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In which Jim makes a video: Carolinas, day two

This was posted originally at my WordPress blog, here.

First, a video of dubious quality. I’m only beginning to figure out my camera and iMovie. Perhaps some help from knowledgable YouTubers would be nice, but then I’d have to, you know, talk to people I don’t know. I don’t like doing that.

Today was a bit slower, with only a trip to a local mall to get batteries for my camcorder and clothes for the kiddos. No matter where I am, it seems that malls never change, and in fact have the same stores almost universally. The only malls I’ve seen that are any different from the usual pattern are the megamalls I’ve been in, namely the Mall of America and the Galleria–both of which have the typical stores and some other, more interesting places, particularly in the food court. Even if the mall is entirely outdoors, like the one I was at in San Diego back in August, it’s still the same–though that one did have a curry stand, which I did find unusual.

It does seem like a pattern is emerging: at the end of the month, I travel. Admittedly, last month did not see an adventure of this magnitude: it was just a small day trip to the north side of town back home. I’m beginning to learn to enjoy the travel, even if adventures make you late for dinner, and the food you eat makes you fat.

On the food front, I finally got in a serving of dairy again today–the first in three days, as until now, we’ve been running into places that serve only whole milk. Additionally, my uncle is a decent cook (better than my father, though things are occasionally a bit bland), but it does appear that the concept of filling but not energy dense food eludes him.

Tomorrow, we’ll be going to King’s Mountain. As such, I’ve got to get up early. Therefore, I’m going to try to be asleep by 10:00 local time, which is NOT the timestamp on this blog (since my webserver is in Central Time, and I’m not resetting my computers’ clocks. This is something I just have to keep in mind. I’m not adjusting to Eastern Time well at all–it’s too early to be so late.

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