Surprisingly, the used sporting good's store had used girly cleats that fit, already broken in, for $7.99, awesome! Off to Target for a bike helmet for our youngest, a DVD for her, shorts and a shirt for our oldest, and a shirt for my wife. I thought about picking up a Pirates at Ocean's Edge box for $2.99, but I don't play that anymore, and I'd rather save my money for a new battery for my bike.
Then, Friendly's for dinner, it's always an ordeal when we take the kids, since by the time they finish their complimentary desserts, it's over an hour. We got home late, everyone went to bed late, I stayed up a bit to do the dishes and drink one beer.
Saturday was the gaming meet, amazingly, I got in a game! I lost in an ASL SK 2 scenario, but it was fun just to push some cardboard.
Sunday we got time alone, the girls went to my parents. We did have to get there by 5 for eight year old to put on a magic show, but before that we went to a few thrifts, I got some books, including a cheap cookbook. Coincidentally, our neighbor gave us some leeks. Tonight's dinner is home made Italian bread, and tomato-garbanzo soup, with leeks.
In book news, I finished Total War, a library discard published in 1972 (and first written in 1966). It's outdated (no mention of Enigma). It does talk more about politics than fighting, there are probably more prewar treaties mentioned than battles. I suppose it was worth thew few dimes it cost me.
In other book news, at a Goodwill on Sunday I on found My tank is Fight, a SomethingAwful book about wacky weapons of WWII, predominately German (the two exceptions are Christie's flying tank, and Pyke's iceberg aircraft carrier. It's good bathroom reading material, each wonder weapon is a few pages long, including an alternative history and deployment, written in a breezy style, and on uncoated paper. It doesn't really add to what I have, PG: Secret Weapons is better if you want to play with the Maus, X-7, or Nazi Helicopters, Hogg's "German Secret Weapons" is far more indepth, with lots more secret weapons, and Cooke's "Hunt for Zero Point Energy" is better on the crazy things the Nazis could have done. Oddly, it included the Nazi IR scopes, which I though were deployed, and missed out on the Enzian, Wasserfall, Elektroboot and Schauberger's stuff. Best for the bathroom.
But wait, there's more. It had been too long since I've visited Discworld, so I picked up Small Gods, Pratchett's take on organized religion. There was only two characters from the rest of the Discworld saga, DEATH and Dibblah. It was okay, not as good as a Watch novel.
In final book news, I finished Masur's Runaway Dream: Born to Run and Bruce Springsteen's American Vision, the story of the making of Springsteen's Born to Run album. It was okay, it made me want to find Born To Run, but I couldn't find my cassettes, or my CD. I did have a few Springsteen boots from 1978, from my previous listening they weren't that much different from the album, so I got to hear Thunder Road
In other media news I found Bruno at our local IP depository. It was funny, but Borat was funnier.
In final media news, we watched Joe last night, Susan Sarandon's first role. She's the hippy daughter of an executive who ends up in Bellevue due ot her boyfriend slipping her something. The exec kills her boyfriend, she runs off to Greenwhich Village to hang out with other hippies, and the exec and an Archie Bunker like steelworker (joe) he befriends try to find her. It was bleak, there was some nudity, and mentioning in the same breath as Easy Rider is a stretch.
Thursday was busy, we spent a few hours at the orthodontists, it's like a MILF paradise, and good for ephebophilias, too.
It seemed much bigger as a child
the Buffalo Science Museum. We went there Friday, since the girls were off all week. There were only a handful of things I remembered, but then, it's been three decades or so. We picked up our niece before noon (it's been a rough week, she was off, her mom who teaches in Buffalo wasn't, daycare dilemna) and went to the museum.
The Egyptian exhibit was good, as was the dinosaur exhibit. I think I prefer the Rochester museum, which also incorporate more local history.
After that, we met my sil at Panos, walked around Elmwood a little, drove back up the Boulevard to the lockdown unit, had some ice cream, and got home late.
I've just had my first garage sale disappointment of the year, we went to a few Saturday morning, I saw a small Sony TFT LCD monitor for $15, but I only had $8. By the time I got home and back, it was sold.
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