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Still alive, survived Black Friday

Wow, I really do suck at updating this thing lately, don't I?

The biggest news right now in our life is the dog. We decided to keep him! I posted & made it "Facebook Official" last week, but didn't post here. So yes, hellbob & I officially have a HellHound now! Rick didn't really like the name Yuki at all so we've renamed him Dogasaurus Rex, and just call him Rex. Lump still hates him. Maybe someday she'll learn to tolerate him. And maybe someday we'll have flying cars. The odds are about even on those two things!

As reported on Facebook, the score is now Dog-2, Mice-0.
On our walk last Wednesday when Rex pounced on a leaf it was actually the mouse he thinks that ALL leaves are. My puppy is quick!

I finally got to go to the Dome and see a live Vikings game! It was awesome! Unfortunately it was the Green Bay game and we were freaking destroyed. That wasn't so awesome. At least the colossal loss finally got Childress fired!

Rick & I failed our sanity roll this year and were at the Target Black Friday sale in line before it opened. But, we got a 40" TV for $300. We've really got to get going on the basement movie/game room now!

We also replaced the king-size blankets & comforters that we had to throw out after Lump peed on them with some good bargains Friday. I really love the "all sizes one price" deals now that I've got to buy king-size!

The other bargain we got for ourselves was the Nook that Best Buy had on sale. We knew we were getting either a Kindle or a Nook, but once I got more details on the Nook I knew that was the one we'd be getting. Besides the fact that it can do the epub open source format, you can also use a Nook to check out eBooks from the Hennepin County Library! You can't use a Kindle for them because Amazon won't let the Kindle use the copy protection format that the library eBooks requires.

I actually put up my Christmas tree this year! I was going to surprise Rick with it but the silly boy didn't go to his band practice tonight. I haven't decorated it yet though. I've decided this year that I am going to declare xmas light amnesty. The strings are all different, only about 1/2 the lights work, and they are more & more of a headache every year. So I'm going to chuck the ones we have and start new. I won't be able to put the decorations on the tree until i get the new lights bought, so that will just have to wait until tomorrow. I'm not too worried about the tree with Rex, because I just put together the top half of our tree and put it on top of the little table we have in the corner of the living room. Once I have it decorated I'll post a picture.

Well, as usual I'm up far too late, so it's off to bed for me.

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dragonsally
Nov. 30th, 2010 09:13 am (UTC)
Hellrex!

I've recently ordered a Kindle. Now you have me wondering....
boliviafang
Nov. 30th, 2010 01:15 pm (UTC)
The new Kindles are much improved. I know, because I bought the old one just two months before the new one was released. I think you'll be very happy with it. I really enjoy mine even with its drawbacks.
hellziggy
Nov. 30th, 2010 05:35 pm (UTC)
I believe the Kindles are lighter than the Nook. I just knew that for me the LCD touch screen is a better navigation than the keypad because I'm visually oriented. Pictures! I actually really wanted an iPad but Rick doesn't like the LCD screen for reading and the iPad is also waaaaaaaay more expensive.
hellziggy
Nov. 30th, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
Everyone I know with a Kindle loves it and everyone I know with a Nook loves it. I think that no matter which you get you'll still be good. Is Barnes & Noble even in Australia? Internationally there might be a huge difference between the two.
dragonsally
Dec. 1st, 2010 12:17 am (UTC)
That's the catch...can't get the Nook here!

I know I'll love my Kindle when I get it. Can't wait to read without the weight of a book!
empresspatti
Nov. 30th, 2010 12:34 pm (UTC)
Great pix!!

It is a good year to buy new Christmas lights - even the cheapest sets are hugely energy efficient - up to 80% less energy! Do you are doing the environment and the economy a favor.
hellziggy
Nov. 30th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
Hooray for the environment and the economy! But mostly hooray for my sanity! ;)
I'm hoping i'll have time tonight to go check out your posts about Greece. When I've skimmed by it just looks soooo lovely.
boliviafang
Nov. 30th, 2010 01:12 pm (UTC)
"failed our sanity roll" Ha! I love that I still have friends who say things like that.

Awesome win on the TV at Target, even if you were totally insane to go there.

My mom and I went out on BF, but we have a strict rule of not actually wanting anything so if the lines are horrific, we put back our mukluks or bulk towels and go home. Actually we did get the mukluks. Herbergers looked like a war zone. I'm not exaggerating. The place looked looted. I expected police in riot gear to shoo everyone away. One look at that store and I was persuaded out of my silly notion to go back to work in retail for Christmas.
hellziggy
Nov. 30th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
Ususally we just make a list of stuff we want and get up at a reasonable 8 or 9. If they've still got it, great, and if not, well at least we got sleep. ;)
boliviafang
Dec. 1st, 2010 04:17 am (UTC)
A very sensible policy. And obviously effective, too, since you got the TV.
I think sleep has a monetary value. I can't work out the math, but I know that if someone woke me up at 4am and offered me $20 to get dressed, drive to a store, and stand outside, I'd pass. So. Staying in my nice warm bed at 4am is worth more than $20. That's a start. If I was guaranteed an iPad, well, I could pass up a lot of sleep, but would I stay in a tent with no bathroom facilities for eight hours? Not so sure...
Wow, if I could just work out this formula, I'd be able to nail every doorbuster I really wanted...
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hellziggy
Dec. 2nd, 2010 05:30 am (UTC)
I ♥ love puppy naps. :) Sneaky husband took the picture while we slept.
scubagrrl
Nov. 30th, 2010 07:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, I agree, you were insane to go out on BF. :) Glad you survived the experience!

I hope you enjoy your Nook and I agree, it's great that you can check out books on it from the library. :)

Yay for puppy! I love his name! And the picture is so cute!
hellziggy
Dec. 2nd, 2010 05:32 am (UTC)
I was back in bed asleep by about 9 on BF.
It's too bad you missed getting to meet the Dogasaurus by just a couple days. I guess you'll just have to come back to MN soon!
scubagrrl
Dec. 2nd, 2010 06:43 am (UTC)
Hehehe... You know how much I love Minnesota.

In the summertime, anyway. :)
whimsywinx
Dec. 1st, 2010 02:03 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you kept the puppy!! Yay puppy!!
hellziggy
Dec. 2nd, 2010 05:33 am (UTC)
He's an awesome puppy! Once we knew we could have him if we wanted we got attached pretty fast.
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