I'm on a four day weekend, mostly because I wanted it and because it means I won't have to rush to work right after the game on Sunday. This is a good thing. And because I had a little extra cash after paying the bills and getting groceries I decided to get some books. This was done in two halves- some ordered from Barnes & Noble online, the rest gotten CHEAP from Half Price Books.
From Barnes & Noble I got:My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding
(A collection of supernatural wedding tales including one from the Dresden Files)My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon
(Companion to the above)Strange Brew
(An anthology centered around alcohol, with a Dresden Story)Mean Streets
(YET ANOTHER Anthology, this one of gritty city supernatural tales. Another Dresden tale in this one as well)Armageddon 2419 AD
(The ORIGINAL Buck Rogers story! Beware the Yellow Peril! Despite that, its a good read.)
The above have all shipped, and will probably get here by Wednesday.
From Half Price Books, the haul was bigger and smaller- bigger, in that there were more books bought, smaller, as it'd take three or more of them to match ONE of the anthologies in size! feezlekahn
accompanied me- we went to the one near Northtown Mall, north of us.Han Solo's Revenge
by Brian Daley (A Star Wars novel, one of three from Daley. Guilty pleasure from long ago)Ambulance Ship
by James White (A tale of the Hospital Station series)A Swiftly Tilting Planet
by Madeline L'Engle (The third book from the Wrinkle In Time series)The Moon Maid
by Edgar Rice Burroughs (A true pulp, I saw it and at a dollar I HAD to get it!)Dorsai!
by Gordon R. Dickson (The classic, I've never read it!)The Mummy, or Ramses The Damned
by Anne Rice (From her Vampire Chronicles series, tho he ain't a vamp!)The Tale of the Body Thief
by Anne Rice (More Vampire Chronicles and Lestat)The Fortress in the Eye of Time
by C. J. Cherryh (I've no idea, but its a fantasy and its Cherryh!)
And that's the haul. Most of the stuff from Half Price were a buck or two each. I may order one or two books further on Barnes & Noble, but that'll hinge on their actually HAVING what I'm after. I've gotten a taste for some of the older and more obscure stuff I remember reading long ago. :)
Also on Friday, I made chili. I, feezlekahn
partook, though I did offer to mirrdae
. They'd already eaten, however. khirsahdrgn
had a guest over so I didn't ask him. The chili was a good batch, and I REALLY ought to write the damned recipe down- I make it from memory every time and I know there are a few who'd like to know what goes in. joshuwain
brought over some odd hamburgers made of ground sirloin and a couple of different mushrooms ground together too... They weren't to my taste, and the Oniony kaiser rolls weren't something I like. However, I'm a fussy bitch and it's prolly just me. ;)
And now we get to the 'bad' and the 'it f*cking figures' part. I couldn't sleep today. I tried, and it just didn't happen. So I ended up staying up playing 'UFO Alien Attack', and OLD Microprose game for about six hours, til I headed out to the book store. The fatigue finally started taking me down after dinner, so I kinda slumped unconscious after my dinner companions went off to see a movie. I think it was 'Kick Ass' but I was pretty muzzy by then. And now I know WHY I was screwed up- I've apparently gotten a cold or something, and I set to kicking my butt with a vengeance. I took ibuprofin and sudafed, and slept like the dead through fever-sweats. I THINK the fever broke, but I hope like hell I can get over this before Sunday. I REALLY wanna game! Thus, It F*CKING FIGURES that I'd get sick on a long weekend!
Feh. And that's it. Right now I'm up, feeling better and drinking tea. My throat feels like its been sanded and there's drainage, but other than that I seem okay... But we'll see. Thus today will be me trying to make sure its GONE.