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Today I was super-early in arriving at my haircut appointment, which left me time to kill in the neighborhood because showing up somewhere early kind of freaks me out. I looked around at Paperhaus and found a great new notebook: nice size, unlined paper, three rings, heavy covers, held closed by an included pencil. Perfect, or so I thought.

When I went back to my office and took it out of its packaging for further admiration, I discovered that the covers were either real or faux leather. In either case, they were especially fragrant and I'm not sure that an item that smells all leathery can be functional in my world. I left it out overnight in hopes that the odor will dissipate and I won't need to return it.


Realizing that I will probably never wear the bright orange Netherlands soccer voetball shirt I got in Amsterdam on account of it's bright orangeness; I picked up some t-shirt frames at Urban Outfitters. As if this didn't feel retarded enough, the product includes the phrase "you are a very special collector" on its packaging. It was only the clearance price that allowed me to overcome my reservations and take them to the counter.


For those keeping track at home, Operation Cadbury Stock Up 2006 is not going very well at all. Tonight I found myself at Walgreen's frantically digging through shipping crates to find any remaining creme eggs. Only two were recovered (there are a sickening number of the false hope-inducing caramel variety around); so it looks like it's going to be a long eleven months. Luckily Easter arrives a few days earlier next year.


Those caramel eggs are bullshit.

I am impressed with Operation Cadbury Stock Up 2006. The original creme egg is the ONE TRUE EGG.
it's turning out to be something of a miserable failure: for all my searching I've only secured two eggs. I may still have a few in deep freeze from last year though.


I like caramel and I like chocolate: I just don't need a massive amount of either in egg form to remind me of how much better they are when filled with egg-like creme.
I like my cadbury caramel in bar form.

There is a store on my street that has a whole section of imported from Ireland food (which is random), and the candy section is like 50% cadbury products. I might go see if they have any leftover eggs.
all the bartell's even?
I haven't been to the one on the Ave. It was part of my Sunday plan, but they'd already closed by the time I was over there. Then Monday turned out to be "running late between the U-district and elsewhere day"; so I didn't make it up to 45th.
i'll check out the greenwood area stores. i haaate those creme eggs so if i find any, they're all yours.

this may comfort you! it doesn't look like seattle is alone in its creme egg shortage: gawker says so! also, while reading that article, i decided this should be your icon for all Operation Cadbury Stock Up 2006 posts:

ps: this looks really shady but who knows, the internet is a strange place!
48 eggs via a survey

ok, whoa! you might need this, too: