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I keep a bottle of honey in my desk. I hadn't used it in a while, but today I wanted honey in my tea, so I pulled it out. Alas, it had hardened and refused to help me. I put it in the microwave for 30 seconds. The honey softened, hurrah! And the plastic bear in which it is housed . . . well, it reacted similarly. It's still a bottle, still mostly bear-shaped. Mostly. But it's a pathetic bear now, with a droopy ear, a half-caved-in face, and a flattened arm. Poor bear.

Otherwise, it's a Monday at work. I'm getting myself through the day by reminding myself that I won't be here on Wednesday. Erica and I are each taking that day to have a massive weekday Christmas-shopping spree. I'm looking forward to that.

The weekend was mostly uneventful. Sharif and I did venture out far too early for a Sunday morning- the goal was to get to Target as it opened, in hopes of obtaining a Wii, which we had heard was being restocked that day. Of course, we knew that we weren't the only ones who had heard this, but thought we'd probably be okay. We arrived at the store about ten minutes prior to opening, and there were already maybe four specific groups there. (Meaning four potential purchasers, you know? A guy on his own, a woman with two kids, two couples.) Anyway, we thought we were doing well. Until the people already there told us that the store only had three systems and they'd already let three people inside. Sure enough, before the doors were even unlocked, a little "Wii is sold out" sign was put on the glass. Boo.

We stuck around until the doors opened anyway, and bought some shampoo and soap and swung by the Starbucks. Afterwards, we drove past a few other places that were restocking, and all had considerable lines. So we went out for breakfast.

It was a nice breakfast, and cost far less than the Wii would. But it involved no bowling or personalized avatar-creation, so I don't feel it was really an adequate exchange.
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