee’s gift certificate (the one that I wasn’t really looking forward to, because I hardly ever go there and it’s not a good place to eat alone, anyway) that they mailed me for my birthday was lost in the mail (because my step-mother had the wrong address for us), so they offered to take me shopping somewhere. I got a little stack of books and brought them back to the table, intending to weed out a few I didn’t want and eventually get two trade paperbacks and maybe a nice mass-market book. Dad says: “Just get them all, it’s for your birthday!”
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! New books! So many new books! So excited! May not get any work done ever again!
In other news, the match guy called me again on Friday night while I was at the movie. I did not call him then because I didn’t get home until after 11, and I didn’t call him last night because of the baby shower, so I need to call tonight and hope that he understands why I haven’t called, I guess. But first, I’m going to finish watching the two-hour “Charmed” season premeire and possibly order some pizza.