Yep, it’s almost Christmas Eve and I’m still here at UBC. I ran a few errands today, including picking up Miriam’s dry cleaning. She moved out of SJC on Sunday and the dry cleaning place is closed on the weekends. As the perennial nice guy, I volunteered to pick up her clothes.

I thought she was going to have a couple of shirts and/or sweaters, but was I in for a surprise when I got to the place. The lady gave me Miriam’s four items, two of which were dresses. One was this orangy, long one and the other was a purple number with spaghetti straps. I was thinking, man, I gotta walk home with this? The total for two dresses and two blouses was $57. That place is a rip-off of enormous proportions. Do not go to the on-campus dry cleaners.

While I was in the Village, I also open up a membership at the video store. They have this one-time membership “activation fee” of $4. What the hell is that? Most video places these days have free memberships. Anyways, one of the things I wanted to do this holiday was to catch up on movies. I rented Terminator 3 : Rise of the Machines. Compared to T2, it wasn’t an epic movie by any stretch of the imagination. I found T3 to be a tight, compact action movie that didn’t seem long at all. Was it bad? No, but I enjoyed the previous movie much better. I did enjoy the end though, where for once, I was pleased that I was left with more questions than answers.

In other news, I’m really enjoying these Christmas lights that I bought. How can you not get into the holiday spirit with them? Along the entire southwestern side of SJC, I am the only resident to have Christmas lights in my window. This side also faces Southwest Marine Dr., so there’s a steady stream of traffic that sees my lights. This portion of the road is practically unlit, so my lights are the only thing they see for quite a distance.

I have a few more things to do before bedtime, so I’ll end this post here.

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