but mainly the books:
I got myself a copy of The Last Good Time and Good Evening Mr. & Mrs. America, and All the Ships at Sea, by Richard Bausch. I’m already halfway through The Last Good Time. Bausch is an amazingly tender and insightful author. You should read him.
You will note that all my links are to Powell’s, and not a certain other online bookstore, that’s because Powell’s is awesome, they have tons of used as well as new books. I got these two books for seven bucks, and they’re the lovely, old, love-tattered paperbacks that I love the bestest.