Today I got an email about my local feminist bookstore losing their lease and maybe closing, so Boyfriend and I threw on some clothes, went out for breakfast - omelette sandwiches, cinnamon strudel, juice and coffee ... mmm - and then spent some time in there. I bought Friend From Work #2 a birthday present. She saw my You Say I'm a Bitch Like It's a Bad Thing collection the other day, the one that Sister gave me that sits on my desk at work, and she told me that she loves those. So I got her a 2008 planner that contains tons of them.
I also bought a thank-you card for the friends who had us over for dinner last night, and a book for the next book club meeting. I am a beg, borrow or steal kind of woman when it comes to books. There are libraries and cheap Internet sites galore, so I never buy from bookstores, because why pay full price? But I don't want them to close, that would majorly suck.
So if you need to buy some Christmas presents, or birthday presents, or just something nice for yourself, please buy it from BookWoman. Do it for the Soj.
Last night was fun. CL Friend and her husband had us over for dinner, as I mentioned. CLFH cooked chicken breasts stuffed with ricotta and prosciutto and seasoned in the Italian way, and CLF made an arugula salad with sliced apples, walnuts and a raspberry vinaigrette. Boyfriend and I brought wine, no pudge brownies that I baked and vanilla ice cream. Before dinner, we all sat around in the living room eating Brie and Havarti cheeses with crackers and sipping wine, trying not to let their brand new Dachsund get the food. After dinner, we played Scattergories. A good time was had by all.