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I am a hoarder of receipts. I keep all my debit card receipts at least until they've gone through the bank - longer if I think there's anything there that I might conceivably want to return - and I make most of my purchases with the debit card these days, so that means I keep practically everything. And I'm not at all good about going through and tossing them as often as I should. This morning I grabbed a handful off the bottom of the stack, and it turned out to go back to 2004. Then I have to go & get all nostalgic over the damn receipts, at least if they remind me of a dinner or even a shopping trip that I especially enjoyed.

Tony's Family Restaurant, Sealy TX - Christmas Eve 2004 - 20.24 (This was lunch on the way to Austin. This place was clearly where the locals hung out.)

Cheesecake Factory, Austin - Christmas Eve 2004 - $123.30
(We must have paid for everybody and people paid us back. I know we didn't pick up the whole check!)

Chuy's, Barton Springs Rd, 12/26/04
I wanted to go someplace "Austin" before we left, as I recall. (I think in my mind that meant Chuy's or Threadgill's or Kerbey Lane Cafe, someplace like that.)


Then there was a handful from Bryan, last September. That means it was the Rita evacuation.
Sam's Club, a membership plus 62.36 in merchandise (this was on the way up)
Half-Price Books 56.80
Jason's Deli, Luby's - My aunt cooked for everybody but we kept going out to eat just to escape, occcasionally
Exxon - I remember that we were really worried about being able to get gas - but it was never a problem (2.75 a gallon, btw)
Wal-Mart, Friendswood - on the way home. We were afraid the stores in Galveston wouldn't have any food, and from what I heard, we were probably right. We bought Miracle Whip - presumably because we'd have to throw out what we already had, the power had been out - water, lunchmeat, milk, Cokes - the basics. I remember how happy we were to get home.
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