Category Archives: Books

Final Trip to Daiso or “I warm your ankle up by whole my body.”

All of my stuff in bags!

All of my stuff in bags!

Daiso in Bellis Fair closed permanently on Saturday last weekend, and it was quite the staggering loss for Aaron and I. So we coped with it the best way we could; spending three hours wandering around the store, picking up useful and not so useful items. Not to mention reading all of the wonderful Engrish stamped on nearly all of their products. I walked away with two ginormous bags full of stuff. After that we stopped off at  Target so I could buy a rice cooker. And this is what is looks like laid out on my floor. My apartment is slowly becoming an emporium of wonderful things. Once I’ve organized everything I’ll have to post a walkthough (I swear, it’s going to happen).

All of my stuff on the floor!

All of my stuff on the floor!

roll14-146Anyhoo, back to my glorious purchases. I took pictures of the things I’m super excited for. Namely, my super awesome can’t live without potato and onion bag! I mean come on, who needs ugly potatoes sitting out open in their  plastic bag, or better yet rotting away in some cabinet (trust me on this you do NOT want the latter to happen).  I can’t tell you how many potatoes have grown into a high school science fair lesson in biology and chemistry in my 2.5 years of being on my own. So I found that this bag was a must and I quickly bought it. Now all I need is some potatoes…or onions.

roll14-148Next up. Cute! Sponge! I bought one for my sister too. I also bought a sponge holder, because I need cute household products in order for me to have the slightest drive to keep my apartment orderly. Seriously, if you came in my apartment you wouldn’t know if a woman or man lived there besides alloftheunderwearlayingaroundonthefloor, what were we talking about? Right. roll14-149Cat towels. Got one right the stove. I haven’t decided if it’s just going to be decorative or for actual cleaning, but I’ll cross that bridge when I get a major spill, which should be, like, this week sometime.

I also bought three pairs of chopsitcks, one set  was a bright yellow like sunshine and came in a carrying case. They are my favorite and will be going with me everywhere I go.

And this. Oh you’ll get to know all about this real soon.

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Fallout 3…Feeding the Video Game Addiction

The goodies.

Yesterday I went to GameStop yesterday to pick up Fallout 3 and as I updated on my Twitter page added to the list of games that I won’t play for a very long time, I am still excited about the purchase. I’m playing a lot of Fable 2 and really don’t have a ton of time to spread between three expansive rpgs, so I passed Fallout 3 to Aaron until I’m ready to play. Splurging on the collector’s edition was a great boon, however. Just look at what it contained.

I bought it mainly for the bobblehead and it, of course, is awesome. But, I also bought it for the awesome tin lunchbox that came along with it (guess I got a new lunch pail for work!). Also came along with it was a stunning art book. It details all of the landscape, creatures and characters in the game. Although I’d have say that this game is wee bit more gruesome for my tastes once I complete a few more games I’m really excited to jump in and play. See all the goodies below.

Fall and Winter Booklist

It’s Autumn, the economy is taking a nose dive and it’s getting colder…so it’s time to pick up a book (or 10) and get lost in it all.

I’ve been into H.P. Lovecraft as of late and decided to do some research on the background of the Cthulhu Mythos on Wikipedia. When on Wikipedia one can go from link to link to link and after a few clicks I ended up with a comprehensive Fall/Winter booklist and was prompted by Kevin to share it.

I’d like to call it: Lauren’s Fall/Winter Booklist of Post-Apocalyptic Fun Time Stories! Surely it’ll be less depressing than reality.

The House on the Borderland
Level 7
Alas, Babylon
The Road
The Postman
Children of the Dust
Warday
Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb
The Penultimate Truth
The Jungle
The World Jones Made