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World Market

Posted on 2008.03.09 at 00:01
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Mank - Isbjorn
The closest World Market to us is about a half hour away. Not bad. Unless it happens to be a Saturday. My wife has not ridden with me on the Turnpike before. I drive between 90-100. galinda822, photogoot and schpydurx are intimately aware of this, but not my spouse. She thought I might have been driving "too fast."

Our outing included lunch out and a visit to both the Half-Price Bookstore and Borders. Here then, is my loot:

*Links go to the product themselves on their own website, not some Amazon page. If I wanted to look up the product on Amazon, I would do so myself. In cases where the item's "official" page is not be found, I reserve the right, at that point, to link to Amazon. This does not, however, give you the right, to shirk your duties and lazily put up an Amazon link everytime you wish to link something. Oh, its your site, and you can do what you want to with it - please understand, however, people such as myself will hate you for it, and think you slothful. Of course I also may not. I may just link to a picture I think is pretty. If you wish to purchase any links, please feel free to search for them yourself in your online supplier of choice. Thank you.

  • Putumayo: Isreal

  • Michael Murry (on TELARC): An Organ Blaster Sampler

  • Michael Murry (on TELARC): Vierne, Symphony Nos 1 & 3

  • Enigma: Love Sensuality Devotion

  • Sarah McLachlan: Rarities, B-Sides, & Other Stuff

  • And finally, the highly recommended graphic novel Watchman. (which I refuse to read until I finish Stardust.) Additionally, lehah posted some pics of the upcoming movie on his site.


  • A shedload of things (for my British readers) amused me today, especially after downing an 'organic' Energy Drink whist in World Market (and I did check for Mana Potion Energy Drinks while I was there) which soon led to me becoming unbearable. Things which made me giggle:

    • The waitress apologizing for my wife's salad taking half an hour because "the computers were down." (we were the only patrons in the restaraunt at the time.

    • Saying, "Not just another coffee house" aloud every time I saw it in print (and it was plastered everywhere).

    • Seeing a sticker on a CD by Lesiëm (More specifically, the album Auracle) which read, "Sarah Brightman meets Enigma." Yes, that happened in 1993 and was called, Dive! What a riot! I wanted to slap someone.



    I'd also like to thank time3 for posting a video of the music of Mank which caught the ear of my wife and I now have all ten of his albums. A good day indeed.

    And did I mention I scored up a 5-liter keg of Spaten lager while I was there? I even have Spaten lager glasses as the house. How cool is that?

    Then we watched Lust, Caution.

    I enjoyed it much more than my wife did. It seemed to me an introspection on motivation. And at over two and a half hours, this was no sophomoric self-examination. The acting was superb. Lee-Hom Wang is the Chinese Clive Owen. Bravo to the entire cast. Excellent cinematography. The score was in the same vein as Tan Dun. Very little there - just enough to move the movie along. The NC-17 was four minutes longer than the "R" rated version because of the sex depiction which did not appear to be such.



    Comments:


    catttitude
    catttitude at 2008-03-09 05:57 (UTC) (Link)
    Yes, you drive to fast. I wonder who will take care of our children when you kill us by ramming into the back of an SUV.
    Yes, you were a total 3 year old at the restaurant. Nest time I will bring our son and leave you at Grammy's.
    About the movie, to me it seemed like the girl was being raped every time she had to have sex and then she dies. It sucked. Im just not into assault and battery on women.
    I want a do over, my weekend is not going very well.
    Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
    melancthe at 2008-03-09 06:11 (UTC) (Link)
    I want a do over, my weekend is not going very well.

    I recommend more wine.
    galinda822 at 2008-03-09 09:11 (UTC) (Link)
    I recommend Tequila for Sis!
    ehowton
    ehowton at 2008-03-09 16:25 (UTC) (Link)
    Two words: NO KIDS! Surely something good came of that?
    Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
    melancthe at 2008-03-09 06:08 (UTC) (Link)
    ... however, people such as myself will hate you for it, and think you slothful.

    I post Amazon links because I usually prefer them to the item's own website (except in rare cases); I like to see the price and availability of something, and it saves me having to go look it up on Amazon myself. Also, there's inevitably entertainment in the wanky reviews. I mention this so that, the next time I post an Amazon link, you won't chastise me for being a lazy wench!¹ *shifty eyes*

    Oh! I had a Monster energy drink the other day! It was pleasant-tasting, but the good part was that it made me terribly hyper, which was an awfully amusing side effect. :)

    ¹ Disclaimer: This is not to imply that I'm not a lazy wench in general, though. Ahem.
    Tomas Gallucci
    schpydurx at 2008-03-09 07:31 (UTC) (Link)
    Oh! I had a Monster energy drink the other day! It was pleasant-tasting, but the good part was that it made me terribly hyper, which was an awfully amusing side effect. :)
    Oh to have been a fly on the wall!
    Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
    melancthe at 2008-03-09 08:44 (UTC) (Link)
    Or, in your case, the fungus on the tiles.
    ehowton
    ehowton at 2008-03-09 21:49 (UTC) (Link)
    Oh! I had a Monster energy drink the other day! It was pleasant-tasting, but the good part was that it made me terribly hyper, which was an awfully amusing side effect. :)
    This is AMAZING news! I'm so very happy for you. The trinity has closed itself full circle. From this point forward you have the knowledge, the armament, and the fortitude to gird up your loins and fortify yourself by wielding Monster though ingestion to battle angst, and win! Hooray!
    ehowton
    ehowton at 2008-03-09 21:59 (UTC) (Link)
    I love reader's reviews on Amazon and always read more than is necessary before purchasing a product, even if I don't buy it from Amazon ;)
    time3 at 2008-03-09 14:19 (UTC) (Link)
    Glad the two of you enjoyed the music.
    ehowton
    ehowton at 2008-03-09 16:26 (UTC) (Link)
    I'm going to fit as many as a I can onto an mp3 CD for the car and dump the rest on my iPod. I should be good to go for a couple of days at least.

    The best part, is that I find that music non-interruptive. It goes very well with work. Thanks again!
    time3 at 2008-03-10 01:53 (UTC) (Link)
    The best part, is that I find that music non-interruptive.

    That's probably one of the best qualities of ambient music. It is non-disruptive and can even enhance what one is doing at the time. ie. star gazing and listening to Stars of the Lid.
    CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
    celtmanx at 2008-03-10 15:18 (UTC) (Link)
    I heard Rue Paul dropped out of the election.
    ehowton
    ehowton at 2008-03-10 15:36 (UTC) (Link)
    I can't find any confirmation of that, either on his site, or the news sites.
    irulan_amy at 2008-03-11 05:03 (UTC) (Link)
    I am thrilled to have World Markets here (even if they are called Cost Plus), but I would give a limb to have a Half-Price Books again. I'm thinking next time I visit home I'll either take a suitcase for the books and CDs I'm buying there or maybe I'll ship them...
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