For the record I didn't wear the hat or wig IN the store. Just the car. But yeah, I had decided I wasn't going to do the crazy crowds thing. Then I decided I couldn't wait. But I didn't want to wait in a line with bookstore people... I am okay with being a nerd but not ALONE. Yeah. So I thought, okay, just go to WalMart. They should have a ton of books and so less crazy lines. I was wrong.
They had lines. HUGE lines. I was in one a long time before finding out I didn't have a wristband and that I would not be IN that line, etc. It would be, like, 3 hours before I got a book if I did.
Then I had a stroke of genius... went to Smiths. Yes, the grocery store. MUCH shorter line, chatting with the people in the line (most of which had RESERVED books at Borders but had given up when their wristbands were not enough and they started calling NUMBERS on the wristbands.), decent prices ($20 or so with a Fresh Values card), and most importantly... SUCCESS!
Now. Don't bother me. I'm reading.