I had more adventures in Half Price Books today…

The day started out pretty uneventful. I went to class, couldn’t find the department head to get a signature, went back home, and had some lunch. After lunch I decided to start reading The South Beach Diet.

I couldn’t seem to get past the first page. Despite the fact that I am an avid reader I haven’t read in a while because of lack of free time. I was sitting there panicking; worrying that I’d lost my ability and/or drive to read at all. I then remembered that the copy I had bought yesterday was a Mass Market Paperback.

I hate those things. I never read those. I never buy those. I had only bought it because it was so much less expensive… and by much less expensive I mean that it was $3 cheaper. I decided to go back and exchange it for a better copy.

…and had a sigh of relief for my reading abilities.

Before I left I decided that I was hungry for a little snack. I’ve been strangely just craving healthier foods lately. While searching through my cupboards I couldn’t find anything that fit the bill. I was standing there trying to decide what to do when my internal voice said, “Hey! If you are going to do a new experiment with healthy eating and weight loss don’t muddle up your data and results, you are going to take measurements and weigh yourself and track everything in charts and graphs because of your love for data. Don’t start before your start time!”

So, I grabbed some chips and ran out the door. As I was going to my car I thought about how it would look if anyone saw me. I was a fat girl scurrying along with The South Beach Diet in one hand and a big bag of potato chips in the other. Hmm.

I got to Half Price, found a regular size copy and started to walk up to the register and saw a big sign that said “Classics and Collectibles” I think that I looked something like this

As I tried my hardest not to salivate too much (I don’t think book stores appreciate that sort of behavior), I spent a good hour looking through the section to see if I could tempt myself enough to buy something I shouldn’t. I didn’t.

As I left I chomped on a few more potato chips before I realized two things. First, I don’t really like chips or potatoes so this snack was wholly unsatisfying. Second, that it was stupid to snack on something that was only going to make me hungrier. I quickly closed them and put them back in the cupboard when I got home.

I’m making good progress on the book now.

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