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Sunday, May 28, 2006


Europa Boulevard

"Every once in a while, you've got to treat yourself." That's what my mother would always tell me everytime I felt guilty about spending money on myself.

Today was definitly a day where I treated myself.

I headed down to Edmonton to see X-Men: The Last Stand. As I've said to many people, I've been there opening weekend for the other two...I gotta be there opening weekend for the last one!

But first I had to go browsing through HMV.

Now, over the past year...well, really, ever since I got back from Japan, and I've been deprived of a steady source of income, I've been taking it easy on my DVD shopping. I've got this backlog of DVDs I want. So, at HMV, for the first time ever, I felt OK to buy some DVDs.

First thing I bought was Serenity, Joss Whedon's big screen version of his short-lived TV show. And, I've been waiting so long, that it was in HMV's "2 for $30" bin. Regular price was $24.99, so I thought, "May as well get one more for $5." So I picked up Wallace and Grommit in Three Amazing Adventures, which is the compilation of all 3 Wallace and Grommit short films.

And then, as I was walking towards the exit, there it was, newly marked down to $25. Firefly: The Complete Series. I thought, "May as well get Joss Whedon's WHOLE sci-fi epic." So I did.

Then I went and saw X-Men: The Last Stand. I'll be writing a complete review after this blog entry. In a nutshell: I got the same vibe from this that I got from, say, the final episode of Justice League Unlimited...that feeling where the makers went, "This is going to be the last one, so forget character! Let's just cram in all the cool shit was always wanted to put in, but never had time for!" I'd say it's a notch down from X2, but definitly on-par with - and maybe above - the first one.

West Edmonton Mall
Then I left the Mall and went up the street to Future Shop. There was something there waiting for me....

Once upon a time, about a year and a half ago, I made a solemn vow. With my first paycheque in radio, I'd buy The Ultimate Matrix Collection, that massive, 10-disc boxed set of the entire Matrix trilogy. And I knew that Future Shop has it for the best price.

Guess what I bought at Future Shop?

I was just about ready to head home to Atha-B, but you know me, I had to go across the street to Toys R Us and see if there was anything new to add to my collection.

And there was.

They've just begun this line of action figures called DC Comics Superheroes. It's DC's answer to those Marvel Legends figures...nothing but very accurate, highly posable representations of your favourite characters.

Toys R Us finally restocked. I got me Batman and Supergirl.

Everyone needs a day like this once in a while...where they go out and spend too much money on themselves. Nothing wrong with that...as long as they don't become a habit.

Anyway, I'm going to go write that review of X-Men: The Last Stand, then fire up The Matrix.

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