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25 November 2014 @ 08:51 pm
It's Like Regular Poker, But In Space.  
We went toy shopping this weekend, for all the nieces and nephews. I picked up my Toys for Tots donations as well. I have most all of my gifts picked out online, but I was a little stumped about the Canadian Niece. I had been going to get her a figure skating Barbie, since she is way into Barbie and has just started figure skating herself. But her dad vetoed it, saying 'no more Barbies!'. Apparently she has like 25 already. I asked her and she said, "Monster High!" but then told me she doesn't know their names and hasn't seen the movies. Her dad said it's just that her BFF is into Monster High. But I got to say, I think she might be a little young for that just yet. Then, at the Toy House, I freaked out with nostalgia in the dollhouse aisle, looking at all the Calico Critter stuff. That's the dollhouse stuff I had as a kid and the Toy House is where I used to buy it. So...I may have dropped $60 on a Calico Critter dollhouse for the Canadian Niece. And now I have to pay to ship it. Eep. But she's going to flip over it and now it will be a thing we have in common, that we both collect that stuff.

Anyways, at Toys R Us, my sister came across a Rocket Raccoon doll. He was too soft and cute to pass up - (though if she had, I was just going to go back and buy it for her later). She told the cats he was their new brother, which made Kirk insanely jealous. That night she sent me a pic of Rocket tucked into her bed. When I got up the next day, I found Rocket sitting in the highchair in the kitchen. So I decided to retaliate and got out my bb!Chewbacca doll and set him and Rocket up with a game of cards. But when I went to take a picture of it, Kirk wouldn't get out of the shot! "What is Chewie doing out of his bed? His is suppose to stay in Lady's bed! What is Lady doing with Mommy's new baby? He hates new brother but Lady is not suppose to touch Mommy's things!" I ended up just getting a bunch of shots of Kirk with Chewie and Rocket, doing what is clearly playing a game of poker together.

James T. Kirk, Chewbacca & Rocket Raccoon, playing a game of space-poker.
Kirk, Rocket, Chewie - Poker 01 Kirk, Rocket, Chewie - Poker 02


Kirk, Rocket, Chewie - Poker 03 Kirk, Rocket, Chewie - Poker 04
Kirk, Rocket, Chewie - Poker 05 Kirk, Rocket, Chewie - Poker 06
Kirk, Rocket, Chewie - Poker 08 Kirk, Rocket, Chewie - Poker 07
It’s like regular poker, but in space.


Is that not the cutest thing you've ever seen?! So, who's actually started their Christmas shopping already?
 
 
 
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on November 26th, 2014 03:20 am (UTC)
Too cute!

I have a confession. I never really STOP Christmas shopping. All year long, if I see the perfect thing for someone, I just... get it. I have a couple of boxes full of various things. Sometimes, also, if I really LOVE something for me? I'll buy a spare or two, and use THOSE for gifts too.

I'm also kinda bad about waiting for Christmas. As you might recall from a certain surprise anime DVD set.... :P
dodger_sister: animalsdodger_sister on December 2nd, 2014 01:38 am (UTC)
I have a confession. I never really STOP Christmas shopping.

ahahaha! I love getting random presents from you though, at like odd times. Like it's more of a surprise that way, you know? I don't pick things up throughout the year, but I have a list I keep on Amazon, where if I think of something, I go put it in my Other People List, so then when Christmas rolls around, I have a lot of suggestions for my shopping.

ION, I am trying to write 1k every day this month (except for the days I have holiday obligations) in an attempt to actually hit 50k by the end of the year. So I started today and sat down to write a little Firefly snippet and 2,400 words later, I finished the fic. All in one go! It felt amazing!
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on December 2nd, 2014 02:33 am (UTC)
That's a smart way to do it, too, with the Other People list!

You fucking ROCK!

I'm working on a little Coda Coda for TWD.
lindahoylandlindahoyland on November 26th, 2014 03:49 am (UTC)
How adorably cute! I would frame that.

I do very little Christmas shopping.(My close friends all get calendars!) so it is mostly done.
dodger_sister: animalsdodger_sister on December 2nd, 2014 01:41 am (UTC)
How adorably cute! I would frame that.

LOL There are so many pictures of Kirk I want to frame! But if we got this all put together like and printed it out, it would make an adorable poster!

I do very little Christmas shopping.(My close friends all get calendars!) so it is mostly done.

The only friend I buy Christmas presents for is usually just The BFF. Unless I see something I just can't pass up for someone. In general I just buy for my sister (because we live together), The BFF, stuff the cats' stocking, and then the nieces and nephews (of which there are 5). So nowhere near as much as I used to spend, but more fun things, like toys for the kids!
Kate: taking wingceitfianna on November 26th, 2014 06:09 am (UTC)
I have done some shopping but still have more to do. I love those pictures so much. Kirk looks confused and annoyed.
dodger_sister: animalsdodger_sister on December 2nd, 2014 01:44 am (UTC)
I have done some shopping but still have more to do.

I have done all my in-store shopping, all before Thanksgiving when the stores become insane. Then I get to do my online shopping come Wednesday, when my December check arrives. I already got the big stuff though - (J begged for a Wii U and I told her 'no', that was too much money, and then I went and bought it anyways. ssshhh.)

I love those pictures so much. Kirk looks confused and annoyed.

LOL The state of Kirk's life, I'm afraid. We put up the tree this weekend and he was flipping out. "What is that thing?! Look at it! Look! Do you see, Lady? What is it?!" lol

ugh, coding

Edited at 2014-12-02 01:48 am (UTC)
Shireboundshirebound on November 26th, 2014 03:26 pm (UTC)
Love the poker game!

Oh gosh, if I ever dared enter a toy store, I'd be tempted to buy so many things for myself. :)
dodger_sister: animalsdodger_sister on December 2nd, 2014 01:46 am (UTC)
Love the poker game!

It does seem fitting, James T. Kirk throwing a poker party for his space buddies, doesn't it? LOL He was just so interested in what I was doing with those things.

Oh gosh, if I ever dared enter a toy store, I'd be tempted to buy so many things for myself. :)

My sister took my mom to the Toy House this weekend and then texted me a bunch of pictures of Doctor Who boardgames she wanted to buy! I just have to learn to stay out of the dollhouse aisle!!