Online grocery shopping is generally supposed to reduce impulse buying, right? We’ve been doing weekly grocery pickup for nearly two years…so, how do you explain these??
I am a sucker for Star Wars-themed foods. I’ve bought SW soup, SW mac and cheese, SW Jell-O…I guess in retrospect it’s not such a surprise that I bought the SW ice cream sandwiches.
I love that they are labeled as “great for birthdays,” as if this would be useful marketing when you are already in the store holding the box. Then again, it would be totally awesome to have a birthday party with Millennium Falcon ice cream sandwiches.
I also love that they are labeled “light” ice cream, which just seems to mean that the first ingredient is skim milk rather than full-fat milk or cream.
But the real questions…how are they??
I think they did a pretty good job on the design! They even got the sensor dish and the cockpit!
And I thought they were pretty tasty, too. I’m not sure why they went with vanilla sandwiches, especially when the Falcon is greyish, but I thought it was good. But then, I’m one of those people that likes vanilla Frostys, which according to my husband are not even real Frostys.
What crazy things have you guys been buying online while you are stuck at home?
I got so many awesome things from my family and friends this Christmas! One of my friends actually made me pottery. How cool is that?
You’ve already seen the awesome Falcon my husband made me…it was filled with candy, as well as Star Wars-themed cups. The cups had images from various movies, etc., but I was kinda disappointed that the Rebels one had Ezra, Kanan, and Zeb but not Hera or Sabine. 😦 I did get a Captain Phasma lollipop though!
He also got me some Christmas lawn decorations. There was some jumping and excited screaming involved.
Yes, that is a T-rex with a Christmas present. Yes, his head moves. YES, THERE IS A MATCHING STEGOSAURUS WITH A SANTA HAT THAT ALSO MOVES ITS TAIL. I’ll post pics of that one some time, too.
My husband is the best.
Books (aka the best gift ever)
xxxHolic v1 by the incomparable CLAMP and Ms. Marvel v1 —I want to read more comics this year!
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde—all my friends rave about this author
Several sci-fi and fantasy books by local authors, including The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
Skylights by Luther Siler—oh wait, I bought that for myself.
Splendor—a very fun card drafting/development game with very pretty art. It has pretty simple mechanics, plays 2-4 people, and has good replay value.
A very happy Christmas to all my readers who celebrate today!
My gifts from B this year had a special delivery service.
“Han and Chewie had to travel 12 parsecs with an overloaded Falcon to get your gifts here by Christmas!”
He made this while I was at Christmas Eve Mass. He even put a dish on top, and made a spot for the cockpit to come off the side (he didn’t have time to get it attached because the glue was still drying).
There’s a bunch of candy inside! But it got boarded by an unwelcome guest:
Our cat Juhani thought it looked very similar to the Ebon Hawk: