Today I had the brakes (front and rear) fixed on the Dadmobile. I look forward to these car repair days, because it’s like a mini-vacation. Ten full hours with no responsibilities, and nothing in particular to do.
The only down side is that I have to get showered and dressed and leave the house at like 7:30AM. How did I survive all those years? That’s HORRIBLE.
I have lived here for two years and never been to the mall. Having spent three hours there today, I can see why. The Cascade Mall features over 70 shops selling things that do not interest me. For example, it contains an exceptionally weak bookstore (Borders Express). It also has a locally-owned coffee shop, where I purchased the worst americano I have ever had. No lie, I had to throw it away after 3 sips.
I spent most of that time camped out in the food court, working on my latest pair of Wintersox. Unfortunately, I did not bring my camera, because I am a terrible blogger. I’ve finished the first sock, and started on the second. The old men sitting at the table next to me were visibly impressed by the whole “knitting socks on DPNs” thing.
Then I went and saw the noontime showing of Batman. Loved it! Loved. It. Also, very impressive the way Batman always manages to punch the bad guys right in the sub woofer. I kept thinking how much Hank would have liked it.
Finally, I worked my way down the road to the Michael’s craft store. Purchased the new issue of Interweave Knits. Later, discovered that due to a cutting error, every single page was still attached at the top. Spent a solid 15 minutes splitting the pages with a #3 needle. Seriously, their printing/subscription QA is the worst. Good stuff in there, though, which is why I keep buying it.
And finally, home! My feet were killing me. I was very careful to take ibuprofen this time, instead of multivitamins.
A question, my dear readers: if you have ever assembled a flat-pack bookshelf or cabinet, you will have attached a sheet of “stuff” to the back. This “stuff” is like very thick cardboard, made of pressed fibers.
What is this stuff called? And where could I buy some (without a veneer on one side), were I so inclined?