Borders Express: $23.22
I decided on a rule for book spending. Books cannot cost more than $15 and must be at least 400 pages long. Anything shorter and I'll read through it in a day. That being said..
I hit the mall planning to just go to Borders Express and be done with things. Which I did. Kind of. I did buy 2 books, both fitting my criteria. Both also happen to be about Mormon polygamous cults. I was having a Big Love moment, I guess. Being that I was at the mall I decided that I had to walk around a bit, check out the current sales. Even though I wasn't going to buy anything. I first checked American Eagle to see if they had the flip flops I liked (and ruined) from last year. They didn't, but instead they had these super cute leather ones that were $30. I promptly hung em back up and left the store after seeing that. Too much, even if I wasn't on shopping ban. I also stopped in Victoria's Secret to check out the semi-annual sale. Underwear is something I always need, I don't care what anyone says. I got measured and turns out I already knew my bra size. Go me. Anyway, they didn't have any bras that struck my fancy (or my price range) so I decided not to purchase anything there either. I usually hate that store and today was no different. Their salespeople are so irritating and in-your-face. I should have known better than to interact with a girl about the measuring, once they think they've got you they just do not shut up! She even gave me a card with my size on it, you know, in case I suddenly forget it. I also got drawn into Bath & Body Works by a $4 bin front and center.. I had a moment of weakness and thought about buying a new body wash - but I restrained myself and put it down. Their new stuff all smells relatively the same and I still have plenty of body wash to use up as it is; I don't need more! All in all the trip was productive, I got what I went there for and nothing else.
I had to stop at CVS to fill prescriptions I got from the dentist today (yay for painful dental work) and pick up some new mouthwash and another toothbrush. I also saw that Crest came out with a new toothpaste that protects against stomach acid, so I decided to buy that too. With my reflux as bad as it is little things like that can be the difference between cavities and no cavities. I didn't really need the toothpaste, but I consider it a justifiable expense. It's to further my (dental) health.
As for the rest of the day, I'm staying in. The novocaine's wearing off and I am sore.