Fun rainy Saturday with the girls

What I’m Buying
I took the girls to the Sanford Center’s indoor garage sale today; it was pretty fun, and all three of us came away with some loots. I found 11 of what I now know is a 12-volume book set called “Drawings of the Masters” by Bartlett Hayes; two of the books I found were missing the slipcases, but otherwise they are in great shape. $15 for the pile; I thought it was a steal. I also came away with the 20th Anniversary edition of the Transformers animated movie, which has already been watched today; the first of four trade collections of DC’s 52 event from a few years ago; and a big handful of late-1990s era Star Wars figure out of a dime box. Helen came away with a boatload of Transformers and a nearly-complete Imaginext T-Rex Mountain for  a total of maybe $12; she also got a pile of stuff out of the same dime box I found the Star Wars toys in, and she made me buy her the novelization of the Spider Man 2 movie for some reason. She’s so awesome. Millie came away with a Beanie Baby kangaroo. Everybody scored.

What I’m Playing
Mel and I stared playing the open beta of Diablo III today;  the full game comes out on May 15, and the beta is a very brief look at the whole game. Mel and I beat the beta tonight, in fact; it only took us a few hours. I never got into either of the first two Diablo games, but I’ve got a feeling I’m going to play this one with Melissa quite a bit. It’s everything I like about playing this type of game – random loot drops from monsters, gear upgrades, crafting, etc. – without the thing I came to like the least about World of Warcraft (with a few notable exceptions) – other players. I’m glad Mel and I were able to clear the beta today, though; I could do without the distraction this week.

That’s the highlights; otherwise stayed inside to avoid the rain. Mel and I had a date planned for tonight, but our babysitting fell through in early afternoon so we had to pull the plug on that. We’ll try again next weekend.

Andy Bartlett

By day, I am the executive director of communications and marketing at Bemidji State University. The rest of the time, I'm a husband, father of three, and proponent of super heroes, lasers, space ships and explosions.

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2 Responses

  1. Chris says:

    I love flea markets! If your family ever gets out to my neck of the woods, I’ll take you all to the Elephant’s Trunk – Connecticut’s largest outdoor flea market, and a great way to spend a Sunday morning. 🙂

  2. That sounds awesome. There used to be a regular gigantic indoor flea market in Kansas City that I absolutely loved to go to; it was the kind of place where regular vendors would set up, and there were a few stands that only had vintage Star Wars toys. And you could always find something beat up at another booth for five bucks or so. I love flea markets, garage sales, etc.; it’s like a treasure hunt.

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