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