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19 July 2003 @ 06:09 pm
I want to be a Toys R Us kid... :P  
Mark & I spent the morning in the midst of a huge crowd of children. :) And I love children, but somehow they make Mark a little uneasy - so the morning wasn't the most comfortable for him. :( We had to go to Toys R Us to buy a gift for my co-worker's son whose 2nd birthday party is next weekend. I had absolutely NO clue what to buy and Mark was no help whatsoever! I told him, "At least you were a two year old boy once!" :) One would think he'd have the advantage there... ;)

While we were there - I was shocked at the kinds of toys available to children these days! I may just have been out of the "toy loop" for a while, but man - I would've gone nuts as a child in today's toy store. All we had in our day were Barbie's, lego, lincoln logs, pick up sticks, and Mr. Potato Head... which BTW, I was glad to see they still have around, just fancier, more current versions. We ended up buying a demolition set from Fisher Price that looked pretty cool. The box said "assembly required" - my poor co-worker will probably be busy assembling toys for days after the party...I can just see it already. :)

Later we went to Borders (Ah, kananigirl, I just saw the coupon now,...Drat!) :( so I could find a book on understanding Flash (wonder why??) :P Speaking of which, no news - from either front on this whole Kevin thing. :(

Tomorrow we have a brunch with the in-laws. Mark's Aunt & Uncle from California are here and it'll be nice to see them again. All this eating I've been doing recently can't be good though - and it continues since Mark's birthday is next week and I know there will be a whole lot of eating then too! :P

On a theatre note: The "Little Shop Of Horrors" website is finally up again, I guess. And DRAT! For those of you in NYC, or at least on the East Coast, I envy you! $50 preview tickets if you order by August 28th?? Sometimes I hate living all the way out here... :P
 
 
Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: Who Will Love Me As I Am? - Side Show
 
 
 
Kananigirlkananigirl on July 19th, 2003 10:16 pm (UTC)
Awwwwww, I was hoping you'd get to use that coupon. I figure I'd put it up since it's only for this weekend.

I wanted to get that Photoshop Wow 7 book, which is almost $50. I think I'll wait though and go on Amazon.com and order it for way less in the Used section.

I was thinking I'd get either Nine or Man of La Mancha cd with Brian...

Btw, I LOVE that Side Show song you're listening to.
Sherishutterbug93 on July 20th, 2003 10:22 am (UTC)

Thanks so much for posting it though! :) I printed it and I may go back to Borders today after my brunch! Thanks so much! :)

And I have to say, those Photoshop are pretty expensive! :( Maybe Amazon would be a better place to look for them (especially since your track record with them has been much better than mine!) ;) And Nine is a good choice, as is Man of La Mancha - BSM - woo, what a voice! :)

"Who Will Love Me As I Am?" is one of my favorite songs from Side Show! :) *sigh* I miss the LA cast!!! :(
I'm just a girl in the world...i_am_angieface on July 20th, 2003 01:39 am (UTC)
Toys are seriously SO fun! I love toys!

I have actually gone to Toys R Us and bought toys for me! LOL

I have a small little thing that kids can ride around on, its a dolphin... on my patio. I love toys! I have about 10 board games too - including Chutes and Ladders which is purely a kids game. You cant ever have too many toys - even as an adult. LOL

I might have to go get a Mr Potatoe head doll. Those rocked! I can only imagine what they have out these days! Oooh, when I have extra money (which will be never) LOL Im going on a toy spree!!!!
Sherishutterbug93 on July 20th, 2003 10:24 am (UTC)
Ah! I remember Chutes & Ladders! I loved that game! And I had Candyland too! :) And I agree - you can never have too many toys. :) I'll have to go back to Toys R Us again and just look around. :) I wish we had an FAO Schwartz here! :(
Carecareleswhisper on July 20th, 2003 02:35 am (UTC)
Toys are cool. I used to like Toys "R" Us a lot more when they actually displayed the toys where you could find them. Now the store layout is so whack. :P I hope the rest of your weekend goes well. :)
Sherishutterbug93 on July 20th, 2003 10:27 am (UTC)
We had a hard time figuring out where everything was in our store too - I thought it was just our location. :P It was fun looking at all the toys that we used to have - modernized! :) Hope you have a nice rest of your weekend as well! :)
irisheyes77 on July 20th, 2003 07:26 am (UTC)
The toys out there are unreal these days. I had no idea until we had Cameron, since he's really the only child in our life.

You can never go wrong with anything Fisher Price!

Sherishutterbug93 on July 20th, 2003 10:30 am (UTC)
I know! I was shocked to find toy cell phones that rang and toy pagers that beeped - there were even toy PDAs! All we had were little EZ-bake ovens that baked things with a high wattage light bulb! :) Times have sure changed! :)