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Okay, you know what? When the book I've been scouring the internets for (and found one copy for $100 that apparently sold between when I'd bookmarked it and now) suddenly turns up on Amazon used in very good condition for $14? I AM BUYING THAT SUCKER.

It's even a first edition. I AM EXCITE.

Today is a good day to die buy books. :DDDD

And yesterday was a good day to buy other stuff, I suppose - Mom and I went into Tucson because she wanted to go to a few stores, and we passed an art festival that looked interesting so we stopped. I got some really cool necklaces made out of quarters and a present for one of my friends (whom shall remain nameless here to preserve secrecy... or something XD). Then we watched The Final Countdown, which was interesting but kind of a letdown in a The Andromeda Strain-y sort of way, and a National Geographic special on The Vatican, which was quite interesting. Then on my way home... I either almost hit or just clipped a cat who ran out onto the road RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME while I was going too fast to stop or really swerve. ;; I heard some kind of noise, but when I turned around and went back to check, there was nothing... I'm really, really hoping I only clipped it, but there was nothing else I could do to check - it was pitch black and you don't just get out of your car in the middle of the night here to go hunting around in the desert. Urgh. It had been a good day until that point, at least.

In happier news, my new camera? Is pretty cool. This little guy was sitting at least 15-20 feet away from me on the other side of a window. Isn't he cute? I know the landscaping isn't done yet (ugh, they are almost done putting in all the rock... and then I hear my aunt wants different rock so now they're going to have to cart all the new stuff away and bring new new stuff -_-) but there were all these little hummingbirds coming by every day as if to say, "Where's our food?" so I put the feeder back up for now. I guess it'll come down again sometime this week but at least they had food over the weekend!

I also got the Christmas decorations out to see what there was, and now I have a Christmas tree! It was one of those pop-up ones that was already decorated, so majorly easy! And bigger than my other tree, this one's 6 feet, I think. Now let's just hope the cats don't decide to climb it... I want to put lights up outside but with all the landscaping still going on... I guess I'd better wait.

EDIT: Okay, today is really doing well for itself. I finally won an eBay auction for a silver certificate dollar bill circulated in Hawaii during WWII! For a reasonable price! I have been trying to get my hands on one for months~ 8D


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Nov. 28th, 2011 01:20 am (UTC)
Awwww bb hummingbird! \o/
Nov. 28th, 2011 01:48 am (UTC)
He is so cute!
Nov. 28th, 2011 08:30 am (UTC)
Oh cool, what kind of camera is it? 'Tis a very nice shot :)

Also, great luck on the book, whatever it is :D Yay!
Nov. 28th, 2011 07:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It's a Nikon Coolpix S6200~ I'm still learning my way around it a bit, but it has some nice features!

It's a book by Robert Leckie that has been out of print numerous times, it seems. The last printing was in 2001 or something like that and there still are no new copies to be found! BUT the one I found was an original printing from 1960!
Nov. 28th, 2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
Whoa, 1960?? Dang, nice catch :0

I ask about the camera mostly because I may eventually be in the market for a new one. After realizing that the camera on my new phone has twice the MP rating as my ancient little camera (and seeing what everyone else seems to be able to do with their cameras), I feel a little inadequate with this one :/ In case I go on any other cool trips, y'know?
Nov. 29th, 2011 05:32 am (UTC)
Yes! Actually, one of my prized possessions is his autobiography, which was only printed in one run in 1958. I paid $50 for that, but it was SO WORTH IT. I could not stop smiling the whole time I read it~

Well, the Coolpix is definitely nice, though I also like my old camera, which is a Sony CyberShot - in fact, I'm not getting rid of it just because I have the new one. Cameras definitely change quickly, but I've had that CyberShot for years (at least seven) and I still don't feel like it's out of date. It's a 10.1 Megapixel camera, so it might not be quite as sharp as some of the newer stuff (the Coolpix is something like 16?) but it's still great~
Nov. 29th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
Wow, you are serious about your books :o But hey, if they make you happy, they're worth every penny :)

...my old camera is a 4MP, LOL. ^^;; It's actually in very good shape--it should be less than 10 years old :/ Oh well.
Nov. 30th, 2011 07:02 am (UTC)
Only books by authors that I really love that are out of print. XDD <3 But yes, I am definitely happy I found that one, it is amazing~

Well, electronics do evolve stupidly fast (or should that be stupidly quickly... I think that sounds weirder but is probably correct? XDD). Maybe you could sell it and put the money toward a new one?
Dec. 2nd, 2011 12:00 am (UTC)
Dec. 2nd, 2011 04:44 am (UTC)
XD Yes, that looks about right.
Nov. 28th, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC)
One nice thing about the live christmas trees that we get is that the foliage underneath is too thick for the cats to get up in. It doesn't stop them from tipping over the tree, but it keeps them out of it.
Nov. 29th, 2011 05:34 am (UTC)
You know, I've never had a live Christmas tree! D: Though somehow I don't think I'd doubt my cats' ability (or at least desire) to get up in that, either. XD But it's something to consider, if it keeps your cats off of it... Mine haven't bothered this one too much, so I'm hopeful it'll stay that way!
Nov. 29th, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
Yay for hard-earned book acquisitions! I've been looking for certain books for years and whenever one of them pops up somewhere I'm like, "MUST HAVE NOW."

Yay also for Christmas trees and decorations! I'm sure the landscapers working on your house will enjoy the lights. XD
Nov. 29th, 2011 05:35 am (UTC)
YES! Oh man, it's like hunting and hunting and then finally finding something and it's so exciting! ESPECIALLY because the difference between $100 and $14 is so large. XD

Hee, that's true. One of these days I'll get those outside lights up!
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