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Hanging Out at the Mall

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Bungo and I went to Staples in Richmond this morning to order the filing cabinet. It'll be delivered on Tuesday. Yay! We also picked up hanging file folders and label tabs.

Then we went to Yaohan to get his CompTic (Japanese gaming magazine from Iwase Books). Even at 1100h, it was starting to get crowded. After that, we drove over to Lansdowne mall and had a Butter Chicken & Rice lunch at Curry Express. I've gotten Bungo hooked on Butter Chicken. Mwahahaha! >=} I suggested that we go home for lunch because there were piles and piles of leftovers, but he play-pouted and play-whined until I said, "Look, you're the one driving."

We decided to walk around the mall, make fun of things and laugh. We did a once-over at the Dollar Store - notebooks that didn't pass quality control, chipped and warped looking mugs, "lemon" tea that had pictures of limes on the box, and various strange toys, we laughed at not feeling safe getting consumeable foodstuffs at a place like The Dollar Store. =D

We saw a gumball machine that gives little ceramic mugs in eggs for a twooney. The mugs are 1-1/4" high and they have Winnie the Pooh characters on them. I got Kanga. =)

We went into Toys-Backwards-R-Us just to look around. We saw picture frames with common boys' names on them and kinda talked about what we wanted to name our children. He didn't like this one; I didn't like that one; this one has too much religious overtones; "Christian? How about we name our son 'Buddhist' instead? or 'Roman Catholic'? He can be 'Ro' for short." And on and on it went.

We finally found one that we both liked better than any of the other ones by far. It was blank. =D So, we go off on this whole new joke that we'll just call him "The Child". =D

A little further down, someone had misplaced a bicycle horn. It's one of those really loud ones that are usually on clown bicycles. Bungo has to squeeze it and make a huge noise. A little boy, his mother and his Aunt were walking behind us. The little boy decides that he has to have a go at the horn too. His mother barks at him, "Hey, DON'T do what THAT MAN did!!"... she turns to us and goes "I'm just kidding! =D"

We went around and looked at random things. We saw construction toys from Tonka and some that were labelled "Home Depot" sets with child sized monkey wrenches, rachets, screwdrivers, etc. I haven't actually tried using them, so I couldn't speak to the quality of their tools, but they looked pretty sturdy and like they could actually be used in real life. I had a set of 8 mini screwdrivers with different heads when I was 12 for Electronics. I can't remember what age they were tagged for, but I wouldn't want my little girl unscrewing an electric socket with those... =P

Bungo and I both agreed that kids have some really interesting toys nowadays. And the first person to buy our kids Barbie gets a box of salted slugs for Christmas. =)


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bellacrow
Feb. 10th, 2002 07:23 pm (UTC)
or drums, people who buy your kid(s) drums must suffer ;-)
bride
Feb. 11th, 2002 08:18 am (UTC)
Re: Drums
Heh, yeah =)
piyomomo
Feb. 10th, 2002 09:44 pm (UTC)
can i get your kids playdoh?
or some clay pottery set? hehehe...
bride
Feb. 11th, 2002 04:35 pm (UTC)
I think the other stipulation is that they play with your gifts at your house >=D
xinit
Feb. 11th, 2002 12:27 am (UTC)
They're not pre-salted slugs, are they? I mean, that takes all the fun out of it... It's much more fun adding the salt yourself and watching them boil and writhe.
bride
Feb. 11th, 2002 10:02 am (UTC)
We'll have to think of something else for you and Nico. =D But you guys don't strike me as the type to inflict Barbie on other people's kids anyway =) =)
green_paper
Feb. 11th, 2002 09:10 am (UTC)
You two frequent Lansdowne Mall quite often, eh? Back in December, do you remember seeing anything... special... in the windows where Bonkers used to be?
bride
Feb. 11th, 2002 10:01 am (UTC)
Re:
Yeah, we tend to like Lansdowne better. Bungo's family used to run a fast food joint there, so he likes going there. It's bigger, wider, roomier and cleaner. It's never crowded. =) There's always TONS of parking and the parking stall lines are drawn much wider.

Yes, I know that means no one ever wants to hang out there, but... *shrug*...

Bonkers is gone, if that's what you're talking about. There's nothing in its place at the moment and there are just decorations in the windows. I don't remember if there was anything in it in December...
green_paper
Feb. 11th, 2002 12:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we tend to like Lansdowne better. Bungo's family used to run a fast food joint there, so he likes going there. It's bigger, wider, roomier and cleaner. It's never crowded. =) There's always TONS of parking and the parking stall lines are drawn much wider.

Yep, I like Lansdowne too - and their toy selection is much better than Richmond Centre! I don't like crowded places to begin with. And the parking there is great!

Bonkers is gone, if that's what you're talking about. There's nothing in its place at the moment and there are just decorations in the windows. I don't remember if there was anything in it in December...

*sigh* Does that mean you missed the big LEGO display in the windows?!
piyomomo
Feb. 11th, 2002 12:47 pm (UTC)
yeah yeah yeah... WE KNOW about the LEGO display.. *eyes roll up* j/k!

isn't that why u missed my drinking fest? hahah
green_paper
Feb. 11th, 2002 01:02 pm (UTC)
Ahh you've decided to wake up now, eh? :P

isn't that why u missed my drinking fest? hahah

Yeah that's right! Although I *do* want to see you all drunk... Haha!
piyomomo
Feb. 11th, 2002 01:11 pm (UTC)
Re:
actually i was drunk once in my life. and that
s probably the last time!

i rembr i had 17 or 18 tequila shots and i was still sober (maybe a little drizzed) until Jay ho ho decided to finish me off and gave me 151s. vodka and tequila and other stuff mysteriously disappear in my body just like the hot pot food you ate last time. =P
green_paper
Feb. 11th, 2002 01:31 pm (UTC)
Damn I would've probably been gone after the first 2-3 shots... My alcohol (in)tolerance is embarassing. Once, I almost fell down the stairs after having 1 Smirnoff Ice. (Stop laughing)

<excuse>Uh yeah, I'm allergic to alcohol...</excuse>
bride
Feb. 11th, 2002 01:35 pm (UTC)
Allergic to alcohol

Almost =) You're probably low in enzymes that break up alcohol. A lot of Asians and Native Indian do.
green_paper
Feb. 11th, 2002 01:42 pm (UTC)
Almost =) You're probably low in enzymes that break up alcohol.

Gee aren't you supposed to be at work? Ok-ok, I'm supposed to be doing work myself...

I bet you're right. Also, the fact that I have very little fat (no, I'm not an Olympic athlete) probably doesn't help either. And no, I'm not hinting at anything, piyomomo. :P
bride
Feb. 11th, 2002 04:09 pm (UTC)
aren't you supposed to be at work?

Work smarter, not harder =D

I don't think it has anything to do with fat. It has to do with the ability to rid the body of toxins, as opposed to storing excess.
bride
Feb. 11th, 2002 01:09 pm (UTC)
*sigh* Does that mean you missed the big LEGO display in the windows?!

Probably... Don't get me wrong, I LOVE PLAYING with Lego and I'm uber happy when I'm building my own stuff. But I find that I'm not much interested in other people's Lego creations. And it's not that I think my stuff is better either, I have all the respect for whoever made the neat Lego displays. But I'd much rather be playing than looking at displays. =)
green_paper
Feb. 11th, 2002 01:38 pm (UTC)
I get the feeling from your posts that even though you're physically in your late 20s (correct me if I'm wrong), you're still a child at heart. So you still know how to play! I guess that's unavoidable as long as you're in the same household as Juky. :P

If you haven't figured out by now, I am an avid collector/builder of Lego...

*uber*??
bride
Feb. 11th, 2002 04:06 pm (UTC)
Re:
in your late 20s (correct me if I'm wrong), you're still a child at heart

I've actually become more of a kid after I went to University. It wasn't until then that I was more free to be what I missed out on as a kid.

"Uber" is German for "over" and has been adapted into the Geek Vocabulary as an expression of the superlative adverb.
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