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Barnes & Noble

I love Barnes & Noble. I could spend a small fortune there. Books are definitely a passion of mine. Reading a good book is just so magical. It sweeps you up in the story & takes you on a journey. It lets your imagination run wild. I love to get lost in a great story. The types of books I usually read are science-fiction, vampires, witches, & magic. Love stories too, but I’m not really into the cheesey romance novels.

Today, my mom, my sister, & I spent about 45 mins in B&N. Mom was looking at tattoo books & magazines. We both have a passion for brightly colored imaginative tattoos. Right now all we can do is look, but we both want to get a few more. My sister isn’t really big on reading, but she likes to go & look anyway. There were several books I wanted to buy. I’m really looking forward to the Twilight movie so I picked up the first book in the series by Stephanie Meyer. I also can’t wait for the True Blood TV series to start. So I bought Dead Until Dark the first book in the “Southern Vampire Novels”, which the TV show is based on. The books are also known as the “Sookie Stackhouse series.” At the checkout, the sales clerk asked me if I had a membership. I told her I was sure it had expired, but she offered to check to make sure. I was right, it had expired. Of course she talked me into renewing. She really didn’t have to convince me too much. I was thinking about renewing it anyway. I’ve been reading a lot more as of late & I prefer to buy my books rather then loan them from the library. I know that’s not the frugal way to go, but I like having them for keeps. Plus I’m the type of person to get busy & end up with a late charge. So all-in-all today was a very spendy day.

Twilight = $10.99

Dead Until Dark = $7.99

Calender (for Mom) = $7.99

Notebook (for Sister) = $9.95

Membership Renewal = $25.00

Subtotal = $61.92

Membership Rewards = -$3.70

Total = $58.22

See, I told you… small fortune. Oh for the love of books!

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Day Off #1

Today is the first day off I’ve had since the Fourth of July weekend. I’ve worked everything single day since then. Wow! I work a lot. Sometimes it seems never-ending. I know I work way too much. Eventually I’m going to burn out & probably lose my mind. That’s why I applied for 2 other jobs within my company. Both of them pay more than my current position. Both are in another city approximately 2 & 1/2 hours from home, which means I’d be moving. And that means I wouldn’t have to work at the convience store anymore. Yay! I’d rather work 5-day weeks only. 7 days a week is exhausting.

Anyway to start my day off, I got up & went to a cardio gym class with my mom. It was a great class. Wore me out, but I know I worked hard & burned lots of calories! Then we went to visit my sister at work. She’s in retail & hates it. Her company doesn’t really care about their employees. I told her she needs to find a new job. After our visit, mom & I headed back home. I’ve been home ever since. I wanted to go to Barnes & Noble, but I knew that if I went I’d end up buying several books. I love books. I really want to buy the Twilight books so when I watch the movie in December, I’ll know the storyline behind it. I saw the trailer again for Twilight. It looks so good. Another thing I’m looking forward to is the new series TruBlood that will be airing on HBO in September. I love vampire stories. Can you tell?

It’s just so very nice to have a little time to myself. For about 3 hours, I was home all alone. Just me & my dogs. It’s days like this that make me realize how much I’m glad I’m not dating anyone. I work too much & when I’m not working, I’d rather be alone to relax. I think I’m going to finish the book I’m currently reading, maybe go on a bike ride, & then watch the Notebook on TV tonight. A nice quiet night at home is just what I need. So far today I haven’t spent any money. Go me!

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