Thursday, February 25, 2010

February 25, 2010

Stopped at Half Price after training.

Grabbed two ties and a cassette holder at Goodwill.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

February 24, 2010

Stopped at Rio Rita on the way home from work to meet up with Addy, who I hadn't seen in a while. We had some drinks. It was nice outside...

...and tipped the fella.

February 23, 2010

Ate some food after work, after the snowstorm, after the snowball fight...

...and tipped the guy.

February 22, 2010

Ate at 888. Vermicelli bun...

...and tipped a little bit.

Had to buy Sterling some beers, cause me and Nick drank all of his.

February 21, 2010

Rode with Scott to Mi Madre's to meet up with Nick, Jason, and Rebecca. Had two taquitos 16...

...and tipped the gal.

Bought beers at Shoppers Stop. Drank them all day.

Bought more beers at the spot to take to Praveen's.

February 20, 2010

Spent a shitload today. Unnecessary. But got some real good stuff. See below.

First, stopped at Recycled Reads for about 30 books. Most kids stuff. Some bilingual, fiction, nonfiction.

Headed up to MT Supermarket to get some tofu time, veggies, herbs, and affordable coconut milk for curries. It was Chinese New Year celebration. Climbing wall, Korean taco truck, live music.

Stopped by Goodwill and found 32 notebooks for class.

Hit Half Price Books, obviously, bought 8 books, including some Ginsburg.

Returned to the Bike Shop, where I had a basket holder attached. I also had to buy the basket holder.

Had to ride the bike for some liquor.

February 19, 2010

HEB robbed me blind of some Budweisers, along with stuff for humitas ecuatorianas. Increibles!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

February 18, 2010

Went to Denny's with the students from EL/Civics and Adult Literacy...

...and tipped the help, who was truly pleasant with us all.

Sent a package to Grandy and one to Mom and Dad.

Headed to Fry's to get a cassette recorder for audiobooks and chat.

Stopped at the Half Price right there. Found The Cider House Rules on clearance, as well as War of hte Worlds, also on clearance, Lost in the Funhouse by Barth and Portuguese Irregular Verbs, both on clearance, Borges' Other Inquisitions, which wasn't, but promises to be incredible, Celine's London Bridge, and a newbie to my collection, Frederick Exley, Last Notes from Home.

Stopped by HEB for 1. Tofu 2. Foot shower scrubber 3. Toiled brush and 4. some beers, came home with #'s 1,2, and 4, along with clearance paper towels, clearance acai berry juices (four priced at 48, got them for 12), a coffee grinder, and some other odds and ends.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

February 17, 2010

Went to Half Price Books with Teresa from my literacy class. I found some children's books, along with some dictionaries for Teresa and her husband.

Went to have a cup of coffee with Teresa for conversation hour...

...and tipped the barista.

Paid my overdue charge at the Austin Public Library, for Mother Night the movie.

Grabbed some Habitat for Humanity stuff, built some shelves, and got some more books put up.

February 16, 2010

Stopped and had some Bun at Dong Nai Restaurant...

...and tipped the help, which was nice.

Stopped by Half Price Books in the neighborhood, and found some gems, aptly priced.

February 15, 2010

Grabbed some curry at Java Noodles...

...and tipped the help.

Stopped at Goodwill and bought a shinebox and some other stuff.

Stopped at Thriftland, bought a suit.

February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day, went to eat with parents, brother, sister-in-law before checking out the Okay Mountain show at Texas State. Then, went to Half Price Books San Marcos, and found a whole hell of a lot. 22 Books.

I ate at Madam Mam's after lunch...

...and tipped the help.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

February 13, 2010

Bought the newest Mountain Goats album, The Life of the World to Come, on iTunes.

Bought some stuff at HEB to take to Praveen's for dinner. I made tomatillo salsa.

Friday, February 12, 2010

February 12, 2010

Ran to the Shoot N' Scoot to buy some beers.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

February 11, 2010

Went to Spec's on this rainy day after my training with Barbara Baird for Adult Education Strategies.

Hit the Half Price during this still rainy day to see about some specials. Found some specials, and got 20% off for the Book Lover's discount week. I bought: Lost in the Funhouse by John Barth, Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar, A Tree Within by Octavio Paz, The Age of Wire and String by Ben Marcus, Mythologies of the Heart by Gerard Malanga, and Adverbs: A Novel by Daniel Handler.

February 10, 2010

Grabbed a bunch of stuff from HEB, including a nice robust nut run.

Stopped by Sears, saw a nice beastly juicer, and ended up leaving with a shower curtain. I almost cried being in Sears.

February 9, 2010

Paid the damn interet bill...

...but received some help from Sterling...

...and Scott.

Paid the damn phone bill, which was high because of the damn text messages.

February 8, 2010

Stopped by Pho Oanh to get some tofu and noodles on the way home from work...

...and tipped the nice, shy people.

Went to Austin Habitat ReStore and found some great stuff to make bookshelves for my room.

February 7, 2010

Grabbed a couple of big beers at The Food Spot, which I drank whilst reading on the front porch enjoying the amazing weather.

February 6, 2010

Bought some beers at Shopper Stop.

Friday, February 5, 2010

February 5, 2010

Had to get gas on the way home from work. 13.746 gallons at 2.49.9 per.

Rode the bike to TOPS. Found some stuff, including a desk for my room and a small set of shelves.

Grabbed some beers and C batteries at the Shopper Stop.

February 4, 2010

Didn't earn or spend a damn thing today.
+/- 0.00

February 3, 2010

Bought a whole load of crap at MT supermarket. I'll be eating for weeks.

Had dinner at Praveen's with his mother and sister. They cooked for us to celebrate his scholarship to DePaul. We then went for a pint at Deep Eddy's Cabaret, where I bought one pitcher of cold beer...

...and tipped the tender.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February 2, 2010

Ran over to Teacher Heaven to laminate my bingo cards for class.

Stopped by Half Price, searching for Gass, Cortazar, and Clevenger. Found Pulp by Charles Bukowski, White Like Me by Tim Wise, Speaking Treason Fluently by Tim Wise, The Diary of Che Guevara, Falling Man (Audiobook) by Don DeLillo, and Bagombo Snuff Box: Short Stories (Audiobook) by Kurt Vonnegut.

Went to Whole Foods to buy rice noodles, bean sprouts, coconut milk, and a shallot. But, I paid using my gift card. Therefore, no scrilla off my back.
+/- 0.00

February 1, 2010

Was good all day, though had to meet up with Addy and Ali, which was delightful. Didn't spend a damn dollar until a single Pacifico at Rio Rita...

...and tipped the dude.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

January 31, 2010

Hit Half Price on Parmer on the way home from Georgetown. I bought 27 books, including some postmodernists that I was looking for an a book for Ali about Korean gender role shifts.

Made it home, and within a few minutes, was approached by Ray, or 'Crisco,' who was needing some more money. His mother apparently died, and he needed to split town.

Got back to the house from Lakeway, where Sterling helped me out for the Uhaul trailer.

January 30, 2010

Ate at Mr. Natural with Yvonne. Vegan breakfast...

...and gave a bit of a tip...

...which Yvonne took care of (mostly).

Had a little Mi Madre's and a coffee with Ster.

Stopped by HEB for stuff to take to Pappy's.

Hit the Round Rock Half Price on the way to Georgetown. I bought 25 books.

Bought some wine at the Shopper Stop aka Shoot and Scram.

Friday, January 29, 2010

January 29, 2010

Got some coffee at Rio's Brazilian, but the credit card machine didn't work, so it was free.
+/- 0.00

Met up with Chase for a beer and some hummus...

...and tipped the Spiderhouse guy.

Stopped by Half Price for some new books by some postmodernists. Here's what I found: Empire of the Sun by JG Ballard, In the Belly of the Beast: Letters from Prison by Jack Henry Abbott, Notable American Women: A Novel by Ben Marcus, Post Office by Charles Bukowski, Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser, Voices in Time: A Life in Stories by Eduardo Galeano, Agape Agape by William Gaddis, Eleanor Rigby: A Novel by Douglas Coupland, You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers, and Memory of Fire: Century of the Wind by Eduardo Galeano.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

January 28, 2010

Bought some incense (nag champa).

Stopped by Half Price Books up at Anderson Mill and found lots of great stuff. Found: The Castle in the Forest by Norman Mailer, Harlot's Ghost by Norman Mailer, The John Fante Reader edited by STephen Cooper, Thus Spake the Corpse by Black Sparrow Press, Crash by JG Ballard, The Paris Review No. 94, A Night of Serious Drinking by René Daumal, Fear of Dreaming by Jim Carroll, Oblivion by David Foster Wallace, Excercises in Style by Raymond Queneau, The Queen of Spades and Other Stories by Alexander Pushkin, Kiss Me, Judas by Christopher Baer, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis, Penny Dreadful by Christopher Baer, The Virgin of Flames by Chris Abani, Chaucher's Canterbury Tales, La Totalidad De La Vida by Krishnamurti, Wisdom and Wit by Abraham Lincoln, The Underachieving School by John Holt, Herman Hesse: Writers for the 70s by Edwin Casebeer, and The Name of the World by Denis Johnson.

Hit Recycled Reads for some bilingual kids books. Found about 25 kids trade books, including some bilinguals, some Spanish, some César Chavez biographies. Also found the following big boy books: Deadly Sins by various, including Pyncohn, Vidal, Updike, The Time of the Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa, The Ark Sakura by Kobo Abe, Collected Novelas by Gabriel García Márquez, Don Quijote de la Mancha by Cervantes, Doce Cuentos Peregrinos by Gabriel García Márquez, and Ficciones: Alianza Emece by Jorge Luis Borges.

Made some copies, bought some pens, and laminated some stuff to teach at Posada Esperanza tomorrow (eating with the five senses).

January 27, 2010

Stopped at Teacher Heaven, again, for some more sentence strips.

Dropped by Savers, found a pair of nice pants and a nice shirt. Brown and yellow, respectively.

Paid "Crisco," or Ray, to move the trash from Lakewaste. He's a nice feller. Of course, I had to go get cash from the ATM at the Shoot 'n Go...

...which, of course, cost me 1.75.

Got some Pho for din-din...

...and tipped the dude.

January 26, 2010

Stopped by HEB on the way home from work, preparing to move. Sucks.

Filled Ster's car up with gas after helping me move.

Paid the Uhaul payment for the 5x8 trailer to move shit from Lakewaste.

Monday, January 25, 2010

January 25, 2010

Grabbed some stuff at Teacher's Heaven, including a Pocket Chart and some vocabulary flash cards.

Found the following books at Half Price, South Lamar, while looking for Glass, Gattis, Johnson, and Markson: The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann, You Are the World by Krishnamurti, Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski, In Watermelon Sugar... by Richard Brautigan, Good As Gold by Joseph Heller, and Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson.

Hit a second Half Price, North Lamar, after finding Recycled Reads closed. Again, searching for Glass, Gattis, Johnson, Markson. Found these: Living on Luck by Charles Bukowski, A Rosario Castellanos Reader by Rosario Castellanos with criticism by Maureen Ahern, Conversations with Professor Y by Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Wittgenstein's Mistress by David Markson, Cement by Fyodor Vasilievich Gladkov, The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh (I accidentally bought this one twice, forgot to put one back, crap), Nova Express by William Burroughs, and The Floating Opera by John Barth.

Stopped by HEB for some groce.

Had to hit Fiesta for coconut milk, as HEB was out.

January 24, 2010

I didn't spend or gain a damn thing today.
+/- 0.00

Sunday, January 24, 2010

January 23, 2010

Bought some stuff at Wheatsville to share at Ali's pickle party.

Stopped by 7-Eleven on the way home for some beers to drink Sunday and gas. I also bought a soda water with which, at some point, to make vodka sodies.

Friday, January 22, 2010

January 22, 2010

Went to Half Price Books on the way out to Lakeway. I found Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire, The Whole Language Evaluation Book by Ken and Yetta Goodman, Burning in Water Drowning in Flame by Charles Bukowski, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace, Ariel by Sylvia Plath, The Beast in Me and Other Animals by James Thurber, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr: Writers for the 70s by Peter Reed, and Mr. Palomar by Italo Calvino.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

January 21, 2010

Went to Fiesta for tofu, bought over 46 dollars worth of stuff. All good, all healthy, mostly necessary...relatively.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

January 20, 2010

Met with Chase for some coffee. I also had El Tipico, tofu scramble with beans, jalapeños, corn tortillas...

...and left a tip.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January 19, 2010

I have neither gained nor spent monies this day.
+/- 0.00

Monday, January 18, 2010

January 18, 2010

MLK Day.

Stopped by Fiesta with Praveen and bought some South American and Mexican favorites, including yerba mate, chayote, and malta. Also found, but didn't purchase, guanábana pulp in a can.

Went with Praveen up to MT Supermarket, and stocked up. Bought some curry paste, massive bag of jasmine rice, some veggies, and noodles, along with various condiments, sauces, and teas.

Had to ride the old bike to HEB for some last minute things, attempting to make khao soi.

Bought some pulque at the 45th and Duval spot, where they have so many crazy beers.

Watched the UT Basketball game, wherein Texas lost to Kansas State, who I hate with all my heart. I drank four beers on happy hour...

...and was gratted by the waitress, who probably knew she wouldn't get shit from us cause she was so slow and remiss.

January 17, 2010

Almost had a free day. Went with Scott to meet up and watch some football, and drank Sunday priced beers...
-12.65 a free beer from the waitress...

...and tipped her for the help.

January 16, 2010

Had a wonderful brunch at Mr. Natural with Ma, Pa, Ster, Kathryn. Ster's birthday. Paid for by Pa.

Grabbed some veggies and stuff to cook with Yvonne.

Had to run to MGM Indian Market to pick up some extra spices and lentils.

January 15, 2010

Hung out at Bouldin Creek all day. Had some tofu scramble, beans, and a beer...

...and tipped the folks.

Grabbed some beers at the local wet spot and was invited to a fish fry on MLK day.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

January 14, 2010

Ate on the way home from work at Taqueria La Playa...

...y dí una propina a la mesera.

Grabbed a pint with Neil, Jack, Praveen, and some ladies...

...and tipped the bartender.

January 13, 2010

Ate at Madam Mam's...

...and tipped the help.

Got some chile shampoo, tea, and food at Mr. Natural.

Grabbed a coffee at Bennu...

...and tipped the feller.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

January 12, 2010

Bought some stuff at HEB Riverside.

Ate some food at India Kitchen.

Had to get gas.

Bought the wrong ribbon for the typewriter.

Stopped by HEB on the way to Lakeway for some groceries.

January 11, 2010

Grabbed some supplies at office depot for school and typewriter.

Bought some
books and a pair of
pants at Savers.

Grabbed a book and some gift certificates from Half Price.

Rode the old bike to
buy some liquor for gifts.

Half Price in Round Rock found some good stuff.

Ate some food at Masala Wok.