Indiana Joanna (khakipants) wrote,
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What do they eat when they can't get Hobbit?

I walked over to Barnes & Noble with my mom this evening . . . and I didn't buy anything. I'm amazed. (I inadvertantly typed "I'm amazing" at first. It's true, of course, but not what I meant.) I was tempted any number of times, naturally, but managed to overcome temptation and keep my wallet in my purse. I emerged victorious . . . but without any new books. There's always a down side to self-control.

What does it mean when the books that most tempted me were alternate printings of books that I already own?

Oh, yeah. It means I'm a geek. ("And loving it.")

This weekend, the parents are going to Las Vegas. Guess who's taking them to BWI before 5:00am on Saturday. I'll give you a hint: Her name starts with "J" and ends with "oanna". Ok, I'll tell you . . . it's me! Surprise! It'll be just like old times, driving to the airport in the wee hours of the morning. Only instead of a bright blue uniform, I will probably still be wearing my pajamas. And I'll have my parents in the car. And I won't actually be going inside the airport. Or flying anywhere, let alone Cancun. But otherwise, it will be exactly the same.

(segue)

After my dad watched the extended edition of The Fellowship of the Ring (which he did two days before I had a chance to do so), he asked me how the Ring came into Bilbo's possesion. And rather than saying something simple like "Bilbo found the ring in Gollum's cave in The Hobbit", I started out with "Well, initially, Bilbo was a well-respected Hobbit, living a quiet life in the Shire. Until Gandalf came along and sent him on a journey with a bunch of Dwarfs . . . " and so on and so on. I think this says a little something about me.

They say that you learn something new every day.
I must have learned something today, but I honestly can't think of anything that would be worth sharing.
What about you? What did you learn today?
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