Grand Theft Video
I watched the rain for a bit, dicking around on Twitter, then finally decided that since there wasn't any real lightning or evident danger of the electricity getting zapped that I was probably safe to hop online and poke around for a bit. I finally headed back to bed shortly before 7:00, as the rain had begun to taper off a bit.
The wife ran the Yorkie to the Groomer shortly after she got up, I drug myself from the bed shortly afterward. I had managed to get about 8 hours of rest, though it was broken up into annoying blocks of sleep rather than any extended sleep that might allow for relaxation.
I made some coffee and was online when the wife came home, she retired to the bedroom to check her own e-mail on the laptop. We eventually went and grabbed a late lunch, ran a few errands and then I was settling in on the computer again to do some updating of the blog links when I got a call from El Vox.
He had been in the Odessa Big Lots and noted the arrival of another wave of stuff I'd been on the lookout for, which included the Tales From The Crypt seasons for only $3 each. I had been holding out hope that these would eventually trickle into this area, so I split for Odessa immediately to pick these up. I tried to call Macguffin on my drive, but never got him on the phone, so I listened to this week's Outside The Cinema on the drive, then got a call from Mac himself. As it turned out, he was at the store in question, so I asked if he'd be kind enough to grab a set of the TFTC stuff aside for me and allow me to meet him there, which he agreed to do.
I picked up Vox and we met Mac at the store, I happily took possession of my pile of goodies, then we shopped around a bit before finally getting in the non moving check-out lines to get the hell out of there. Mac agreed to meet us back at Vox's place and visit for a bit, so we headed over there and chilled for a bit. We couldn't really all get on the same page as to a choice for dinner, so Mac eventually split for home while Vox started preparing his meal at the house. I was still relatively full from my late lunch, so I headed home shortly thereafter to leave Vox to eat in peace.
The wife and I both ended up eating a bowl of cereal for our late dinner while watching The Soup and whatever snarky TV-related comedy show comes on after it. I sat through Chelsea Handler's standard unfunny opening (again) and then called it a night.
The web this evening tells me that the merchandise I've been buying in large piles from Big Lots is most likely a portion of stuff Warner Brothers Home Video had subcontracted a private company to destroy (for whatever reason), which was instead sold to numerous discount chains around the nation, flooding the market with these 'too good to be true' deals. Warner is currently suing them, as this constitutes outright theft (they presented faked 'destroyed' documentation?), which has online speculators saying that this most likely means the end of any decent bargains at Big Lots and the like, which honestly, in some ways is a relief. I've spent waaay too much money there in recent months because 'it's such a good deal, how can I pass it up?', which I know is ridiculous even as I'm reaching for the wallet, but such is the nature of the collector.
I'm out kids.
Be seeing you.
Tag, you're it, Baggy Eyes! Shitty Weather, Yorkie, Groomer, Lunch, Shopping, Television, Tales From The Crypt, DVD, Podcasts, Outside The Cinema, The Soup, Chelsea Handler