Last evening, Wednesday night, my son, twenty-three year old P. Diddy, spent an evening out.
We went to a local mall food court for dinner and conversation. Then, we went to the Apple Store and dreamed of upgrading.
Before we left the mall, he found great deals on the first seasons of both Rocky and Bullwinkle and Frasier.
In the same store, I spied Ringo Starr's new CD. It looks promising. There are duets with Billy Preston and Chrissie Hynde. There's also a documentary on it. It was produced by Mark Hudson, who did such a great job on Ringo's previous studio release. I didn't buy it at the mall store, where it's bound to be way too expensive.
Then, it was off to the main event for the evening: A stop at Half-Price Books. I spent most of our time there in a comfy chair reading the first twenty pages of a biography of Elizabeth I.
But I found several treasures for purchase: CD versions of The Police album, Synchronicity, and Sting's solo debut, The Dream of the Blue Turtles. I love both of those releases. I have the original vinyl version of Synchronicity and Turtles on tape. But here's the unbelievable thing: They were $7.98 and $4.98, respectively!
As if that weren't enough, I also found Walter Brueggeman's commentary on the Old Testament Psalms for only two bucks! Brueggeman is a fantastic Biblical scholar and a good writer.
My son found some treasures there as well.
Good conversation with my son. Time spent with books and music. Finding great bargains. A good evening, for sure!