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Welcome to the BOMB.

The Blog Of the "Mother" of Bandit.
Bandit is my Hairless Chinese Crested--he's the "normal" one. I, on the other hand, am unrepentantly "pet-crazy." You know the type--the spinster who lives in the haunted house three blocks over with 72 cats...okay, so I don't have 72 cats, and my house isn't haunted--but my dogs wardrobe is better than mine! Need I say more? :~)
I've never been consistant at journaling, so the timing of my blogs will be sporadic at best. I just hope they are as entertaining to you as they are to me; however, be forewarned: Most of my blogs will be about The BaldOne. In spite of his Don King "do," I think he's just as cute as any of the Brothers B!
Now, if I can just remember not to get him wet--or feed him after midnight...

About Me

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My bags are packed and I'm always ready to seek out an adventure with Bandit and Moggy in tow. Bandit is my thirteen year old Chinese Crested, who I frequently call The Bald One or The BaldOne Boy (like he was one of the Baldwin Brothers). Moggy’s full name is Pip-Moggy. He’s my two year old gansta-resuce kitty. I couldn’t decide between Pip (which are the spots on die and domino tiles) and Moggy (or Moggie when I mistakenly thought he was a she), so I combined the two. Moggy refers to the British term for "cat of unknown parentage .” So in essence, I have an almost bald dog, and I’ve named my cat “Spot.”

Fun Stuff (I'm doing now or have done)

  • Artistic Attempts weekly (alternating between Painting With A Twist, That Art Place, and Peniot's Palette).
  • Bunko with the Belton Bunko Babes monthly.
  • Participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge.
  • Spades and Liverpool Rummy with the Spadetts weekly.
  • The Mighty Texas Dog Walk, Austin (fund raiser for Service Dogs, Inc--they train shelter dogs to be Service Dogs, then give them free of charge to people with disabilities.)

Sunday, August 16, 2015

What's the Connection Between Lay's and Books?

I haven't been shopping in a while so I thought I'd go to Austin after church today. 

I wasn't really looking for anything in particular. I thought I might pop in a few places I like. Just to see if they have anything I can't live without.  Places like The Container Store, Crate and Barrel...a book store. 

Yeah, I know...I've got about 250 books in my "to read" boxes--actually, I've read quite a few of them so I've probably only got about 100-125.  I think I was feeling so antsy because I'm getting kind of low on reading material. 

Before I left Belton I used the last of my "little" cash so I knew I'd either break a big bill, use my card, or just look. I'm fine with just looking--but I will use one of my cards if I find a good deal. I really hate to break a "big" bill. It makes it way too easy to spend the resultant smaller bills. So I felt like the cash I had was pretty safe. 

My first stop was Half Price Books in Cedar Park--one of my all-time favorites. 

I found bundles of books for $2 that were also on sale (3 bundles for the price of 2).  I dug through their bundles--mostly harlequin-style romance novels which are not my favorite genre.  I was able to come up with three bundles that had at least two titles each that were somewhat intriguing. Or were written by writers I have read and enjoyed in the past. But I could only find three bundles. And one was kind of iffy--I'd only take it as a freebie.  But I faced a delima:  there was no way I was breaking a big bill or charging my card for $4. I'd either have to find a couple more expensive books to justify a purchase, or I'd have to leave the bundles behind. 

Cheapskate that I am, I went to the clearance  rack where the books are $1 each. 
Nothing interested me.  

Moving on to the sale rack where the books are $2-3 each. Still nada.  

Finally, I did something I rarely do--I browsed in the the regular half-price racks--still a great deal--I just usually limit myself to the really good deals. :~) 

I'm leaving HPB now--half a day, a new book bag, and nineteen books later. 

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