January 12th, 2008

eurydice james: pepperlandgirl4

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Up at 5:30 again. I think Pepper is getting tired of me falling asleep on her by 9:30/10pm. But we got 6k written yesterday on our new book, and I got 1k written on my new solo title, so it's not like the day was a wash, right?

We're going shopping this morning. With the exchange rate as awful as it is right now, there was no way I was going to pay so much for many of the sale items in the UK. I did get one short excursion to Lakeside when I was over there, but the one store where I was tempted had queues that lasted for 45 minutes (no kidding, that's how long Craig queued while I was looking around). Between the idea of paying $110 for a skirt I loved but would never wear and having to wait that long to pay them for it, I was out of there.

I don't expect to really find huge deals. Frankly, there is nothing like appreciating the value of something when you have to pay twice/more in a different country, lol. Alicia doesn't want to go, but we've already told her it's a family morning out. She pulled her little martyr act (she's been pulling it more and more the past couple months, I thought Craig was going to disown her in the UK, lol) but oh well.

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eurydice james: pepperlandgirl4

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Back from shopping and though we only hit two major stores, I'm very happy with my haul. Picked up:

- Once, on DVD. I saw this on the flight out to the UK and fell in love. Now I have to get the soundtrack because it was just that amazing.
- 3:10 to Yuma, widescreen on DVD. I watched this on the flight back from the UK. I missed it in the theater, and ohmigod. Crowe. Bale. Emotional drama. Gunfights. Homoerotic subtext that isn't that sub. Loved this.
- The Prestige, on DVD. It was on sale for $10, and considering Pepper saw this 3 times in the theater and loved it, and I love Bale, I broke my own rule and bought a movie I haven't seen yet.
- 2 striped turtleneck sweaters for $11
- 2 of the softest v-neck tops for $9
- The cutest ribboned ballet flats
- The soundtrack for "Enchanted." This is as much for Alicia as it is for me. I took her to see this when we were in the UK and was utterly charmed by it.

I picked up assorted things I wanted for around the house, too. What I didn't get, Craig talked me out of. See, I really, really want to get Rock Band and Guitar Hero III, but Craig thinks I should play them first. One of his buddies from work just got Rock Band, so he's going to borrow it for me so I can test it. Anybody playing these? What are your opinions?