Monday, April 04, 2005

Star Wars Weekend

As expected, Friday and Saturday were one really long day. On Friday I woke up at about 6:30am and went to work. That night I got home and tried to take a nap (but couldn't). We had the Toys R Us event that night, and there were some pieces on our costumes that needed work, so I had to do a little gluing. My Biker Scout helmet looked a little warped and sure enough when I tried to put it on, it was totally impossible. Instead of that costume, I had to wear my stormtrooper.

At about 10pm Heather and I got our stuff together and headed down to Bellevue Toys R Us. There were already a few troops there (and some collectors waiting in line for the toys to go on sale at midnight). Because we were doing an event in costume at the store, we got our pick of a few toys first, but tried not to take too many. After shuffling through the toys, we got out in front of the store to greet people. It was a lot of fun, and at midnight we went inside and milled around while the 50-100 people there shopped. After we got out of our costumes, we did a little more shopping and made it home by about 2am. It was really hard to get to sleep, and I don't think I did until after 3.

John bailed on the whole "Midnight Madness" thing, so Heather agreed to come out on the morning rounds with me. We got up at 530am to get ready for the morning of store-hopping. We stopped by McDonald's (they got her breakfast wrong) and then drove up to Woodinville Target to wait for the exclusive Lava Vader they had there. I was the 2nd person in line behind my friend Chris. As the clock ticked closer to 8am, more people showed up and by the time they opened, there were about 15 people there. Heather stayed in the car reading bridal magazines for most of that time, but came out and pushed the cart for me when it was time to go in.

I picked up about 10 figures at Target, all of which I used a 1.00 off coupon I had on. Then we went to the Lynnwood Wal Mart to buy the exclusive 4 pack they had there. I also picked up a few more figs there, and suprisingly, they let me use my Target 1.00 off coupon there too. They did keep it though. Next, we went to Fred Myer where they had nothing, Alderwood target (where I got 3 more figures, and they let me have the 1.00 off anyway)....and finally Alderwood Toys R us, where they had nothing I needed. At this point, I split off from Chris, and Heather and I went to the mall. I found one thing I needed at Suncoast, and then we looked at gifts for our wedding registry (so the morning was not a total loss for her).

I got home, read on the internet how others had done (turns out I did prett well!) and then tried to get a nap. By the time Sunday rolled around, I was starting to recover. I finished the wedding website and did a little more shopping. Overall, I spent way too much, but it was probably worth it. Heather said I should go ahead and go for it even though I'm saving for the wedding right now, because I don't see ever doing anything like this again.

It was definitely an awesome weekend.

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