June 05, 2004

Big Shopping Day

Today has been exciting so far. We headed out to Monckebergstraße, a main shopping area. First we went to the post office to try to mail my Circle Journey Book to Katrina, but we failed AGAIN (we also tried yesterday) because the post office had just closed. Next we had fish and chips and then headed for Lush where I stocked up on a few essentials (essentials--ha ha ha--check out Lush's web page and see just how essential their products are). I can never pass up a trip to Lush.

After Lush we went to a small, chic housewares store. Walking through there made me wish I were getting married again just to open a registry. We had spotted a wine decanter there before and decided we wanted to buy it as a souvenir from Germany. It's a "duck" style decanter but the glass handle wraps around the neck. Hard to describe so I'll have to get Kevin to take a picture. That was our big purchase of the day. We then went to the basement of Kaufhof to pick up some groceries and selected a bottle of ice wine to try.

After all of that shopping we amassed quite a fortune in coins, enough so that we can hit the automatic stamp machine at the post office and get postage for my Circle Journey Book (note to Katrina--it's on its way!). Tonight we're going to see the new Harry Potter movie. I hope this one isn't as scary as the last one, although the book was scarier, so we'll see. Hopefully it won't give me nightmares.

Update: Harry Potter was great--I loved it! MUCH better than the last one. It wasn't as scary as the last one, but the whole theme was much darker. No surprise given that the books get darker and darker (in the next one we kill off a student!). We nearly missed the movie. As we got off the bus I spotted a Very Large Group of people. Kevin groaned and I figured out that we'd found the movie theater. Lines were long and Kevin was ready to head home. I, on the other hand, had a little more hope. I quoted Darth Vader, "I find your lack of faith disturbing." Okay, I didn't say it, but I THOUGHT it. Anyway, I picked a line and stood in it while sending Kevin inside to check things out. The cool thing about this theater is that they have little television screens that announce not only when the movies are and where, but how many seats are left. There were plenty for us (they were showing it both in German and in English and the German version was a better seller) and I amazingly picked a fast-moving line. I was also geared up for the other thing this theater has--popcorn! Unfortunately, they don't have the butter flavored oil stuff, but the experience of buying a bottle of beer and bringing it into the theater with me made up for it. Well, sort of. After getting our popcorn and beer we headed in the theater just in time for the ads and previews--perfect timing!

Anyway, liked the movie. Recommend it. Loved the new director. New Dumbledore not as good as the old one but who could be? Classic Snape. Buckbeak=Hogwart's version of a beagle. More bad acting from Daniel Radcliffe. More excellent acting from Emma and Rupert. Great score from John Williams. Go see it.

Posted by Shelby at June 5, 2004 05:38 PM

I don't have to take a picture of the decanter, because you can see one on the manufacturer's Web site:

Our New Decanter

Posted by: Kevin at June 5, 2004 06:51 PM

Thanks SIS for trying for me!? :-)

Posted by: Katrina at June 5, 2004 08:42 PM
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