Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Things I recently bought: Vol. 2

People who know me know I am a huge Tori Amos fan and have been for half my life. I think a large portion of my brain is dedicated to her songs as I own every CD she has released and have quite a collection of B-sides.

When I learned of Comic Book Tattoo, I pre-ordered a limited edition copy for less than $100 (retail $149.99). I am actually amazed that Amazon came through given that there were only 1,000 copies released. Tori has some psychotic fans so I was convinced they would be sold out as other distributors already were weeks before the release date.

But the book actually came. I was hesitant to remove the plastic wrap but needed to validate its authenticity and make sure I got what I paid for. Once I saw that the signature was actually real, I could not believe that I managed to get a copy. I have copy #448, signed and numbered by Tori.

Even though MKD is not a collector like me, she suggested I buy an additional paperback copy to read/thumb through/loan out so nothing happens to the limited edition hardcover. That turned out to be a wonderful idea as the limited edition is currently selling for $599 and $695 from two sellers on Amazon, and is about $250+ on eBay with days left of bidding.

Totally awesome.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Things I recently bought: Vol. 1

People who know me know I have an affinity towards shiny, stabbity things like knives, swords, daggers, etc., and have acquired quite a few in my life. I am not sure where the attraction began or why, but it is just something that has always been. Generally, I have carried a knife on me since high school and find it comes in handy frequently. I have never actually stabbed someone, but have the means to do so, which does provide a strange comfort.


My newest addition was found in Target out of all places. I came across it and just had to have it.

For about 10 bucks, it was quite a deal and one of the cheapest knives I have ever bought. Serrated edges are my blade of choice, and belt clips are a must have. Coupled with its sleek design and solid craftsmanship, this has become one of my favorite knives. It’s an ideal size for carrying around (even in small pockets often found in women’s clothing) and fits perfectly in my hand.

Here’s a shot with a quarter for reference of size.

Swoon. After all these years, my boy brain has yet to desist.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008


While at work, I noticed something strange about my calendar for the month of August…

There are absolutely no noteworthy days in the month of August.

No holidays, no remembrances, nothing. All I have is the phases of the moon and that’s it. All the day boxes are blank. It’s hard to believe that August is the only month of the year that does not have any significant days in the U.S. (or Canada).

Oddly enough, August is the month where the most birthdays fall of the people I know. I can think of at least 10 people off the top of my head and I am sure there are more I am just forgetting. So Happy Birthday to all you born in August! I am sure there are a gazillion of you based on my biased sampling.
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