Ages ago (around half a year) I remember posting on facebook about a promotion that 7-11 would be running in the fall. They were basically going to bring Domo-kun slurpees over the US. I had been sort of excited at the time, making a mental note to check out a 7-11 once they arrived. Well, it seems clear that my mental day-planner must've fried sometime between then and now because it completely slipped my mind until yesterday when I saw an article about it.
Now come one. Isn't that the coolest thing you've ever seen? I was planning to go to a 7-11 immediately when I saw that the promotion is already more than halfway over. The chances that I'll actually find a 7-11 at this point which still has this stuff in stock is pretty slim. There are already tons of people on ebay trying to hock the items for ridiculous markups. Since I have to pick up my mom, grandma, uncle, and Shelley at the airport tomorrow, I think I'm going to make a few 7-11 stops and see if I get lucky. I'm not optimistic though given how spiffy the items look. I've decided to blame this on the fact that I never leave the house nowadays and I'd like to believe that in an ideal world where I did, I would have happened to wander into a 7-11 just as they were unpacking everything a month ago.
Oh, and I guess I should also mention that my mom, grandma, uncle, and sister have been in China for the past 2 and a half weeks. I heard second hand through Connie that Shelley has vowed that she's never doing this again. This will actually be her second trip to China with the lot of them and I thought that she had actually enjoyed the first trip to have agreed to the second. It turns out that she felt obligated to go since no one trusts the idea of my mom, grandmother, and uncle wandering a foreign country by themselves, even if they speak the language. She's already stated she's unwilling to do trip #3, and next time someone else will have to bite the bullet. I've already decided that it's going to be Connie because I'll be damned if I'm going to volunteer for something like that.