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DaveB My JoeShopping Sesame Street characters arrived yesterday! We went to dinner at Pizzaria Uno (Tuesday is kids night there!) and I brought the package with me. Just when the kids were getting antsy waiting for their food, I brought out the unopened package!'

The kids were amazed that something had arrived from Hong Kong. They opened it and played with the little figures all through dinner.

Thanks, JoeShopping! (February 22 at 2:43pm)
DaveB
DaveB Surprisingly good. P-Uno has really stepped up their game with healthier pizza options that taste good. (February 24 at 8:09am)
Andrew
Andrew Nice. I remember they used to be worse than Pizza Hut! You'd order a pan pizza and it actually looked like it was sitting in soup with all that grease! (February 24 at 9:14am)
DaveB
DaveB Yeah, man... I had the Roasted Eggplant, Spinach, and Feta pizza with sun-dried & plum tomatoes, carmelized onions, mozzarella and pesto on 5-grain crust. Good stuff and not like the old days. (February 24 at 9:18am)
Andrew
Andrew Oooh, that sounds good. And for some odd reason reminded me of the insanely awesome Seafood Nachos at Chi-Chis!!! (February 24 at 9:57am)
DaveB
DaveB Oh, sweet lord those were good. (February 24 at 9:59am)
DaveB My Angry Birds key chains came in the mail yesterday! The kids were thrilled and book them on their backpacks. Thanks JoeShopping! (February 7 at 8:51am)
Andrew
Andrew Awesome! (February 7 at 11:05am)

A lot of people have asked me how I lost all my weight and I usually reply with a joke of some kind like, "Oh, I just developed a serious drug habit and the pounds just flew off!" The truth is that it was a tough and somewhat painful process and I hope others can use it to lose whatever weight that would make them happy. Unfortunately, that’s unlikely to happen. If there’s one lesson I learned from this, it’s that there’s not one weight loss method for everyone. Each...

DaveB
DaveB Sadly, most of the before pictures were mysteriously destroyed in a fire.... ;) (January 19 at 2:51pm)
Andrew
Andrew Oh really? Funny. I'm sure I can dig up quite a few before pics if you need! (January 19 at 2:53pm)
DaveB
DaveB I'm sure you have some right around the time Ben & Jerry's invented Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream and Friendly's had their "clamwich" on the menu. Not good. :) (January 19 at 3:15pm)
jschless
jschless Well done, Dave... Very impressive! I'm afraid of the potential fallout from telling you that I've gotten some motivation from this post, but it's a risk worth taking... (January 19 at 9:21pm)
DaveB
DaveB Thanks, man. It's all been an effort to look more like you when you were 22. Now I just need to start playing Lacrosse... :) (January 20 at 1:22pm)
DaveB So tell I'm thinking about the Kindle Fire. My wife wants a reader, so I was just going to get her the Nook. But from what the reviews say, it sounds like I need splurge for the Fire. Would it be a waste of money to get it for her if she's going to use it mostly as a reader? She's got a little Netbook that she carries around for Word processing and Internet.

Anyway, advice is appreciated! (November 21 at 12:43pm)
Andrew
Andrew I've never had a reader (just a laptop) and picked up the Fire. I LOVE it. I"m using it mainly as an e-reader actually. It's a perfect size and definitely a bit lighter to hold than the NOOK. The apps and web interface are great and at on of fun too. If you're getting her a Nook Color, I say save a little money and get the Fire. If you're looking to purely have an e-reader, than get the low-end Nook or Kindle. (November 21 at 2:52pm)
Andrew
Andrew You may want to check out this Hot Deal for a Nook that includes a $30 gift card: http://www.joeshopping.com/bargains/hot-deals-8794 .htm (November 21 at 6:01pm)
DaveB
DaveB Thanks, Andrew! It's probably worth it to get the Fire. (November 22 at 8:08am)
Andrew
Andrew Awesome! Plus, you can read comic books on it and they look great. Uh, so I've heard... (November 22 at 9:43am)
DaveB Went to the free Lego mini model build last night! All the kids made their own figures. The place was crazy, but it was fun. http://www.joeshopping.com/bargains/hot-deals-6222.htm (October 5 at 9:09am)
DaveB I hear from a friend that if you approach a Best Buy employee in the video department and say, "I'm here to pick up the power converters.", they'll sell you the Star Wars blu rays early. (September 14 at 3:48pm)
dnbuster
dnbuster haha:) (September 14 at 3:55pm)
DaveB Love the changes to the front page, JS! (September 14 at 2:44pm)
Andrew
Andrew Thanks muchly! We are forever evolving! (September 14 at 4:24pm)
DaveB I need a nice, fashionable fall jacket that won't break the bank. Anyone have any suggestions??? (September 7 at 11:19am)
Jill
Jill omg how cute! (August 24 at 2:42pm)
JoeShopping
JoeShopping Adorkable! (August 24 at 4:26pm)

Review: Arm Wrestlemania Game

Cool looking toy

(August 14 at 2:48pm)

I don't own this, but I'm thinking of buying it for a friend of mine who's kind of weak when it comes to arm wrestling.

Andrew
Andrew Does this "Friend" have a name that rhymes with "Dave"? (August 15 at 10:17am)
DaveB
DaveB Sort of... rhymes with Blandrew... (August 15 at 10:18am)

Review: K'nex Mario And Standard Kart Building Set

Awesome set

(August 11 at 8:08am)

My son's a huge Lego fan and a huge Mario fan ... so this K'nex set was perfect. As a 9-year-old, it took him about 20 minutes to put it together. He raced it around the house, smashing it a number of times, then putting it together again. Definitely a great toy!

Andrew
Andrew Damn. I wish it was made of Lego, though, and not K'nex. I love K'nex when it has the normal crazy pieces. But when it's just the Lego-style bricks, it's just all right. (August 11 at 9:29am)
DaveB Anyone watching the new Thundercats cartoon? I love it! Uh, I mean, my kid loves it. http://www.joeshopping.com/bargains/hot-deals-3173.htm (August 4 at 3:10pm)
Andrew
Andrew I missed it. But I heard it was great. (Guy I used to work with at Wizard actually did a lot of work on that show!) (August 4 at 4:09pm)
DaveB Somebody help that weird robot! He's falling out of the tree! (July 18 at 12:38pm)
abkardon4
abkardon4 Where? (July 18 at 12:40pm)
JoeShopping
JoeShopping On the homepage! (July 18 at 12:41pm)
DaveB
DaveB :) (July 18 at 12:42pm)
sillelin » DaveB Hi Dave, Here's what I brought from Germany. I brought my son two packs of cigs - one called Gauloises, made in France, and one pack of Marlboro with the German stamps on them. Son says it's the best gift ever from a trip. I brought hubby a card with a photo of the Berlin wall and a plastic container attached with a piece of the wall inside. (July 12 at 3:07pm)
DaveB
DaveB Those are pretty cool gifts! (July 13 at 8:52am)
DaveB Someone told me that Old Navy stores have a deal where you can buy a bag of 7 items of clothing for $20... but it's a mystery as to what you'll get. You do get to pick the size, though. Has anyone done this?? (July 12 at 10:46am)
Andrew
Andrew Yeah? I know they used to do that kind of thing where you get a shopping bag, pay a flat rate for the bag and as much as you can fit in the bag. Is that what you're thinking of, perhaps? (July 12 at 4:06pm)
DaveB
DaveB Nope... the bag is preselected with items. (July 13 at 8:38am)
DaveB This site has so many cool toys that I remember from my childhood... and I want them all again: http://plaidstallions.blogspot.com/2007_01_01_archive.html (July 12 at 10:38am)
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DaveB wrote the blog post American Girl (June 30 at 11:01am)

So this weekend, I'm taking my oldest son camping at the zoo.  He's very excited ... which lead to my daughter (who's 4 1/2) becoming jealous that she can't go. To make up for that, I'm taking her to lunch at the newly opened American Girl store here in DC.  Now, we don't own any American Girls nor have I ever been to the store.  It seems nice (and expensive), but I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the store or especially the dining experience there. I'm...

Andrew
Andrew My inlaws took 2 of my nieces there, I believe for that experience. The girls LOVED it. I expect you'll have tea and get your hair done. Wear comfortable shoes. (June 30 at 11:29am)
DaveB
DaveB Oy. It would have been so much easier on me if she had been born a boy. ;) (June 30 at 12:41pm)
Andrew
Andrew I'm totally telling her that when she's older. (June 30 at 3:23pm)