Saturday, December 7th, 2002
Okay, so planning to get ALL my Christmas shopping done today was probably over-ambitious. I didn’t do too badly, I’m probably about halfway there. I’d forgotten that I have about a one-hour tolerance for the Eaton Centre. After that point, my patience runs out and it’s elbows up, everyone out of my way. Next time I say I’m going to do my Christmas shopping all at once on the last Saturday afternoon’s before Christmas, someone do me a favour and douse me in gasoline and hand me a smoke. It’ll be more merciful.
It amazes me that no one has yet opened a store that carries only what I’m looking for, in one convenient location at reasonable prices. And I won’t accept the fact that I don’t know what I’m looking for as an excuse.
Does anyone know where I can get interesting mugs in this city?
It wasn’t all shopping for other people though – before I left, I laid the smack down on the Joe Pernice Big Tobacco album via eBay. Good price, too.
Had a look through the Spin year-end issue, was surprised to find that I owned 8 out of their top 40. Once upon a time this might have seemed validating to me but now it’s almost embaressing. I mean, this is a list that has a 2001 release as their best album of 2002 (the White Stripes’ Red Blood Cells – though I guess it’s less important to Spin when the album came out as when MTV decided that they were going to be stars). I’m keen to see what Magnet lists in their year-end issue, though I don’t expect that’ll be out till mid-January.
np – Yo La Tengo / Ride The Tiger