Finding My Inner Dork

As you might recall, I had an idea not so long ago on how to spend my birthday money/Best Buy gift card. After much consideration I decided against the iPod Touch and took the family to the store to see what we can buy. Here’s the breakdown:

Ann: Motorola Bluetooth car unit.

Me: Indiana Jones Trilogy DVD.

Anthony: Crayola tin with music CDs and activity books, Snow Buddies DVD, yet another Thomas the Tank Engine DVD, Nintendo DS Paws & Claws game.

Total cost: Just over $150. Hey, at least we all got something and (after using my $20 Rewards certificate) we still had $37 left on the card. And what a surprise, the kid walked away with the most booty.

It then occurred to me that I still had $87 left on my Toys R Us gift card from Christmas. I had already spent $12 on some stuffed animal thing for Anthony; the rest was mine I tells ya. So what did I get? Continue reading

Local Filming

While on the way to work today I noticed more of those familiar yellow signs that mean filming is taking place. These read “FF4” and while I have no idea what that could possibly could mean, I’ve compiled a list of possibilities:

  • Fear Factor
  • Foo Fighters
  • Fantastic Four
  • Final Fantasy
  • Freddy Fender (Wait, he’s dead)
  • Ford Focus/Fusion

If you’re in the Long Beach/Signal Hill area, it’s happening at the abandoned factory on the corner of Spring Wardlow and Orange where, unless I’m mistaken, some filming (or a photo shoot) for Mitsubishi also took place. I can’t blame the location hunter–it is a bitchin’ place. I’ll try and snag a shot or two on the way home.

More uselessness. If you’ve seen the Volkswagen “Sign and Drive Event” commercial, that was filmed in the parking lot of Veterans’ Stadium in Long Beach. If you look closely you can see the old “Fly DC Jets” sign in the background along with “Home of the Boeing C-17” right below it.

Another (completely unrelated) entry will be posted tonight, in which you’ll find out How I Spent My $200 Best Buy Gift Card. Hint: I still have my 5G iPod.