Monday, January 28, 2013

52 Weeks of Happiness - Week 46

I have previously mentioned how I tend to enjoy getting caught up in toy quests. I had been stalking the red bullseye for a couple of weeks looking for the series 9 lego minifigures. We had checked out the group online and agreed that there were some very fine offerings. (My daughter was not overly enthused with series 8.) Last week I finally broke down and clomped thru the doors of Toys R Us (shudder). Lo and behold! This made me happy!
I scoped out my work station and got straight to business. I usually start by feeling around in the packages to make sure that I have no duplicates, but then I start to get choosy and curious. For those of you who need my crash course in securing desired mystery lego minifigures, here it is: You know you are going to purchase at least one, so open the package and take out the little direction sheet that shows all of the available figures, as well as their accessories. This makes it much easier to figure out what you are trying to feel for. Oops, did a little bit of my nerd slip out there? Sorry.

I was so happy that I sent a text to my son, who I knew was having lunch in between midterm exams (just so you don't think I actually interrupted a class).
His response made me happy!

Uh oh, I feel a bit more geek rising to the surface as I responded...
(Seriously what valuable information could I remember if Star Wars Lego set numbers were not clouding my brain?) Anyway, just to confirm...
My quest made me happy. The fact that I got to be, in some very small way, a hero that afternoon made me happy. This mermaid made my daughter, and me, happy!

This excursion was followed by lunch with two lovely friends that also made me happy. I had a delicious salad that took up residence in my teeth...luckily, no photos there!

13 comments:

  1. You should be a detective! The way you figure out what's in those packages! You are so cool, YAYMUM! :)

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  2. So you don't know what's in there? You just know that they're Star Wars figures? You are a good mom. Where did the mermaid come from?

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  3. Thank you for this valuable tutorial on procurring certain Lego minifigures! This will be very useful.

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    1. I do what I can (which is not much apparently! ) ;)

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  4. That is TOTALLY RAD, Andrea!! (There's my inner geek using the word 'rad' ;) I can never figure out what's in those mini-figure packages!!

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    1. You just have to relax, breathe deeply and channel your spidey senses...and cross your fingers!

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  5. We have not seen series 9 yet, except for one my husband brought home--the judge. You have renewed my interest!

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  6. Thanks for the nerd tips. ;) Should come in handy . . . should I ever need it.

    It's so great when we can make our kids happy with such simple items. Go mom!! (P.S. I love that your son said "Yay Mum").

    It also sounds like you are feeling better, so yay for that, too!!

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    1. You're welcome for the lego minifigure PSA!

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  7. My son is big into legos too but I've never heard of these series of lego mini-figures. Are they actually smaller than the normal sized lego figures that come with the regular sets? If so can you still seem them without using a microscope?

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    1. Npo regular sized figures, just infinitely more mysterious...and non cost effective!!!!

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  8. My toy quests are limited to trips to Goodwill in search of vintage Fisher Price Little People. Every time a Grandma dies, there is another Mr. Hooper to be had.

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    1. Oh my gosh! I never thought to check goodwill for people in my neighborhood! Guess where I am going tomorrow? This could be better than nagging my sister- in-laws for their vintage treasures!

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