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caffeine and monday

Last night was fun. A friend's wife is going to be selling Mary Kay makeup/skin stuff while she goes back to school to bring in some money, and about two weeks ago she had a MK party at her house that I went to. I liked the makeup that I got to try, and my mom said it's good stuff, so I hosted one so I could pick up some stuff. It was a lot of fun - four female engineers, who don't want to spend lots of time doing makeup, yet want to be able to do it occasionally. And all of us are petite and blonde, which was further amusing. :) So I wound up with a nice set of makeup that I got taught how to use, and a little sampler of hand care stuff for hosting. Plus a fun evening yakking about work and generally having female bonding stuff. Of course, ezzie00 hid in the basement playing Tribes and Myst:Exile the whole time.
Obsidian (my boycat) is still amazingly skittish around people in the house. He won't come upstairs if anyone new is in the house, and nearly scratched me badly when I tried to bring him upstairs. He just hides inside the chair in the basement, unless either Ezzie or I am down there with him. Onyx (the girlcat) is just fine with people, and had fun watching us do stuff and tried to sniff the makeup before settling down in front of the fire. I wish there was something I could do for Obsidian - hopefully he'll grow out of it. :(
Did my monthly trip to Barnes and Noble yesterday. Picked up Defenders of the Wild which is the AD&D 3rd Ed supplement for rangers/barbarians/druids, a book on at-home pet grooming, Serpent's Shadow by Mercedes Lackey, a novel about the first year of Starfleet, and Starship Troopers by Heinlen. All this just goes on the pile to be read - I'm still only partway through the third Dune book, and I have the fourth and fifth to read as well. However, I can only really read Dune well if I have at least an hour to devote to it, as I have to remember all the political stuff that's in it and that just doesn't work for a quick read during lunchtime. Well, if all else fails I've got the cross country flights for the wedding. :)
Hopefully work won't be so crazy this week. Today I'm prepping a column for someone that I'm helping out (and I won't ruin it this time!), and probably learning about the new TFF system that we are having installed today. Whee!


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Mar. 11th, 2002 09:12 am (UTC)
My political comment for the day:

There is a good, privately owned, very nice bookstore called Third Place Books, that is up north on Lake City Way. It can't be very far from you.

It is much better than the B&N that is up by Lynwood, which is where i would suspect you'd go from Bothel. Since i'm sort of a 'support privately owned industry' person anyway....

Mar. 11th, 2002 09:20 am (UTC)
have you read Sword-Sworn yet? I saw it in Borders yesterday, but kept myself from getting it....
Mar. 11th, 2002 11:39 am (UTC)
Yup, I've been to Third Place Books several times, but they don't have very much AD&D stuff, which was my whole excuse this time. :) The cafe there is very good, with yummy cake and stuff, and it's nice to have a closer source of used books than the Half Price Books up in Everett, which I haven't actually visited yet.

Yup, I bought Sword Sworn the day before it came out, read it, liked it. :) You must've missed the two or three posts that I made discussing it. :p It's a good end to the series, for sure. Now if only the publishers would get off their collective asses and publish The Captal's Tower my collection of long-awaited conclusions might be finished.
Mar. 11th, 2002 01:02 pm (UTC)
ahh... it wouldn't have occurred to me to look in an actual book store for role playing stuff. I think we're currently frequenting a game store in Ballard for that type of stuff.

and, yeah, the bakery is a very good reason to go out of one's way for Third Place Books. I had a yummy sandwich there on Saturday.
Mar. 11th, 2002 03:16 pm (UTC)
Well, some friends had been to Wizards of the Coast that morning, and they didn't have the new book in yet. Thus I figured I'd go to B&N on the off chance they had it, and if not I'd just browse. So I wound up winning on both counts. :)

I want to take ezzie00 by Third Place at some point since they have the large floor chessboard setup. He'd like that.
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