i've always been enthralled with the idea of grab bags/mystery boxes/whatever you want to call them. you know, you pick out a sealed bag or box for a few bucks without any idea of what waits inside, hoping to find some cool shit that often adds up to more than what you paid for it. i was always a sucker for the ones at the hello kitty store, where you could choose a "regular" grab bag or a candy-filled one.
so when i saw a post on facebook from delight.com, a site that i check out all the time because they carry all sorts of fun, silly novelty items, advertising their "mystery boxes," i had to have one. old habits die hard, you know. i placed my order, plugged in the code for $5 flat shipping, and waited.
yesterday, this arrived:
i ripped it open excitedly, and then i kind of slowed down to build up the anticipation. holy good gracious, i am a doofus.
and here's what i got: a reusable shopping bag that folds up nicely into a little pack that closes with velcro, some little doohickeys to organize cords (which i could really use, actually), a couple of organic suckers that i hid from the bean for the next time she earns a "surprise," and something i've wanted for a while - a SIGG bottle! actually, i came across the little cap loop holder thingy first and thought, huh. this is random, since i don't have a SIGG bottle. and then the teen pointed to the last item in the box, wrapped in bubble wrap.
maybe it wasn't quite as fun as the hello kitty grab bags - or just a little more mature. ha! in any case, i'm pleased with my mystery box. yay!
the other package that arrived yesterday yielded these, purchased on ebay just this past weekend:
woo-hoo! i'm stupid excited to take the teen to the glee live show! i was trying to figure out how the seller made any money on these, though - face value is $64.25, plus stupid ticketbastard fees, and then she spent almost $20 to overnight them to me. maybe she got 'em for free.
whatever, i really don't care. WE'RE GOING TO GLEE!!