What a wild weekend! Not really, but full of activity anyway. Since this is my last big chunk of free time before my trip to Japan, I had tons of errands to run. Yesterday I went to the Texas State History Museum so I could buy gifts (real live Texas stuff!) to take to the families I will be staying with, then I went to the mall to buy other gifts, plus some new pants. I've discovered that I can actually comfortably wear a smaller size waist now, which is amazing! I've been the same waist size as long as I can remember. Unfortunately, now my waist and length combination is "weird", so Gap doesn't keep my size in the store! (Never fear, I've ordered on their website and getting them overnighted!) By the way, I soon realized that this is Austin's "no sales tax" weekend (mainly for clothes), so the mall was as crowded as the Splash Mountain line on a hot day! After dinner I did some grocery shopping, and last night I started getting everything together for packing.
Today was just as crazy - I went to get my hair cut (and painted), which went well, and then drove to Barnes & Noble for more shopping. When I left, I found that I had a flat tire - it seems like I've had tons of those in the past year or so! Anyway, I took advantage of my AAA and they had a guy there to change it in an hour, and waiting inside Barnes & Noble wasn't torture (could have been much worse!). I went to Pep Boys, which wasn't too crowded, but they had to sell me a new tire - the flat must have happened earlier, and I didn't notice it after my haircut, so driving on it did too much damage. No big deal, it was on one of my older tires anyway. On the bright side, during my hair time and tire time I got to read Genshiken Vol 1 (another manga I'm starting) from cover to cover, and I really like it! So, that's my story. Now I have most everything taken care of, and free nights this week for final trip preparations.