We went on. My dad got his monitor to work again all by himself, so the graphics card I bought last week wasn't needed after all. Instead, he wanted to get to work with an external harddisk, so I exchanged the card against an external 3.5" harddisk enclosure. Pretty snazzy box, it even comes with a stand! Perhaps I should get one too, for the 40GB harddisk I still have lying around.
We also walked into the opticiens-store where I got my current glasses a few years back. The store has a new owner, and... I don't know. He's too smooth-talking, too plastic, too commercial. Oh, and if you're an optician, and you fit people with glasses and thus spend a lot of time with your face close to their faces? Try a breath mint once in a while... He also went on a whole rant to klik about soft contact lenses, and how she should really get better (and more expensive ones!), yadda yadda yadda. Gah.
Anyway, we got a pair of frames that looked nice and got my eyes measured. As was to be expected, they got slightly worse since the last measurement (which was quite a few years back). In a week, I'll have my new glasses -- and then I intend to never set foot in that store again. Blergh.
We also bought shoes for me -- at the outlet store. I usually buy Panama Jacks, for EUR 200, but now I have shoes by Reporter that look almost the same and they cost only EUR 60... Spot the difference! Oh, and I also bought gloves, because the mornings are getting decidedly chilly...