I milled around with everybody else for a little bit after the power went out. Apparnetly most of the other people have backup power supplies, so i should go talk to the IT guy about that at some point.
However after about 10 minutes of that i decided to go get some lunch.
I went to In-N-Out and found that it was very crowded. From what i overhead some other people saying, apparently today is Lincon's birthday and a lot of schools got the day off.
After eating lunch i decided to go to a bookstore for a little bit since i had no idea how long it would take them to get the power back on and i'd spent well less than an hour eating.
After driving around the mall for a bit i found a Barnes and Nobles bookstore.
I went to the science fiction section, and there was a really cure girl sitting on the floor reading one of the books. She had long straight black hair, and was wearing glasses and jeans and a t-shirt type thing and had black boots on.
After looking at the shelves for five or ten minutes i managed to work up the courage to ask her what she was reading. I was a Mercedes Lackey novel, so i asked if she's read the rest in that series/universe, and she quietly answered that she'd read most of them. I made a couple of comments about the books, some of which she quietly and (as far as i could tell) disinterestedly responded to..
So i felt more and more akward trying to come up with stuff to say, so after about a half dozen sentences i just trailed off.
But at least i tried, that's supposed to be worth something, right? Last time i'll do that for awhile i think. =P
On the plus side, i found a remake (rewrite?) of Michael Flynn's "In the Country of the Blind" that's removed a lot of the inconsitencies of the old version (which was apparently compiled together from a couple of short stories) and added an essay at the end. This is a really really _really_ cool book, and the only copy i have as a falling apart paperback that i got at a library book sale.
Unfortunatly it was also only in hardback, but i decided that it was so cool that i wanted to get it anyway. That and that i decided that if i was going to talk to this girl then at least if i was holding a book of my own she would have the opportunity to ask me about it if she wanted an excuse to keep talking.