1.) No matter how much I desire to complete the pre-first class of the semester readings... it is NOT worth it to try to go the bookstore on the first day of classes. Not worth it.
2.) No matter how awful standing in line for hours may be... the look on the (2) separate undergrads faces that rang up only half of my books this semester-- priceless. "Wow, that's a lot of reading!" lol- it was only 9 books! that may be the most gratifying experience of my graduate career thus far.
(Can you tell I'm easily pleased?)
Oh, and btw- I'm going back later in the week to get the second half of my books... hehehe.