Yesterday’s heat got me out of the house and on an unnecessary shopping spree. I first went down the street to a little Japanese store called Daiso. The frozen yogurt place next door was a treat, as well. After that I took a trip to one of the greatest stores ever, Barnes & Noble. Without realizing it, the shopping’s theme was dinosaurs.
Daiso is smaller than your average drugstore but definitely sells a larger variety of things. There’s food, snacks, office supplies, art supplies, household stuff, decorations, plates, etc. They have a section that figure-shaped erasers. And to my surprise, they had dinosaur-in-egg shaped dinosaurs! I won’t be using these erasers but instead add them to my dinosaur collection.
In their toy aisle I found two curious things: a blank puzzle and a dinosaur egg that hatches and grows. The puzzle claimed to be very difficult. Thats because the puzzle, which was about 50 pieces, was white, no picture or markings. I could imagine it was easily the hardest puzzle out there. The second item, however, made it in my basket easily.
After Daiso, and some frozen yogurt, I headed to Barnes & Noble. At the entrance they had a table full of books stickered with “Exceptional Value” and there was a dinosaur book priced at $12.98! It’s one of those encyclopedia-type books that usually go for 40 or 50 dollars. “Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals.” A quick glance at the pages showed it’d be a great collection to the two dinosaur books I already have.
All-in-all, yesterday’s dinosaur haul was a success, and completely unplanned. But those are the best. And it goes to show that both small and big stores can have great finds and great prices.