Spent the morning and afternoon being depressed and lazy. Morna decided to surprise me and she and bricriu showed up at my apartment unanounced with pop and a desire to watch some Firefly, which was very nice of them. I could use more good suprises like that.
More Firefly, though actually planned for this time :) Got through two episodes, including Our Mrs. Reynolds, one of the funnier ones in the series :)
Silverhawk's cute sister finally got around to wanting to do that trip to the manga store she's asked me about earlier. Drove out to her place and picked her up and then drove down to Gardena to a place called "BookOff." For some reason there were a lot of cute girls there, more than the number of guys even i think. They had a ton of DragonQuest, which i've been meaning to complete my collection of for quite awhile. I planned to limit how much i spent, and picked out $11 worth of manga between the newer ($3) and older ($1) shelves. It was a great plan, right up until i noticed they had a CD section, and i decided to look at that CD section, and found that they had a anime subsection, and of course it included video game soundtracks. Although i was amused to find the Final Fantasy stuff in the "Enix" section, which is technically correct now, but i wonder why they didn't make a new sign instead of just shoving both sections together under the name of one of them.
In that section i found both the limited edition FF9 soundtrack and the FF4 soundtrack. The LE FF9 CDs were $30 and the FF4 was $15. I've been looking for the FF9 soundtrack for several months, but the first printing was out of stock and last i checked no one had gotten the second printing in yet. The FF4 packaging was a little weird, not like the copy i used to have at all, and the $15 price scared me off a little, even though there was no SM or EA on the packaging. So i ended up getting the FF9 but not the FF4, and figured i would do some research at home.
When i checked just now i found that the FF4 OST is $20 on animenation, and the FF9 second printing OST is out and is $40. The FF9 i got has the cool imprinted plastic cover, so i doubt it was pirated, i don't _think_ the pirates bother going after the limited editions. It might be a used copy, but it has the insert and the sheet music, so i don't really care. I had the foresight to check the serial number of the FF4 OST, and when i checked online i found that it matches up with the serial number for the first printing, which explains the odd packaging, and leads me to suspect that it's also used. First printing for $5 less than the latest edition, i think i'll have to make a trip back there sometime in the medium future and see if they still have it.
After getting the manga and (in my case) CDs we went to a "tea shop" on the corner, which was really more of a starbucks/seattle's best coffee type thing, but with teaish drinks instead, specializing in drinks with tapioca in them, yum!
We drove back to her place after that and i hung out for awhile amd we watched random anime she had lying about (couple random episodes from Naruto, Kino no Tabi, and something else, and all ten episodes of Sadamitsu the Destroyer) and had a quick dinner, after which i headed home.
Checked mail on the way to my apartment from the car, and found a note saying i have a package at the managers office. I can only think of one package i might reasonably expect to be getting at this point, and i don't want it. I hope it's something unexpected instead. But it's probably not =/
yay! it WAS something entirely unexpected, the first box of Heather Alexander CDs that my parents ordered as a birthday present for me. The box shipped out Jun 7th, and just got here on saturday =P Either that or it got here earlier and the apartment managers managed to lose track of it for a couple weeks =P
In any case, need to take it by the post office later and mark it "Refused" or whatever you're supposed to do to get them to send it back, since the replacement box showed up quite awhile ago.