With that said, the rest of sleeping was relaxing and uninterrupted (probably because I was up until almost 8am), and I just spent a good two hours reading through various pages of creepy and / or potentially disturbing things on TVTropes. Did I have to close tonight, I'd probably already be downstairs making my way further into Sky Temple in Metroid Echoes, but I want to do something different tonight. As I have to wash the dishes, I'll start those at 7. I figure that because since Friday I've been leaving the house to go to work at the same time, I'll be expecting to do the same tonight, and as such, it'll just make sense to do something not entirely desirable at that time. I'm still not sure what will be happening next week, but in all likelihood, I'll just tell Mom or Dad that I want to walk out to Walmart and such for candy, and ask if they can do them then. As for my other potential shopping, which would've been to get Mom one or two birthday presents, it is not happening. While I was in the living room yesterday, Naomi walked into the dining room and told Adam that if he wanted to get Mom the same lotion I was going to get for her, that Real Canadian Superstore was selling big bottles for a reasonable price, which they then went out to (presumably) get. To make matters worse, the same difficulty applies to Christmas presents this year as well, and shows yet another reason why it's better to think of things to get for people instead of asking them what they want. She wrote a bunch of items on a list this year, and stuck it to the fridge, so it's out there for anybody to use. What happens, though, if somebody buys something that I already have for her? I would cross those items off of the list, but then she's going to know what she'll be getting come Christmas (it doesn't matter who from), and if I move the list to some other spot that everybody but her knows about, then they'll know what has been bought for her, opening up Christmas morning to being another one of the times like when we went to Kelseys for Mother's Day, and I gave her all of those bags, only to have Naomi say "This is what they are". Maybe I shouldn't be so fussy about these things, but I can't just not be. They do matter, but I guess the best I can do for now is wait until everybody else has gone to sleep tonight, and then cross off the things I have in my closet that are waiting to be wrapped.
Other than that though, I think I'm going to head downstairs to get an hour or so of Metroid Echoes in. It's kind of a shame, because thinking back now, there were some other personally interesting topics on my mind last night (the most prominent of which was what I would say to a few people I used to know if I still talked to them today) that I kind of wanted to take further than just thinking about, but perhaps I will get to that later. I don't have much else to do tonight, so I could write another one of these earlier than normal. I'll just have to wait and see what happens later~