Sunday, May 23, 2010

Fun new stuff

I was in Melbourne this past weekend. And it worked out pretty damned well for me - I was able to get two things I've been hunting for for quite a while now. First off, I was able to get these boots:

They're awesome. I first saw them when I was in Hobart for work a couple of weeks ago. But I didn't have the time to try them on or the capacity to actually get them back to Canberra, given that I only had hand luggage with me. So I went searching for them in Canberra. Only to discover that they didn't have them in my size - only in a half a size too small. Which made me sad...... So on Saturday, I dragged my mum out to Donny Shoppoland (also known as Westfield Doncaster) where I was thrilled to find that Myer had a pair in my size. And a sale offering 30% off boots. So not only was I able to get my boots, but I saved myself $60. Score!!!

Then, on the way back to the car, we passed the L'Occitane shop. And I figured I'd go in and see if I could find the best lip gloss I've ever had. It's their cherry blossom lip gloss, and it's completely awesome:

Again, I've been searching for it for a while. Mine has nearly run out, so I was somewhat devastated when the Canberra store told me that not only did they not have any, but that they weren't getting any more in. So when I was at Melbourne Airport on the way home from Hobart, I tried the L'Occitane store at the airport. They didn't have any either. And then I checked the L'Occitane website to see if I could get any there. And it didn't exist. So I'd pretty much given up hope by Saturday. But the store at good old Donny Shoppoland? They had a ton of them.

So I bought three. Just to make sure that I don't have to repeat the search any time in the foreseeable future..............

And then I got back to Canberra today to find this waiting in the mailbox for me - a belated birthday present from Cas:

For those who aren't aware, Dr Horrible is a character created by the total genius Joss Whedon during the writers' strike a couple of years ago in the series Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, which was released on the Internet. It stars two of my favourites - Neil Patrick Harris as Dr. Horrible, and Nathan Fillion as Captain Hammer. So the knowledge that they've made a comic book makes me ridiculously happy.

Especially when it finishes with images like this:

I love that the comic version still looks like Nathan Fillion. Just like how the characters in the Buffy season 8 comics and the Firefly comics still look like the original actors who played them. It gives a nice sense of continuity. Now to head to the Dark Horse website and investigate whether there are any other Dr. Horrible comics in the pipeworks!! Thanks Cas!!!!!! :D

Yes. I'm a nerd. I know. But trust me - if you haven't already, check out Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. It's genius!!

K :) xx

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