impy: tori from jackie's strength video (just beachy)
New AG stuff!

We start with Bitty Baby and end with BeForever. Ready? Good!

This took half of forever. )

The kicker is that if my state refund were in and AG had a free shipping or some other fun code, I might actually pull the trigger and just buy it all at once, laughing manically as I did so.

I mean, I probably wouldn't, but there's no way I'd throw another $30 in shipping on top. Soooooo... this is where not having standard free shipping at a certain price point bites you in the arse, American Girl.
impy: tori from jackie's strength video (dream)
I believe I owe a review of sorts on Samantha's new holiday set, yes? Well, let's get down to business.

First things first, I don't believe this thing is worth $64 and I'm not really sure I could buy it as the dress being BF's going rate of $34 if only because that would mark the teaset as worth $30. If you swapped the two prices though, I could see it though it still vexes me greatly that there's only one cup. Dammit, AG, if Samantha is supposed to be my friend we need to have tea together.

Rant aside, let's begin.

Sadly, this dress does not fit my PM Samantha. It wiggled onto her, struggling mightily the whole way, but would not velcro in the back and I didn't want to force it since the lace feels really delicate and I didn't want to bork it up. So Sam will continue to use Nellie's while Nellie goes a little more modern.

As such, #50 will be showcasing this set. Huzzah!

On the dress side of the set, you get a dress, black tights, black 'boots' (that are best seen in Nellie's wearing of them), and a white lace bow which is attached to one of those pony-o things.

Pics or it didn't happen? )

Overall, if you think about it as a tea set for one price and a dress for another, it's not awful, but I still wouldn't buy this full price without a code to off-set shipping or something. I think the dress will happily be folded into my holiday dress collection and the tea set will probably sit there, untouched for awhile. :P
impy: tori from jackie's strength video (Bubbles so excited so happy)
Sooooooooooo... my BF batch arrived. I restrained myself and ordered Addy's Meet, Addy's School Outfit, and Samantha's Meet dress to start myself off with. Because Mattel is clearly not content unless they're in the middle of a new launch and screwing something up, all the Meet outfits that claimed to have a hair accessory included for BF's debut (so everyone but Addy, essentially) is lacking one in the actual box. I'm biding my time til they've upgraded their reaction from, "so sad, too bad" to "we'll put you on the list and send one out as soon as we get them in stock."


Also, the pictures really do suck because it rained all day until just before I got too tired to stay awake any longer. Then, of course, the sun came out.

As PC did, so shall we. We begin with Samantha. )
I am most satisfied with all three of these purchases and I'm looking forward to having enough fun money to purchase more BF goodness in the future. :) I can also say that I recommend each outfit, although I really do think Sam's new outfit requires a bow or some kind of hair accessory to set it off. I plan on eventually caving and buying her accessories for the necklace, so that might help, too.

Bonus pictures! )
impy: tori from jackie's strength video (bsc)
Note to self: Next time you're in a pissy mood, just make yourself a milkshake. Small or medium works best. Then sit back and enjoy the lack of wanting to murder everyone around you.

hey, slow it down )

The Last Unicorn may have followed me home when I was out this afternoon. *whistles innocently*


For whatever reason, I actually love the hell out of this song. Go figure. Usually I don't give much of a damn about any given A.I. winner/runner-up, but hey. There are exceptions, usually on a song-by-song basis.

Rude. I had no intention of watching Parenthood until Lauren Graham joined the cast. Then I find out that Mae Whitman will be her daughter on the show and dude, I'm sold right there. Because what I needed was another TV show. :P

random.

Sep. 4th, 2009 12:17 pm
impy: tori from jackie's strength video (heartchuck)
I have survived another Thursday at work. I hate Thursdays when it's truck and cigs. It's just too much. This should be the last week of that setup for awhile. Next week will apparently be cigs, early breaks, and truck unloading. Bother. BOTHER.

Ah well. Ticked off to hear that apparently at least some jackass at work believes the overnight shift does nothing. That really did hurt my feelings and make me want to kick someone in the goddamned kneecaps. Reason prevailed and pointed out that if big boss-man doesn't agree, that's pretty much all that matters. So. Breathe again, self. Breathe.

A whole ton of new AG stuff was released. 21 "new" or revised dolls. Not a single red or orangish red in the bunch. Fuck your strawberry blonde. I wants red that a toddler can point to and say, "Red!" Not a red that would make said toddler cry because why would you ask a question to which there was no answer? Who would do that crap?

Anyway. I love at least the idea of a couple of them, but I'm all full up on crazy at the moment, so I can eye clothes and shtuff. Of which much of the new stuffs does nothing for me. Yay?

Random things that annoy me:

- White women telling everyone else on the planet that they're being racially insensitive. This doesn't bother me all the time, but pretty much anytime lately I see it online, I want to smack someone even if I do agree with everything else they might say/how they said it. [Which is to say, I agree with everything but the fact that their paler than moi face is staring at me from their av/icon/sig/whatever.] It brings the rage and I don't know why other than... it does.
- I lied. I know exactly why it bothers me. Because in person, I can actually hear the logic and not just hear this patronizing voice in my head basically trying to spell things out in words of the largest size they can possibly think of and still not be called on trying too damn hard, all while telling someone else that their actions are wrong/perceived as being wrong, and will always be wrong. Even if this doesn't happen to be the case. Which happens a fair bit, actually.
- People who waltz around saying things like, "OMG! I totally knew this... but couldn't tell you guys cuz..." Because then some other jackass will come in and say they totally knew, too and at the end of the day it's just annoying as fuck.


Now. We return to things that make me happy.

toys. )

Hmm. I have nails. Alert the media!
impy: tori from jackie's strength video (felicity)
I was bored. So to counteract the lingering feeling of hate yesterday brought, I'll bore you senseless with my dolly love. MUHAHAHA!


I could do with a drink right about now )

How to assemble a doll bed in five easy steps. )

Really, step five is the most important of all.
impy: tori from jackie's strength video (evil much)

It came from Bob, the Desk, part 2!

Tales From Bob, the Desk, part 2 )

And that was Bob presents the American Girls and a pumpkin. Woo!
impy: tori from jackie's strength video (read)
Pictures!

So. I waffle on my AG love depending on that time of year, the position of the moon and stars, and how often they randomly send me a catalog. Whenever Mattel took over, they decided to stop sending them at regular intervals, and I can't say I blame them as I'll go years without buying anything, and the only time I ever went slightly crazy in terms of buying was when I bought my Girl of Today, her bed, and assorted outfits, and even that had problems. This is not the time for that story, however.
Anyway, when Cass presented her roadtrip idea, I was all set to tell her the same thing I always tell them. "No." Particularly with her leading with her Cabbage Patch idea. But then she said Atlanta [I was still saying no] and the AG store. To which I had to reconsider. Realistically, I have very little desire to return to NYC to hit their store, and Chicago will forever be tainted by that news story I read about the family who went to the store only to come home on the wrong train and it was this horribly gruesome account of the aftermath, and yet all I could think was, "Dude, what a way to ruin your kid's trip to the AG store. That place must be jinxed." And I've no desire to hit the LA store. Just... no.
Obviously, I went on the trip. This... is that story. Muhahaha!
Not Dial-up Friendly, even though I am dialup. Whee! )

That's just the AG section. Other pictures to come as I get less twitchy.

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