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When I came back downstairs yesterday afternoon, Mom was right on me about finding someplace online to order a new copy of a cookbook she has. Unfortunately, the thing was made sometime between 1970 and 1980, so it's not as if one can just go on Amazon and find it there. So I took a look on eBay, and found several. The one I was the most interested in ended this morning (the auction, that is), but during the in-between time, I had an interesting idea.

I've already told her that, for payment, I'd probably use Paypal, and she'd pay me back afterwards. However, Christmas is only two months away now, so I started thinking about finding one, (hopefully) winning the auction, hiding it until, and giving it to her as a Christmas present. I mean, why not? In that case though, I'd have to think of something to get Dad too, and the only thing I can think of right now is gift certificates for Tim Hortons. That's sort of right in the middle of giving money, and actually thinking for a bit and getting a gift that you know the person will like.
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Until then though, the only problem will be her asking "Did you find one yet?" Sure, if I keep telling her "Someone else got to the one I was going to get at the last minute", she's eventually going to assume that she won't get one after all, but actually, that's a pretty good idea. I know it's happened to me at least once in the past, where I was really hoping to get something, but eventually realized I wouldn't be able to, followed by someone else giving it to me as a gift or whatever. I'm not about to get into the psychological implications of giving someone what they want for free after they think they'll never be able to "have" it though, so we'll leave it at that.

Oh, and obligatory bit about the problem(s) with an order I've posted a couple things about already. Found my copy of the money order, scanned it, and have it ready to send to them if they so desire. They haven't gotten back to me in a couple days though, so either they're actually looking to see if they can find out what exactly happened to my order, or they've just gone ahead and are waiting for November 8th, so I can start a Paypal transfer for a new one. I'd like to think it's not the second, but you never know.

Wiimote gloves have arrived too, now that I think about it. I believe that's all for now though.

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