Yesterday SharkBoy and I hit the streets at 7:30am to get to the sales. It’s illegal to be open on Boxing Day in Ontario… wait… is this still true? Or is it Canada? Or is it just Toronto?
See I just don’t know anymore.
Regardless of the law, we were downtown and elbow deep with other shoppers way before breakfast was served. At the mega DVD store HMV, SharkBoy was convinced that there were deals to be had. Last time we were in town for BX Day two years back, we snagged a few great PS3 games for $13. This year, not so much. HMV had a “Buy 3, get one Free” deal that was staggeringly un-Boxing Day of them. I remember when Sams and the other record shops would be jammed to the tits with Boxing Day sales. Now audio/video media seems to be regulated to the privacy of your own home.
All that reminiscing didn’t stop me from shucking out $60 on god awful movies. I decided that I wanted super cheesey movies for the flight down to Disney so I scooped up some Roger Corman two disk DVDs and managed to buy the exact same DVD set twice. I guess I was engulfed with the fevered sale madness. SharkBoy picked up the BluRay box set of Alien for $100 (cheap, no chestburster plastic case) and 4 hours later we saw it at Costco for 50% less. I’m warning you HMV… you are now on my shit list.
We then went to Marks Work Warehouse for Stormtrooper gloves ($16) and stuck our heads into BestBuy. Stuck our heads into a bees nest of stupid busy. We promptly left screaming, but not before noticing that they had a couple DVDs cheaper than HMV. Grrrr.
I grabbed a pair of jeans at Old Navy for $20 without trying them on. This morning I went to put them on for work and discovered that they’re lined with a thin flannel. Now, normally I would have screamed like I just saw a spider… lined jeans!!! but with wind chill at -21C right now, I think I got a bargoon. But note to self – check the damn things before handing over the cash.
The GAP was just… I can’t even… We walked in to what looked like some post-terrorists suicide bombing attack – shards of clothing everywhere. People screaming. Lost puppies crying. And this was 9am.
We wandered a bit more then went to the 1045am showing of True Grit. Likable. Not the Cohen’s best work, but certainly a very good remake of a solid story. Which had me wondering why they tried to update the original, but since I couldn’t remember much of the original, I just shook my head. It was a good cowboy movie with a great cast, just wish it was an original story, I guess.
As I mentioned before, we then went to Costco. Even though it was busy, it wasn’t crazy-as-fuck busy. Since we didn’t know when we’d have a car again we filled up on toilet paper, paper towels and meat. I love Costco meat. I’m a sad fucker.
Later, I tried my foot massager while playing Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II while eating bon bons from a swanky Vermont chocolate factory. Yeah. The holidays were good.