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Timing

Had a day off today (yay!) because I have to work Saturday (boo!). Normally this plays merry hell with my personal chronology, as I'm not used to day off, day at work, day off, then back to a full work week. Not normal for me. But Monday's MLK Day, so the library will be closed then, and I'll get my sense of weekend. So it's all good. So I celebrated by going to get a haircut, and then met Lisa for lunch.

She doesn't get MLK day off, which strikes her as most unfair. But she doesn't have to work any Saturdays. This reasoning didn't win me any points, however.

After lunch I decided to swing by a particular used bookstore near home. I'm rather fond of the place, although I haven't been there in quite a while. Good selection, owner's nice, and while they don't have a cafe, they also don't care if you bring in a drink. While browsing I remembered I also have some store credit there, so I dug out the slip. Then I learned two things:

1) The slip says at the bottom, "Good for One Year from Date of Last Visit!"
2) My last visit was January 19th, 2005.

Phew. Just skated in. Among my purchases: Cats Have No Lord, by Will Shetterly. A clear case of truth in titling if there ever was one.

Currently Reading: A Storm of Swords, by George R. R. Martin, Book 3 of his big saga. Yes, I'm behind. Quiet.