I'm now the proud owner of, and anxiously awaiting the arrival of, the following:
One large, women's Mammut Pilgrim Jacket with 650 down filling and wrist gaiters! I borrowed a jacket from my friend Jamie for most of the winter and am now wearing my bulky, ugly, non-hoodie, down Timberland jacket. I've wanted a new coat all winter, but couldn't imagine putting down between $200 and $300 for one...so I've waited until now, when all the coats are on sale.
One MST3K DVD. That's right...it's Mitchell, one of the most amazingly funny episodes of MST3K ever! I tried to rent it at the video store the other night and they only had it on VHS. So, it was either buy a DVD or buy a VCR. This made more sense.
One MST3K The Essentials DVD. It's two of the absolute worst movies ever made, Manos: Hands of Fate and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, made bearable by Joel, Crow and Tom Servo. I've been trying to find Manos: Hands of Fate on DVD because it really is one of the stinkiest movies of all time and J and I especially enjoy the REALLY bad movies. Again, it was buy the DVD or a VCR. (Are VCRs cheaper than DVDs now?)
One Von Steuben's Continentals: The First American Army DVD. This isn't necessarily something I'm REALLY interested in...I'm more of a Civil War buff...but the guy on the cover, Matt Keagle...he's my childhood best friend. So, of course, I want to financially support his work...and it'll be SO MUCH FUN to watch. This guy was my first partner in paleo crime. As kids, we planned on doing a week-long dinosaur dig with Dinamation International Society (it didn't happen...pennies don't add up to thousands of dollars that quickly). I don't really know where he is now. He's one of the few people I know who make a living doing exactly what they've always wanted to do. That's admirable.