Second stop was Barnes and Noble - so great to actually be able to peruse shelves and touch books before selecting them (I love Amazon, and all those book websites but if you don't know what you want, a physical location is definitely better).
I've been keeping it rather low key so far - my friends are kind of spread out all over the place, and with college being out, there isn't too much going on campus-wise, either. I went out last night and got drunk for the first time. It was fun, but I'm not sure how much more drinking I'll be doing while here - since I only have 18 days, I don't really want to waste too much of it being hung over. Also, I'm trying to work out and stay/get in shape, as always (especially with all the restaurants I want to go to), so alcohol doesn't exactly help that in any way. I've missed Dairy Queen M&M blizzards more than drinking (of course, there were always days when a drink would have been nice).
I also got my hair done and colored. I'd already colored it once while in Iraq (I was bored with having the same hair style for 6 months straight but didn't want to cut it) but by the time I got home, it had mostly faded out from bright red to auburn. Oddly enough, I'd never dyed my hair before I got to Iraq. My dad's side of the family has a tendency to go gray early so I figured I'd have to do it soon enough anyway, and might as well enjoy my natural color as long as I could.
I've wanted red hair since I was thirteen and first saw My So-Called Life
My mom's towels after I washed my hair - OOPS!