…first things first: I promise to blog more often. This last week was an anomoly. Somehow I let all seven days slip by without even the thought of an update. I enjoy coming here every day or two and sharing what’s new, what I’ve seen and enjoyed in the last week, and suchlike.
So let’s catch up:
We played Cranium WOW! and can already tell we’re going to need more cards since this will definitely be a favorite here. Heck, it’s so super we could even play it with just the four people who live here … though I think it will be even superer with extra players. The Target near the “good mall” in Asheville has this version (with 600 different cards!) marked down to $15.99 (it’s full price online and at the Airport Road Target) but we couldn’t quite swing it this month. I’ll keep looking at thrift shops each weekend.
Speaking of thrift shops, Marc and I are hitting (at least) one thrift shop each weekend in our search for … who knows? This weekend Marc was the big winner. He found this too-bizarre-for-words box with the logo and photos from The Sopranos on the front. The back had descriptions in what we think was Vietnamese, French and (very broken and misspelled) English, describing the story of the Monkey King, and his trek back to India. The back of the box indicated it was a region 1 DVD set, with Hindi soundtrack. The DVDs inside indicated they were playable in the US. It contained, it appeared, 5 seasons of The Sopranos. And it was $12. So we bought it. We’ve watched on DVD so far, and while we can’t figure out how to turn off the subtitles (English), the DVD does appear to be the English version of The Sopranos. Retail value of all five seasons? Approximately $250.
We also hit the new Humane Society thrift here in Hendersonville. I picked up a wallpaper sample book ’cause I’m going to make nifty envelopes, bags and other wrapping materials out of it. This is something I’ve wanted to do ever since someone gave Els a gift at her 16th birthday party that was contained in a wallpaper gift bag. Yes, it’s taken me this long to find a sample book.
Arlette, Jessi and I all met Robyn (from our old office) at Tamarind off Airport Road for lunch this past week. It was S-U-P-E-R. In fact, I think this is the place we ought to always meet people from Asheville for lunch. I had the Pad Thai, everyone else had (something) on rice. All were declared “excellent”. I can’t wait to share this place with Marc!