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~~ Had a low key weekend. Mom was hoping to host a family get together on Christmas Eve but the scheduling didn't work so it was just the family + grandparents. It was nice.

~~ Played mah jong with bro, SIL & mom and I'm really bad at it LOL We all started with $5 in chips and after 2 nights, I was down to $1.70 :( Fun was had though. Guess SIL always wanted to play but there was never enough people (you need 4) so she was happy.

~~ Saw The Tourist and yeah, not so good.

~~ Decided to go to Yorkdale Mall for Boxing Day. OMG. We left around 7:45am and the exit ramp from the highway to get onto the street that takes you into the mall? Backed up. Unbelievable! We decided to get off at the next exit and double back. Never made it into the Burberry or Michael Kors stores due to lineups. We were gone by noon and all I bought were a pair of arm warmers. Headed back downtown around dinner time so I decided to pop into the Eaton Centre. Considering it was about a hour before closing, the mall was still quite full! The Eaton's shoe department was a disaster zone. I feel sorry for whomever has to put back all those shoes.

~~ I want a Longchamps Le Pliage handbag. It comes in purple :)

~~ Watched the Doctor Who Christmas special. LOVED IT. Was a tad disappointed it wasn't about an escaped Egyptian goddess on the Orient Express. In space. :P Michael Gambon was brilliant. The way "A Christmas Carol" was used was so smart. Matt Smith continues to be brilliant with kids. Not enough Amy & Rory but their honeymoon "costumes"! LOL Nice that London gets a break from alien-invested Christmases though.

~~ Shopping spree on Amazon.com this morning. Purchased SPN S5, Chuck S3, HIMYM S5, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia S5, Kyle XY S3 & Legend of the Seeker S1. All $14.99 or less!! Score! Couldn't believe SPN, Chuck & HIMYM were so cheap. They're all still in the $30s up here. Too bad Doctor Who was still expensive and why no sale for Bones S5? Even with the exchange and shipping, it'll come to about $20/DVD which is awesome.

~~ Thanks faninohio for the virtual gift ♥♥

~~ The downside of a new fandom -- Klaine/Criss Colfer -- is the amount of bad fic and I've read some baaaaaad ones. And what is with all these depressing fics?! Hopefully rec lists will start popping up.

~~ I've decided that I want to replace my mish mash of paperbacks of classic literature with cloth covered hardcover versions (something like this). They're just so pretty! Unfortunately, no series has all the books I want so they will be some mixing but I can live with that. I've actually wanted to do this for a long while but since I already own these books, it felt wasteful. However, this time, a co-worker told me her sister is looking to beef up their collection with classics for their children which is perfect. I guess anything they don't want, I can always donate.

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jenab
Dec. 28th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
I ventured out today for some Boxing Day sales and the mall was jammed packed by 1 pm. I did manage to get a couple of new tops for a good price.

I'll have to check out Amazon.com. The deals and prices at .ca are not very good, especially given how the dollar is basically at par with the US.

shing_
Dec. 28th, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
I'm going to check out the mall this afternoon. Maybe head up to Yorkville.

Yeah was not impressed with .ca. Thank goodness random poster made an entry in a Glee comm about S1 being on sale for $14.99 -- I already had it but I thought I would check what else was on sale. So glad that I did! Loving the virtually non-exchange factor right now!
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