Well, let's see what I have to talk about tonight:
My Digital Camera Sucks...
At least when it comes to taking pictures at the zoo, anyway. Jessi and I headed up to Seattle this morning to go to Woodland Park Zoo, which neither of us had been to for quite some time. I took 66 pictures with my digital camera, and we obviously should've taken Jessi's newer, more powerful camera -- for many of the photos were out of focus or the flash glared on the glass. There were about a dozen or so photos that came out acceptable to my eye. Still, we did enjoy ourselves!
Archie McPhee's -- Coolest Store in Seattle?
Well, I think so, anyway... maybe it's because I only manage to visit their store once a year. I figured as long as we were going to Woodland Park, we may as well stop at Archie McPhee's while we were at it! One incentive to go was their coupon of the month, available on their website -- September's coupon was for a free monkey wearing a fez bobble-head with any purchase, and mine is going to be going with me to the office on Monday (Jessi didn't want it in the living room, and it doesn't really fit with the other stuff in my home office). I did pick up a few things for my office collectibles, though... an Incredible Hulk small plastic barely poseable figure (he comes with a wall to bust apart when you press a button on his back), and a Justice League Superman plastic statuette that was apparently originally free in certain Post cereals!
Unfortunately, neither of those items are available on the website, probably due to the low pricepoint or low stock... so if you're interested in these, get thee hence to their store!
There were a number of other goodies I was tempted to get there, too... some figural Dracula and Frankenstein mugs (for only about $9 each -- also not for sale on the website), and a number of J.P. Patches items (if you don't know who J.P. is, I feel sorry for ya -- you must not've grown up in the Tacoma-Seattle area!).
Recently Purchased at Big Lots
Friday morning, ere I went to work, I stopped at Big Lots, primarily to get some socks, and I also picked up the DVD of Looney Tunes: Back in Action for $5. Haven't watched it yet, don't have high hopes for it, but it's the only new Bugs Bunny et al production for some time, and could be the last for a very long time!
Did I Happen to Mention...?
...that the local Mega Foods has closed down here... and in its place will be a Grocery Outlet one of these days?
I love shopping at Grocery Outlet (heck, I love shopping at all these outlet/clearance stores)... I can almost always find great deals on stuff I'd normally buy at the regular grocery stores anyway (such as multipacks of Kudos snack bars, for example), plus there's the occasional collectible-type item available there (like the Popeye video I mentioned a while back). The only problem is, Olympia's only Grocery Outlet is on the other side of town, so I'm glad there'll be a closer location -- and it's near the Big Lots and one of the Dollar Tree locations, too!
Good News for Krypto
And for myself, KO, and Jessi, too -- the local Pet Spa will, once again, be sponsoring the Bones & Treats doggy Halloween function this year! So I didn't waste my money buying boots for the Superman costume after all (although I hear that Olympic Cards & Comics -- who's having a barbeque on Sunday -- is planning some kind of Halloween thing, too).
Recorded, But Not Yet Watched
This week's Fantastic Four animated episode, as well as Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo. Chances are, this is the last of this Teen Titans interpretation there'll be, at least in animated form -- although I am looking forward to DC's direct-to-DVD videos that have been announced. We'll probably watch those sometime on Sunday.
This Week's Cover Stories Column
At WF Comics features the topic dreams -- check it out, why don't ya?
Some Time This Week, Maybe...
I'll be doing a linkdump post, offering up my choices for the best in daily destinations for the comics geek... blogs and news pages, as well as probably some other stuff!
And that's all for tonight!
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