Black Friday, Lady Gaga, Moby Dick

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We hosted a full house for Thanksgiving dinner yesterday, including my parents, and brother Pete and his two kids, Lynda and Daniel, visiting from Southern California. The food and company were wonderful.  Pete and kids stayed over and we all got up early for Black Friday shopping, to make our contribution to the economy. At 9 am this morning, the Oakridge Mall in San Jose was filling up but the Apple Store was packed because of their 1-day sale.  John and Pete and I bought:

  • 1 Apple iPad, for Pete
  • 1 Apple wireless hub and some USB cables, for John and me
  • 6 books: Alanna, In the Hand of the Goddess and Beka Cooper – Terrier by Tamora Pierce, and Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen by Garth Nix, for Lynda
  • 1 Giants t-shirt, for my Giving Tree boy
  • 2 Giants magnets, one small for Lynda’s school locker and one large, for Pete’s car
  • 3 posters: “Star Wars” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” for Daniel, and “Lady Gaga” for a friend who is a fan
  • 1 Moby Dick book cover art tshirt, for me (I first saw it in the Signals catalog but it is made by a delightful company called Out of Print which “celebrates the world’s great stories through fashion”)
  • 1 squishy rubber alien toy, for Daniel
  • 1 package of colored wrist rubber bands, for Lynda

Then, we went home and ate leftovers.


Images Copyright 2010 by Katy Dickinson

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One response to “Black Friday, Lady Gaga, Moby Dick

  1. I find Tamora Pierce books widely variable. The Beka Cooper books are pretty good, the Trickster books are awful, and the Circle of Magic series good enough that I’ve read them twice.

    The Garth Nix books are good stepping-stones to deeper books.

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