Well, it's now the wee hours of September 2nd, so now it's officially my birthday. Woo! We've had cake already, on the last day of August. It was the only day close to my birthday when my sister could come over. She's taking some classes again and is going to be too busy today, so she and my mom decided to get me a cake and just have my birthday that day instead. It was fine with me, of course. I told them not to sing me Happy Birthday but they did anyway. Oy. The cake was yummy and then we watched The Beverly Hillbillies.
As far as "the haul" goes, I got the usual amount of money from my dad and grandparents. I got the movie Unstoppable (about the runaway train) at Wal-Mart, plus a Steven Seagal four-movie set (I wanted it for Hard to Kill and On Deadly Ground). The rest of the money was promptly blown online on eBay; I nabbed the soundtracks for Re-Animator by Richard Band and Master of the World by Les Baxter, which also have bonus tracks from the movies Ghoulies and Goliath and the Barbarians (!) by the same composers respectively. So basically four movie scores for the price of two.
My final item is a vintage GI Joe. Earlier this year I started collecting the original 12-inch Joes, and one set I wanted very badly was the 1969 "Adventures of GI Joe" playset, "The Mouth of Doom." It was one of the first non-military playsets and is slightly difficult to find because it was only available in '69, and Hasbro never carried it over into the later GI Joe Adventure Team line. I have a thing for, like, Jonny Quest type jungle adventure stuff (one reason why the Adventure Team line appeals to me so much).
The Mouth of Doom has a GI Joe "Jungle Adventurer" figure decked out in khaki jacket, safari shorts, knee socks and a pith helmet, and he comes with a unique-to-that-set scoped hunting rifle and a crocodile - whose jaws, we must assume, are the titular "Mouth of Doom." The set is missing the raft and pole it came with, but I can live without them. The Mouth of Doom's relative rarity means it's almost never seen on eBay for under $200, but I nabbed it for only $159; it represents the bulk of my birthday money. The two DVD's and CD's aside, I decided to get one big thing rather than a bunch of little things.
Anyway, I'm now officially 29! Woo!
5 years, 11 months ago
02 Sep 2012 11:18 CEST