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am i going to be owed bad karma for this day?

am i going to be owed bad karma for this day?

Shel isn't the only one who can indulge in major retail therapy.

We took the 45 minute drive out to Book Revue to pick up DJ's Ethan Allen book. While we were there, we also bought new copies of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy as well as The Hobbit. At some point I came across The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and remembered what that book meant to me in high school (whoso would be a man must be a non-conformist) so I picked that up also. We also bought the paperback version of Kavalier and Clay. We felt so good when we left the store that we decided to press our luck and go to the mall. This is never a good idea given that I hate both malls and people in general.

So we get to the mall, spend an hour finding a parking spot and then bulldoze our way through throngs of thirteen year old girls, all named Britney, all wearing midriff t-shirts with inappropriate sayings (i want your boyfriend) and carrying copies of Princess Diaries. We were there 2 hours and didn't kill anyone. Amazing.

Our final tally:

Evil Dead DVD, which we already had, but this one came in an Evil Dead tin lunch box

Army of Darkness Bootleg Edition DVD, which we wanted for so long but were unable to purchase

One hooded sweatshirt for me, allowing me to openly declare my love for 8 bit video games

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Ghost World and The Captain Underpants Extra Crunchy Book O Fun. I swear, that last one isn't for me. Really.

This is all on top of the package I received in the mail today from Jessica, containing five home-made cds, with beautiful covers and labels, that I will start listening to tonight, as soon as Army of Darkness is over. I can't decide whether to start with the one that has The Birthday Party on it or go straight to the one with Fear and Bad Brains and Killing Joke. Don't know if I am ready for a youthful indescretion flashback just yet.

As if the day wasn't good enough, we heard Faith No More on the radio not once, but twice, and neither time was the song Epic. You cannot beat that.

And that, my friends, is an outstanding day.

Oh yes. It occurred to me that I have never once posted a picture of myself on this page. So here and now, your one and only chance to view a cheesy, grainy, poorly lit cam picture of me.


psht, you are SO not 30something! you've been lying to us all along, haven't you? ;)

Normally, people on the net pretend to be younger than they are....not the other way round. ;)

(I want a webcam. Everyone else has one.)

No, no, they are all named Debbie.

I watched the Army of Darkness Bootleg last night with commentary on. You're in for a fun evening. Those guys could narrate a lawn-growing competition and make it interesting.

I just wish they'd included the original release ending, with Ash fighting the shemp in the S Mart.

Cool day...and you are sexy.

Everyone tell M to be a Blog Babe of the Week.

omg you got an ARMY OF DARKNESS LUNCH BOX!!!


Want one.

And: what Dave said. Oh man what a hoot.

I am so happy to assist in the getting on of a nostalgia groove.

Spending some quality time with Frank Miller is one of the best ways I can think of to spend the day. To also style in an Atari sweatshirt is bliss.

Not at all like I'd imagined you. Not at all. Very helpful.

I recently purchased the AOD Bootleg edition and the Special Edition Buckaroo Banzai and have somehow managed to misplace both, as yet unwatched, DVDs. It's driving me nuts!

I heart you. But only out of jealously.

P.S. I lost my virginity to "Midlife Crisis" about the same time I was reading The Hobbit AND Frank Miller.

So can I snag it here or are you emailing me a different one?

I was going to email you this one.

yay, michele. nice to see you.

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