Later, I stopped at FYE and bought TMBG's latest compilation "Dial-A-Song" (sadly not a collection of Dial-A-Song recordings as I'd thought at first, but "a comprehensive anthology of the very best recorded work of They Might Be Giants spanning the first 20 years of the band's career", according to the blurb.) It's got some good stuff on it, including "Boss Of Me" and "Dr. Evil" and a few live tracks, and comes with a fun-to-read booklet and all the lyrics. I also got a widescreen DVD of "Grease".
Then I exercised my muscles by walking all the way around the rink level three times, stopping at the end to admire the cardboard standup display advertising Star Fox Adventures outside the Electronics Boutique. It's a video game where the main character's a fox!
Then I went over to the bookstore in Barnes & Noble, where I got "The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide", containing all five novels plus a story called "Young Zaphod Plays It Safe", and "Look-Alikes Jr." by Joan Steiner, featuring photos of miniature scenes of houses, buildings and streets made up of household objects (teabags as window shades, for example).
Then I drove over to Cactus Records to look for "Autobahn" by Kraftwerk but they didn't have it. So I went to Whataburger to have some fries and a soda while I read the "Dial-A-Song" booklet.
Then I went home, where I found Mom had bought some petit-fours for my birthday (she's promised me a cheesecake; I'll get it tomorrow, I think) and she'd gotten a pizza for lunch; I had the last few pieces for supper. Yum!