I picked up a very hungover Steffi around 1pm, followed by Sven, then we drove to work so I could collect my bike.
Before heading home I remembered that the new Farin Urlaub single was released today. I'd planned to bike to Pressezentrum and spend all the cash I had in my wallet (~ 50€) on that single, and whatever Porcupine Tree CDs I'd find.
While waiting for a traffic light to turn green, it occured to me that I was right next to Saturn. That's basically on my way home anyway, while Pressezentrum is in the city. So I decided to go there instead. Went in, took a look at the mp3 players (The Sansa E280 is up to 120€ again from their sale a few months ago, when they sold it for 70€), then headed for the PorcTree CDs. I found 3 overpriced CDs, one of which I already have. So I didn't even bother to grab the Farin Urlaub single, and instead decided to go to Pressezentrum after all.
Once there though, it turned out that they're still redecorating, or something. Half the store is closed, and the rest is small, crowded, and not a lot of stuff is actually available. I couldn't find the single at all, and the PorcTree CDs were the same that Saturn had, for the same high price. Oh, and the latest EP (that's basically four tracks that didn't make it onto the album), for the price of a full album ...
Yeah. So I didn't leave any money there either.
Desperate, I tried Karstadt, but unsurprisingly, their media sections sucks big time. Not a single Porcupine Tree CD, and the only Farin Urlaub single I could find was Nichimgriff. The one released today was unavailable.
Well, at least I remembered to buy a pack of amarays which I'd meant to do for several months.
Now I'm back home, and kinda waiting for Steffi to call.
And I want PorcTree CDs dammit!
Something I noticed on the way home ... Lots of empty shops lately. There used to be a baby shop in my street (which, as it turns out, never sold any actual babies, just used clothes, toys etc for babies). That's empty and available for rent now. Same goes for the flower shop next to the super market. They're not closed yet, but there's a sign saying that it's for rent too.
And the second hand CD / vinyl shop in the city is gone too ):