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Computers, Comics, and Close Calls
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fayoreix2 says that I need to make lots of entries with tags this summer because my law school tag is disturbingly large compared to the others. I've noticed the same thing and I'm inclined to agree with her, so I'm going to focus on getting back into the habit of daily entries.

Two of my aunts came by today. They stayed a little while and I offered them tea (I'm very excited about this tea thing :-)), but one didn't like tea (How can you not like ANY tea?) and the other had already eaten. Plus, it started raining so they left. However, it turns out that my cousin's daughter loves "tea parties" so I told them they'd have to bring her down next time she visits her grandmother (my aunt) and we'd have one. I'm sure that would be so much fun.

After that, Mom and I headed over to Knoxville to get her computer (and for me to sell some books). Knoxville has this amazing used book, CD, DVD, game, whatever store called McKays. You drop off a load of books, they sort them, you browse, then you come back and they give you a choice of either a voucher for more books or cash. Today, I could have gotten $30 in cash, but I found a ton of stuff that I wanted, so I went for the $50 dollar voucher.

First, I found several comic trade paperbacks, including the first three volumes of Sandman, which I've been meaning to read. I also got the first Hellblazer book and a Fantastic Four book that looked good. After that, I found the first season of Tru Calling and the Super Mario Bros. show. At the checkout, they also had the complete series of Stargate SG-1. The only problem is that I only have ten days to return them if there's a problem. Besides visually inspecting them all for scratches, any suggestions on how to test the discs, short of watching them all?

After that, we got Mom a computer. We went with a Mac because I think it would be pretty user friendly for her, I want to use it to play around with some video editing and photo stuff, and they also have the one-on-one training for $99 a year for unlimited one hour sessions. Since she's a retired teacher, we also got an educator's discount.

I found out a weird thing when I went for chocolate. For some reason, Tennessee liquor law prohibits selling things like rum and champagne truffles. I have no idea why, but I was pretty disappointed. I love rum truffles.

After eating (McCallister's) that, we hit Borders, which is where the close call happened. I've mentioned earlier that Mom had a major stroke about four and a half years ago. She's more or less okay, but she was paralyzed completely on the left side of her body when it happened. She's still a bit unsteady on her feet and can't really use her left arm all that well. Anyway, she sneezed and that put her off balance, so she fell. I turned around to see it happen and her head hit the wall. She seems okay, though, but I'm keeping a really close eye on her. It was extremely scary after it happened.

While Mom was resting (I didn't want to drive home till I was sure everything was okay), I looked around and Borders was having a promotion where you got a $10 dollar gift card with a $50 dollar purchase. I grabbed a few things, including volumes 4 & 5 of Fables (I love that series) and the last book I needed to complete my summer reading list (Seize the Day by Saul Bellows).

So, that's more or less my day. I still have a tension headache from what happened earlier, but I'm going to get some rest and hope it eases off.

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"I found out a weird thing when I went for chocolate. For some reason, Tennessee liquor law prohibits selling things like rum and champagne truffles. I have no idea why, but I was pretty disappointed. I love rum truffles."

THAT TEXT MAKES SO MUCH MORE SENSE NOW. I was cooking, and I got that and just kinda went "o_O". :)

I'm glad she's okay now. And, I hope you will feel better, too. Rest will make everything better.:D

...so will pain killers.

But also rest! YOU NEED BOTH. Remember, 7 hours.

Now for me to go take said pain killers, for the blood bath will not cease and I need my own Z's.

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