Monday, September 21, 2009

What Happens At Borders........

All last week I had been so excited for the weekend. Weekends for stay at home mothers are no different then any other day there is just more people at home to annoy you.

Anyway, I decided I was going to go to Borders and get myself a nice cup of coffee and read a book.

Yes, I said READ a book not buy one and bring it home to read.
Have you heard of something called the recession and have you not read my endless, boring posts about my HORRIBLE financial state? All the cool kids in NYC do it, so can I.

I have been dying to read Kathy Griffin's book so I went Saturday morning and scoped out the place to find the best possible seat and plopped myself down for a good read.
Three quarters of the way through I decided it was coffee time and I headed for the cafe. I sat down with my vanilla latte and very interesting book just as two college aged boys came in, one who was carrying an overflowing backpack.

Next came one of the most interesting, unexplained things I have ever seen:
The overflowing backpack guy took out a GALLON of 2% milk and a rather large family size box of Fruit Loops placed them on the table and got to talking with his friends.

The unanswered questions were racing around in my head: Did they bring a bowl? Why bring cereal to a book store? Why were they not eating the cereal? Were they trying to lure small children to their table? Did he just wink at me?

I wanted to stay as long as they did so I can see where these cats were going with the Fruit Loops but I had to leave at some point.

I will be back next weekend for some fiction, a latte and hopefully a big bowl a cereal.
I'll bring the bowls.

Last week I made cornices and curtains. When I say I, I mean my in-laws did 90% of the work while I baby wrangled. Go check out how we did it and what the finished product looks like.


  1. Who knew you could pack your own breakfast for a trip to Borders? I may have to give that one a try.

    How was the book. Did she write "Something Borrowed" and the follow ups? I liked those.

  2. I have to say that my brother used to do something like that. He said he'd eat the cereal and then wash it down with the milk. He didn't have to have a bowl.

    I love going to Borders. I love sitting down and reading a book. Its a very economical thing to do. In fact, I did it last week.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today.


  3. Anonymous7:32 PM

    I love Borders! And sitting amid adults reading books written by and for adults about adult things, sans children, would be the best treat right now...minus the weird kids with the cereal.

  4. Some people are strange!


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