Today was a pretty good Saturday overall -- I had a good time at the mall. Weather was a vast improvement over December's trip.
-M2: I know, it was in the 40s! That's practically a heat wave these days!-
Tell me about it! Anyway, I hit all my usual shops. I hit Borders first, and used my gift card to buy a book:Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
-TTV: . . . What?-
Somebody rewrote P & P to include zombie mayhem. I read the first few pages, and it looks FUCKING HILARIOUS. There's just something about Victorian-age women talking about fighting ZOMBIES that's really, really funny. The cover though, as you can see, is rather gruesome. Freaked my mom out.
-VD: I'm a little surprised it has no apparent effect on you.-
-TTV: *polite cough*-
-VD: . . . Good point.-
*snork* Anyway, I made a quick circuit of Hot Topic -- nothing there -- before hitting Newbury. They'd changed the store's layout, so I spent some time just wandering around and getting used to the new floor plan. Then I managed to blow my entire gift card (and then some) on three items:
Asylum Escape Sarah and T-1000. There was actually another set of T-2 mates (Motorcycle T-1000 and Battle-Damaged Sarah, but I decided to draw the line there)
G-2 era Ray and a glow-in-the-dark Slimer. I saw these before, and I couldn't help but fall in love with them. Besides, the other Bustermates need their "team pet." (There were also a set of ugly-looking creatures that were apparently from the GAME -- I decided to skip them because they actually managed to creep me out)
The GOOD DVD copy of Up
. This is the purchase that caused me to go over -- I was determined to get the version of Up
that had more extras than just the two shorts Pixar puts on every DVD (the theatrical short and the movie companion short). Of course, the good copy was more expensive, but what are you gonna do?
-M: No Alice or Corpse Bride stuff, huh?-
Eh, I wasn't really expecting any. I really did get into both fandoms waaaay too late.
-HD: Be of good cheer -- you're getting a sequel to the former, which could mean more toys.-
True! Or maybe a re-release of the old ones. Either way.
Anyway, after that was lunch at the Subway in the food court, then up to Dave and Buster's for games. Played some more Arcade Guitar Hero -- I'm actually getting really good at Beginner (the stage where you just use the strum bar). Got 95% on both songs I attempted. Also kicked ass at Mario Kart again, but I've had lots of practice on that.
-VD2: You know, for all your reluctance to get the behind the wheel of an actual car, you seem to have a soft spot for driving games.-
Hey, in driving games, if you crash, nobody actually gets hurt. Real-life crazy drivers are dangerous.
-D: She's got you there.-
Yeah. Anyway, finished off the trip with a hot chocolate from Ben & Jerry's. Which was tasty, but kept trying to go down the wrong pipe. (Also burned my tongue on it, but that seems to happen with EVERY cup of hot chocolate I get that isn't homemade.) So yeah, a good trip.
-OD: Even if it did result in more toys you have no room for.-
At the nonce -- I'm doing some more shelf-cleaning tomorrow. I've got a few ideas on how I could rearrange some stuff. . . .
In other news, Simon's had a lovely welcome to the Nexus, and I actually inspired someone to go watch the music videos he's from, plus "Geeks In Love" because that's cool too (and by the same people). Incidentally, I noticed something interesting about the latter video -- in the opening credits, the Too Much Spare Time Animation picture shows Simon and his squid! I'd noticed the squid before, but never Simon.
-RPD: *chuckles* I suppose this means you've settled on the idea of the boy from that couple being Simon's younger brother?-
Yup! They actually do look a little alike -- both red-heads with big noses. So yes, the boy from "Geeks In Love" is Carey Casey Garfunkle. Simon's parents weren't exactly good at naming kids, as you can see.
Also, I do believe I owe you guys fic. I'll be putting the Victor/Alice stuff in a post after this one (since I have to do the table as well), but you have have your Drabbles88 here. Warning, this one's a little on the depressing side:( Drabbles88 -- Prompt 71 )
All right, this entry's gone on long enough -- I have a table to fix up. Onward!