When I get a little money, I buy books
This Erasmus quote fit my day perfectly. Rand and I drove to the east bay to do some browsing in the 'burbs. After we parked in one neighborhood, we were walking along and I looked down to see a little wad of cash. Expecting to find a dollar or two, I was surprised to find $17. Score!
In order to appease the karma gods, though, I decided to pass along these serendipitous funds to a local independent bookseller. So, I ducked into Diesel Books. On their new tables, I noticed this lovely book by Neruda. It's a new translation of Fin de mundo and the first time it's been translated in its entirety in English. Double score!!
Random cash + independent bookstore + poetry = the best use of unexpected cash I can think of.
What would you spend $17 on?