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Old May 28 2011, 08:09 AM   #931
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I hadn't bought a new watch in a very long time. Don't really need another one (have a handful of nice ones)... but I'd been wanting to get a watch that I could wear in the water and not have to worry about. Then somehow I was reminded of the Casio G-Shock. And so I went looking around on-line...

What the HELL? Casio went nuts since the last time I bought a G-Shock (in the late 80's)... there appear to be many dozens of G-Shock models to choose from, in different colors too, and many more different ones in the past (since discontinued). It's a world that I didn't know existed. They even have a line for women called the Baby-G.

Anyway, I found a used one for a terrific price off "that auction site", a Gulfman GW-9100. It's a super looking watch, light weight, and highly functional. Solar recharged. Atomic synchronization. Pretty cool what they can do with watches these days.
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Old May 28 2011, 05:21 PM   #932
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For myself, a needlepoint kit to occupy a bit of my time. An elaborate initial, white on a black background, which I will eventually have framed as a gift for the nurse friend who has been taking care of me at least part of almost every day (and who refuses to be paid, except for overnights).

For my FFH (friend and former husband), a desperately-needed new Toshiba laptop. He's my other caregiver. I've been staying at his house for a month now; will be here until I can take care of myself at home.
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Old May 28 2011, 08:51 PM   #933
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Splashed out on my first ever DSLR and went for the Canon 550D with a 18-135mm lens in the box. Got a great deal on it, as they've released the 600D this March. Stretched my legs with it earlier this evening, and it looks just fine, factoring for my rather basic skills.

For Goliath and Holdfast... happened to stroll by this place as I made my way to Covent Garden:



I've been passing it for years, and it's surprisingly well populated!
Hey, any shop that advertises "life preservers, swagger canes and swordsticks" in its signage deserves to be well-populated! And seriously, the staff there are really helpful.

One day, I will have to see if they sell Penang Lawyers, just for the hell of it.
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Old May 28 2011, 09:05 PM   #934
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Hey, any shop that advertises "life preservers, swagger canes and swordsticks" in its signage deserves to be well-populated! And seriously, the staff there are really helpful.
*Puts shop on list of places to visit*

One day, I will have to see if they sell Penang Lawyers, just for the hell of it.
I don't have a Penang Lawyer, but I do have a rungu--an East-African knobkerrie.

I keep it in my office, for dealing with particularly thick-headed students.

"Study, study, study--or bonk, bonk, bad kids!"
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Old May 28 2011, 10:37 PM   #935
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Dana's Valley by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan
The Solitary Envoy by T. Davis Bunn and Isabella Bunn
Dragonseye by Anne McCaffrey
Dragonsblood by Todd McCaffrey
A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
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Old May 29 2011, 05:29 AM   #936
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Bought my mother in a law a linen blouse and purple T shirt from Coldwater Creek. It came to 74 bucks. Poor Hubby nearly had a stroke.

But hey, it was his idea to take her shopping.
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Old May 31 2011, 01:00 AM   #937
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The old ones kinda fell apart while I was wearing them so I got myself a pair of seasonal footwear.

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Old May 31 2011, 03:14 AM   #938
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Twenty Star Trek books at a library's bookstore. All for only $6.50.
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Old May 31 2011, 09:31 AM   #939
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I have just ordered two books

The Good Muslim by Tahmina Anam. I have just finished reading her first novel about a family living in Bangladesh in 1971. This book is about the same family but a few years later and the son has become religious.

Quarry by Johan Theorin. Swedish crime mystery. It is a pre-order so I will have to wait a few weeks for it. I love Scandinavian crime fiction and my three favourite authors - Arnaldur Indridason, Johan Theorin and Karin Fossum - all have books coming out in the next few weeks.
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Old May 31 2011, 09:35 PM   #940
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Bought a lot of goodies while I was in New Orleans- a cookbook, strings of novelty Mardi Gras beads, and t-shirts. This is my favorite:



Beads!

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Old June 1 2011, 05:33 AM   #941
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Two collections of The Red Green Show episodes:

The Delinquent Years (Seasons 7-9)
The Mid-Life Crisis Years (Seasons 10-12)
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Old June 1 2011, 07:10 AM   #942
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Today I received my copy of Clara's Kitchen: Wisdom, Memories and Recipes from the Great Depression by Clara Cannucciari.

Some of you probbaly know Clara from her Great Depression Cooking videos on You Tube.



I bought the book mainly to read more her life rather than for the recipes.
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Old June 1 2011, 07:54 AM   #943
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A new pair of New Balance 609s. Size 10.5 4E
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Old June 1 2011, 07:24 PM   #944
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Fried Chicken & Indian Food and a guitar lead.
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Old June 2 2011, 07:21 PM   #945
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Blu-Rays:

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When It Was A Game: The Complete Collection
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