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Monday, June 13, 2005

Weekend money

I've spent most of the weekend writing for a couple of other non PF blogs (which are not yet on-line), so I didn't get anything posted here. I did spend money though!

I saw Mr./Mrs. Smith which was surprisingly entertaining ($5.50 matinee). I also ordered a book for my brother's birthday present, Hell or High Water : Surviving Tibet's Tsangpo River. He's an avid kayaker and I think he'll like it. I saw it at the bookstore last week and almost bought it then. Luckily I didn't have my credit card with me, the new book (24.95) plus postage would have cost me almost $29. I found a new used copy on Amazon from a reseller for only $4 and had it shipped directly to him.

It probably would have made a good Father's Day present too, but I'll just have to think of something else. In the past I've given my Dad a couple of magazine subscriptions that he loves and continues to renew every year himself. One is Wired . My parents aren't really tech oriented, but he likes the writing. I also gave him Budget Travel because my parents are always planning the next trip (they're retired). I bought his original subscriptions through ads from our campus bookstore, where they were very inexpensive. Check around, the on-line prices I found look pretty good. Or if you have a university bookstore nearby, they often put the cheap ad forms in the bag with your purchase. This year? Probably get Dad a book, I just haven't decided which one, I could use some good ideas. I'll be browsing the online lists at lunch today.

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