Wednesday. I took the afternoon off to get somethings straightened out with my broken computer and the car. (I've been planing to buy a car for a while, and Yao, who graduated in December is selling one in my price range.)
So I went to the Larson Gallery as usual, and had my morning coffee and cliff bar from the Gopher Spot. $2.97
After work, I needed to do some research on Seattle for GD4. I went to the public library downtown and checked out my first books from there! I also got to use the futuristic moving reference shelves. Free.
Then off to meet a guy from craigslist about buying the broken computer. (It had a broken screen. Short story: my landlord doesn't keep up our parking lot, so I fell on the same ice that I broke my foot on in the parking lot, and he agreed to pay for fixing the computer: $800) Met at a starbucks downtown: $3.45 for a coffee. Ouch. I guess I did get $500 for the broken computer though.
Then, off to the bookstore to buy a replacement laptop. (Whoo! Leopard is pretty!) $1100 on my student account. This is taken care of with the settlement money and money from selling the old laptop.
Meanwhile, my friend who lives in Seattle got stuck in MSP because there was a blizzard in Madison. So I met him at the airport and took him to dinner before he drove to Madison in a rental car. He works for Microsoft, so Bill Gates covered the bill at the Happy Gnome in St. Paul.