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This weekend was rather good.
Lauren and I went to the Chinese New Years festival. There were these awesome pancakes. You could get them with a custard filling, or coconut, or redbean. SO YUMMY.
After the festival we went to the movie theater and saw The Kings Speech.
It was spectacular. Just wonderful.
I'm glad we have our own movie theater chain here in AZ. It makes for cheaper tickets than at say, and AMC. Yay student discounts. I wish I could say for the soda prices what I can for the ticket prices... Netflix is a lovely thing.
Valentines Day was rather uneventful. The family exchanged cards and we bought some chocolates. Then we all piled in bed and watched Bell Book and Candle with Jimmy Stewart.
In other news there's a bill that goes to vote that would strip the funding for both PBS and NPR. So if you're an American citizen and care about public broadcasting take a moment and sign this petition.
Also, all of you, or at least most of you, being avid reader you probably know about Borders.
It was officially announced today (although I've known for quite some time) that they're bankrupt and closing a whopping 1/3 of their stores.
This includes all of the locations I frequent. Boo.
I mean honestly I don't like Borders.
Sure, I buy books from them, and have attended numerous Harry Potter events (including one where I won a copy of Deathly Hallows because of an essay I wrote in Snape's defense.), but the cons far outweigh the pros in my eyes.
I have never been in a Borders with a clean restroom. And by "unclean" I mean absolutely the-health-department-should-shut-you-down gross. In fact, I may have called the health department once...
The creeper percentage seems to be far higher in Borders than other bookstores. Their stock is less expansive. They got rid of their movies/music department ages ago. The company as a whole put so many ma and pop bookstores out of business, and the coffee is complete crap.
They will be missed, but not so much by me. I'm an independent bookstore/library/library bookstore/Barnes & Noble kind of girl.
We have so many great indie bookstores here in Phoenix that to cry over Border's closing would be just silly.
Also, if I have to claim brand loyalty I'm a Barnes & Noble girl through and through.
The lineup for Sasquatch is looking really good.
Why do you all have to be in school in late May? We Arizonans get out that week!
This totally should have been a part of the Seattle trip. Haha... next year?