I Have a new Obsession

And it’s Funko. I usually just call them Pops, but I’m not entirely sure if others call them Pops or Funkos or what. But you know what I’m talking about. Those little 3 inch vinyl figures you’ve seen floating around everywhere. Well it turns out I LOVE them.

My first encounter with them was a few months back. Late last year I wandered into a Hot Topic store one day for no reason. And I was met by a wall of Pops. A literal wall of them. I was drawn to a few classic characters I’ve loved since forever, but I wasn’t ready to buy just yet. And then my brother (who I was with at the time) gave me a JJ Watt Pop! for Christmas last year. But I still wasn’t really into them, although I haven’t taken mine out of the case because that’s what people do, right?

Anyway, fast forward to last week. My store gets a few of these little guys in sometimes. But last week we got a Harry Potter and Hermione in stock. Brand new. They’re now waiting to be purchased on the 19th and 20th by me. Then I started looking online at all the different ones and THERE ARE SO MANY! But I was able to decide that I NEED the Katniss Everdeen and Jack Skellington ones. The regular Katniss and the regular Jack.

But I know I want Ron and Dumbledore and Hagrid and Dobby and Peeta and Effie and Sally and Willy Wonka and the Master and SO MANY MORE. It helps that they aren’t overly expensive and I literally don’t spend money on anything else.

Do you have any of these Funko Pops? I’m still not sure how I’m supposed to say that.

My Black Friday Experience

Uh oh.

I went to the mall last night. 🙊

And let me just say that for every person who criticizes businesses for opening on Thanksgiving, there are dozens, maybe hundreds of people who shop. I’ve never seen the mall so crowded. This was at 10:00 at night. It was ridiculous. But the store I wanted to go to was closed. I didn’t buy anything.

But that’s not what this is about. I worked my first Black Friday today in a real retail environment. It was fun. There had to be over 100 people in line when I got to work a little before 9:00 this morning. And it was very crowded in the store for several hours. But there was pizza. And the people weren’t fighting over cheap TV’s. So it was interesting.

I also went to the mall again. Same as last night. Anyway, I wanted to know if any if you have any interesting Black Friday stories. I don’t. Mostly because I don’t buy anything for anyone. Ha!

Get Some Books This Black Friday

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Okay. The title of this post may be a little misleading. I shouldn’t have said books, I should have said book. But who’s paying attention, right?

Anyway, I get emails from Amazon almost every day of the week. I usually open them for about five seconds and then go about the rest of my day. Usually. BUT this week I got a rather nice one that I just couldn’t pass up. During the very beginning of the holiday shopping season (now) they are giving you 30 percent off of one book. And since the books are usually cheaper on there than any other retailer, you’re talking about some very nice savings when you take the additional 30 percent off. Seriously, how can you pass this up? You can’t!

All you have to do is add the book to your cart and put “holiday30” in the “gift cards & promotional offers” space before checkout and the discount will be applied. Remember, it’s only off of one book. So if you’re one of those who thinks Amazon is the devil of the book industry, then you don’t even have to make a big deal about it. Cause it’s just one book.

Now I am well aware that this deal is inherently better for me than it may be for you because I’m a Prime member and I get free shipping. But maybe you are too. If you have to pay for shipping, then you’re basically giving the discount right back to them. Oh well to that.

Just thought I’d share this great deal with all you bibliophiles! Happy Black Friday!