(The subject title was originally Sup Folks, but I changed it to the much more appropriate title you see now.)
Anyway, I didn't get anything noteworthy for Christmas (just clothes) probably because I'm too old to get money from people now. But I did get an electric blanket, and although it scared me at first (I'm deathly afraid of all sources of artificial heat, like toasters, ovens, and hair dryers) I'm not sure how I ever lived without it. Yeah, I have been talking about how it's been hot out lately, but it's gotten a bit cooler and I'm generally always cold anyway. It's funny, I get a lot of "warm" things for Christmasses even though we live in Florida. Probably because the rest of the year I'm complaining I'm cold. I only wish it was portable, because I'd never leave the house without it if it was.
Today we went to the mall, and in the dollar store (it's not one of those chain dollar stores, so you're more likely to find off-brand stuff or crazy Chinese crap there) there was this little set of mismatched "jewelry"... and on the crappy mirror was SAILOR MOON herself. Not really Sailor Moon- more like crappy Chinese Sailor Moon. But it was a Sailor Moon product, official or not, and I had to have it.
This isn't the first time that store has had Sailor Moon stuff. They had (official) 2-inch figures once. I got Sailor Mars and Molly (they were American). I have no idea how they ended up with them five years after the Irwin toy company went bankrupt and then came back as a game manufaturer.
Then there's the random Chinese Eternal Sailor Moon clock I got in Chinatown (by the way, wtf is it with all of this Chinese Sailor Moon lately? Sailor Moon is JAPANESE!) that has some random Asian song that plays when the alarm goes off (I saw one like it online except that one supposedly plays the SM theme song.) I'm not entirely sure the clock was an official product, either.
Speaking of random Asianness, this dollar store also sells gift bags.
The bag I bought (because I pretty much HAD to) is bright sky blue with random blue bubbles and white flowers, and some diamond shapes that look like those things people use to make something look "twinkly", a very very oddly shaped watermelon (it looks like a U) and some green apples, one of which is cut open and looks like a pig snout. On top of the bag, in big letters, it says Fresh Fruits. Okay. That's... weird, but not enough to but it into the "special" category.
Underneath the Fresh Fruits declaration (which is designed so it looks like the words are moving...) the next line says:
I wish that you could know how much I Love you.
That's really sweet, right? I mean, totally random when it comes to the weird-shaped fruit theme, but sweet all the same. Yes, Love is capitalized on the bag.
The next line says, exactly as I type it,
My heart would best for ou You've filled my life for me.
That's... I mean, maybe it... I... what?
It's really sturdy, considering it's a gift bag. It's made of vinyl/plastic and heck, I might just use it as some kind of crazy purse. Or hang it on my wall, I might do that.
Now, I've read online that English is really popular for use as decorations on stuff in Asia. Most people in these countries don't know, nor do they care, what the English says. They probably recognize a few words, like "love" maybe, and that's it. And no, I'm not insulting them: consider how many people in America buy shirts, jewelry, and even tattoos with random Asian writing (because face it, many Westerners can't tell the difference between the Asian languages) and they have no idea what the heck it says. I mean, sure the package says "luck" or "evil", but how can you be entirely sure they're not lying? Or that the package wasn't created by someone who doesn't know?
Anyway, I have cartoons to watch.
ETA: I just realized, it doesn't say Love. It says "Loue". Man, it just keeps getting better and better.