Saturday, November 3, 2012

Petite Haul: Saturday Sojourn to Target!

Hello, everyone!  I hope you're all having a lovely, restful evening; per usual, I have spent my Saturday busy with shopping and chores.

I thought I'd make today's post a short, but sweet one about some (but not all!) of the highlights of my trip to Target-- two gift for myself and one for THE WORLD.

As fits an English teacher, I picked up two books:

[caption id="attachment_283" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, 75th anniversary edition.[/caption]

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (75th Anniversary Edition)

As hard as this is to believe, I have never read this book, or any of the Lord of the Rings-y books.  I've seen all of the movies (even the cartoon version of The Hobbit as a child), but I've never picked up one of the books in earnest.  In honor of The Hobbit coming out this winter, I have committed myself to finally read this book; I don't think it should be a struggle to complete the book for me (I love hobbits-- they're short and hairy like my pug!), I don't watch a lot of television, have a lot of found reading time on the bus, and I'd feel disingenuous as an literature teacher (particularly one who teaches European Lit!) if I didn't read the book before I saw the movie.  I have a reputation to protect, people!


[caption id="attachment_287" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith[/caption]

Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith

This is a journal that is specifically devoted to its methodical destruction.  Every page features a new and creative way to mess the book up.  While this tendency works against my better judgement (and my moral baring as an English teacher with a library science background), the book is a great (and fun) opportunity to work counter to my inclinations and live dangerously . . . at least between the bounded pages of the book.  Think of it as danger for the super-cautious.


Lastly, I picked up a gift for the world: a headless horseman costume on Halloween clearance just for my pug.  Here are the results.  You don't have to say it, I already know what you are going to say, and you are most welcome.  Check this out:

[caption id="attachment_288" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Thank you, Washington Irving, for making this moment possible. Sincerely, THE WORLD[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_289" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The noble steed, I mean pug.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_290" align="aligncenter" width="300"] "You had better have Chicken McNuggets or be willing to sleep with one eye open!" --My Pug[/caption]


Hope you're enjoying your weekend.  Let me know if you've been up to anything cool or have bought anything amazing.





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