April 2nd, 2011

Steph Pensive

Sleep schedule wonky again

Last night, I wasn't even the slightest bit tired. My sleep schedule had been a bit off from what I wanted it to be anyway, so I decided to try "cycling around" again. Thus, I stayed up and on the computer until about 11 AM. Shut the computer off and went on my monthly grocery run to WinCo. By the time I got back, it was 3 PM. I finished putting things away about 3:15 and went straight to bed, I was so tired. Then I woke up at 20 minutes till 3 AM. This is going to be interesting.

What I hope to do is stay up until 9 or 10 PM and go to bed then, waking up at 7 or 8 AM.

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Elle reading

Went to Borders Books, spent a lot more than I cared to.

On a whim, since it was 9 AM at that point, I decided to go to Vancouver to go visit Borders Books. Left at 9:32, got there not long after 10. Was only going for one book, the latest Seanan McGuire book "Late Eclipses." But, maybe because it had been so long since I'd been to a Border's, I ended up with three books, a mug, and two magazines. Along with the book I'd gone for, I got a thick $14.95 book called "The Mammoth Encyclopedia of the Unsolved." That one at least made some sense for me to buy, that kind of stuff fascinates me but I didn't have any books in Oregon about it. Also, novels are like big meals, reading-wise, and I haven't been in the mood for that lately. I needed something that was a box of small snacks, reading-wise.

The other book was a complete whim, a YA novel about a girl with Asperger's trying to cope with some tragedy. The book is titled "Mockingbird."

Anyway... should have only spent $10 at most. Ended up spending $50-some. Only a couple days after I decided to cut down on my spending. Bleh. >:-(

I blame the fact I haven't been to Border's in a long time, since the one downtown went out of business. The one in Vancouver is the only other one I know how to find, and that was only because I spotted it on the way to somewhere else. That, and I didn't agonize over things the way I usually do. If I had, I would not have gotten the mug or "Mockingbird" or one of the magazines. Which would have saved me $22.50.

One downside to going to the Border's in Vancouver is the 8.2% sales tax that Washington has; Oregon has no sales tax. Paid over $4 in tax, that trip.

Still, it was good to visit Vancouver for a reason other than a meetup. And it was the first of my trips to Vancouver that had me going back to Portland by bus. The other two visits, I went to the meetup by bus, came back in Sorcha's car.

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