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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Ride With Hitler

Ride With Hitler
Originally uploaded by 82jp.
Greg Benoit took this photo in the Museum of American History. Ahh, those crazy Americans and their propaganda...
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Friday, March 17, 2006

Lucky charms Will Be the Death of Me

I love Lucky Charms. Those little marshmallows just kill me. I love how in milk they get softer on the outside but still crunchy at the core- perfectly sweet. Well, today at work someone made Lucky Charms marshmallow treats for St. Patty's Day. I couldn't stop eating them. Something about the birghtly-colored, crunchy marshmallow bits mixed with the melted marshmallow... I'm swooning just thinking about it right now, despite the fact that I've eaten enough to feel a little sick to my stomach.
I'm trying to control my calorie intake to shed a few of the pounds I put on while working on my Master's degree, and, thaks to those Lucky Charms marshmallow treats, I have used up my allottment for the day. I will regret it later, I'm certain. But right now, with that sticky goodness still lingering on my tongue, I am a happy man.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Boba Boba Boba

I was very excited to find die cast Boba Fett figures at Target today on my lunch break- one was a silver coated limited edition. Of course, I really don't need to be spending any more money on Star Wars stuff at all, but for Boba Fett, how can I not make an exception? And, damn them, they keep coming up with more and more new cool stuff! the first thing I look for is still the 3 3/4" figures, but since Target doesn't restock the them nearly as often as they did for Episode III, a trip to the store is usually disappointing. But I'll say this: the new wave of Star Wars Transformers (Slave I, baby!), the Titanium Die Cast ships (very cool- I can't seem to keep myself from buying them all) and now these Die Cast figures all have still made my recent trips worth the time.
An interesting side note: every so often I'll bump into fellow collectors at the store and it's always interesting to chat with them for a while. Some are more obsessive than others and some won't shut up, but it feels strangely good to think that I'm a part of this huge collector's community, despite the fact that much of the time that I spend looking for collectibles is solitary. One guy I met told me that there's a Rochester area collector's discussion group at (great site for many reasons), but I haven't checked it out yet. It was cool that he told me about it- he told me his screen name, too. Unfortunately, however, he had arrived at Target in time to get the only Utapau clone trooper (orange repaint of ROTS #41) on the rack! I had to settle for Sora Bulq, which I only sort of wanted- but it was better than going away empty-handed after those few moments of burning envy :). Oh well. You win some, you lose some. I have a lot of stuff that other collectors would envy. You still have to know when to let go.