A trip to the mall

I don’t mind going to malls if there’s a purpose; I don’t like wandering around aimlessly, and I won’t go when it’s crowded. I do most of my shopping when stores first open.

A co-worker and I went to the Oakland mall this morning; he had to return some boots and I just went along for the ride. Along the way we stopped at Costco where I bought Ship Fever: Stories by Andrea Barrett for $8.29 U.S. This blurb on its back-cover sold me:

Beautiful stories about the wonder and work of science… In Barreett’s hands, science is transformed from hard and known fact into malleable, strange, and thrilling fictional material.

At a Borders store in the mall I bought:

I own a Playstation2

I’m an impatient video game player. I don’t have the patience to figure out puzzles or work through mazes. If I’m playing an action game where you have to defeat a "boss" to continue further, I’ll quit if it becomes difficult or repetitive. I often resort to FAQs for games; I care for seeing the story and action played out than trying to figure it out. As a result, I tend to play games that are considered simple and easy like racing car games.

I bought the following this morning:

I bought them at Gamestop, a popular franchise down here that sells used games, too. They gave me a free copy of GameInformer magazine, too.

Salads are good

I’ve been eating Wendy’s salads lately. I prefer their Mandarin Chicken Salad because it has a variety of lettuces in it, and the almonds and manadins are a nice change from regular salad ingredients. It cost $3.99 here in Michigan.

Their Chicken BLT has cucumbers which I HATE, and it has those little tomatoes that feel like you’re chewing eyeballs (oh, I KNOW) if you close your eyes when you pop them into your mouth. It also has too much bacon bits and the bowl is too small to stir it up without making a mess.

I haven’t tried their Taco Supremo Salad yet, nor their Spring Mix Salad. I don’t usually eat so healthy, but the abundance of cheap food down here is making me nauseous. There’s a restaurant nearby that serves portions so huge you cannot finish the meal. A sandwich comes with bread two inches thick and stuffed with six inches for whatever crap you ordered. It’s ridiculous and a sad waste.