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10 May 2003 @ 01:56 pm
my rampant, erect, virile consumerism  
Fed by my sudden resurgence of 70s nostalgia, and impatient for my officially late Ultimate 70s Collection (damn you, Time-Life), I went wild at the used CD store and bought CDs for The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, and the Eagles, and--jumping ahead a decade--Stevie Ray Vaughan. I also came really close to buying the ELO Classics CD, and as I was leaving noticed they were now selling used DVDs. Made a mental note to return at another time.

Went to the video store instead and rented Frailty, a real downer of a movie, but a great one nonetheless, and the idea of listening to the commentaries made me take it down off the shelf, despite Matthew McConaughey's evil glare.

Am listening to peppy Beatles songs as I write this. Buying the music of my youth right now strikes me as essentially buying bright orange flotation devices.

Oh, and I recently discovered--this will be of true interest to three of you at most--that a Half-Price Books is opening soon right down the road from me. I mean, right down the road, across from the front door of my building, a distance of no more than thirty or forty yards. I'm gleamy-eyed with anticipation already.

Have done the IHOP ritual, am ignoring my laundry, am avoiding writing--it must be the weekend.

Vanilla  ... Spiked with Slivovitzjenna_thorn on May 10th, 2003 02:29 pm (UTC)
Half Price
May I be the first to formally welcome you to the Half Price Book fan club. The employee are by turns startleingly interesting, lovely people or complete whining idiots, the racks will be filled with utter dreck one day and everything you've ever wanted the next and, sigh, I'm utterly incapable of walking by. When I was poor, I did my Yule/Christmas shipping there. Now that I'm solidly middle class, I indulge my packrat tendencies.

Living in the land of Half Price (I greived when they closed the original flagship, mushroom seventies bathrooms and all. Yes, the new flagship is right across the street, yes, it's big and bright and lovely - I don't care. I loved that building.)

Cawti of the overflowing bookshelves (and cd rack).
Herself_nycherself_nyc on May 10th, 2003 04:26 pm (UTC)
I glad you shopped--all God's chillun deserve to shop. I blew untold bux today on personal adornments. Would buy CDs if there was anything I remotely wanted anymore. Music right now sucks. But that's another post.