Thursday, March 10, 2011

So, how's the weather?

Ugh.  The weather.

I am so over the rain!  I feel like it has been raining here for the past month.  And then tonight it up and snows.  Really, weather?  REALLY?!  


This past weekend we decided to combat the nasty rain with a trip to Barnes & Noble, which I intended to boast as this great, free activity.  But I can't because there are many non-free temptations that I succumb to.

A) Thomas the Train lives there with his little train buddies.  {FREE!}

B) There is a kid-sized stage perfect for jumping off of.  {FREE! and aerobic!}

C) One word: escalator.  We round-tripped it about, um, six times. {FREE!}

D) On-site Starbucks. So. Not. Free.  Lunch was around $15.  But the caprese panini was yumm-o.

{Sidenote: Don't tell anyone, but I am a Starbucks addict. Like...hmmm...3 times during the week?  And maybe on Saturday mornings?  And I don't skimp either.  Hell-o, Venti Skinny Vanilla Latte!  This is a far cry from my otherwise frugal self.  Justification #1 - no adequate kitchen for making and preparing coffee.  Justification #2 - it's right on the way work.  I know.  I need to stop.}

E)  And then there's the books.  I spent $38 on new books.  With my Teacher Discount. I just walk around holding a huge stack during our trip, always putting half back and walking around trading this for that for about an hour. 

I still think it's a great spot to visit if you're looking for a thrifty activity this weekend.  Just don't bring cash.  Or your debit card.  Or even your purse. 

Just bring one of these. 

I love when Beck where his Shrek ears.  He wears them with such confidence.   I can only pray that he'll maintain it later in life.  The confidence.  Not the Shrek ears ;)

And your thermos of coffee from home :)

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