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Get Dex

2 Nov

That guy splattered in blood up there? He’s a serial killer, and he’s also kind of awesome.

Yesterday I finished up season 4 of “Dexter.” I’ve spent a year anticipating it, and I’ll spend another year anticipating season 5! “Dexter” airs on Showtime, and I don’t have Showtime. I could buy the DVDs but that’s money I’d rather not spend (although I would like to own the whole series eventually), so I put my name on the reserve list at the library and I wait. And I wait a little bit more. And then I wait a little bit more. Eventually patience prevails and it’s my turn to soak up the blood and intrigue.

If you don’t know the premise of Dexter, I’ll give you a quick summary. Dexter is a crime scene investigator (he specializes in blood spatter). He is also a serial killer. There’s a long history of what went into him being the way he is, but he learned to control his urges by murdering only other murderers and/or bad guys (and ladies). Because he works in law enforcement, he finds out about people who skirted the law and got away with killing people, and he then spends his free time tracking down these people and killing them.

Sounds morbid, huh? It kind of is, but “Dexter” is really good! Michael C. Hall, who portrays Dexter, is nothing short of amazing. I really can’t say enough good  things about him. The script is great and the supporting cast is awesome, but Hall makes “Dexter” worth watching.

I’ve said many times and will probably continue to say for years to come: HOW MANY MORE DEAD BODY SHOWS DO WE NEED ON TV? There are about 80 bajillion shows about cops, detectives, crime scenes, homicides, you name it. I don’t find them enjoyable, but Dexter – which is more violent than shows on network TV – is just better. The relationships between the characters and the sheer complexity of Dexter’s double life is compelling. It takes good vs. evil to a whole new and thought-provoking level when you find yourself rooting for the killer to finish his job so he can go home to his family.

If you like a good mystery and can stand the blood (and the boobs – it is Showtime after all), I definitely recommend checking out “Dexter.”


Discount books and more

1 May

Hey Seattle friends, this weekend is Half Price Books’ Washington Warehouse sale, where everything is $3 or less.


It’s Saturday (today) and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  in Greenwood.

9241 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Start saving those pennies

6 Feb

For you fans of “LOST” (which should be everyone because “LOST” is awesome):

Exciting news! The entire “LOST” DVD collection comes out August 24. You can pre-order for $148.99 (regularly $229.99) at Amazon.

I’ve held off on buying any of the previous seasons because I knew I wanted to just buy the boxed set after the show ends in May (*tear*), so I’m very excited (and sad) to see that the end is in sight.

If you don’t want to save up, you can also try winning the lottery. There are some numbers you might be interested in….

Eats on the cheap

1 Feb

This is for Seattle people:

Did you know that The Stranger keeps an event calendar for food? It includes lots of specially priced events and other fun things – like World Nutella Day! Who knew? Some of the events are more on the fancy end of the spectrum but there are some deals thrown in there too. The next time you feel like heading out for dinner, check the calendar first!

Reminder: Free mp3s

28 Nov

Just a reminder to make sure you click here to get a $3 credit from the Amazon mp3 store. I mentioned it a few days ago, but the offer ends Nov. 30, so don’t delay!

Redbox free rental codes

28 Nov

Feel like winding down after a weekend of eating and/or shopping? Here are Redbox codes that will supposedly get you a free rental. (Reminder: If you use a code, don’t reserve the DVD online. Instead, enter the code at the kiosk.) If you’re not familiar with Redbox, I talked about it here.


If the above codes don’t work, here are 3 older codes that are good for 1 use:

DVDATWAG (only at Walgreens)

(Thanks, Fabulessly Frugal) free shipping!

28 Nov

For this weekend only, my favorite place to shop,, is offering free shipping! There isn’t even a minimum purchase! Just use discount code awesome when you check out.

This is so tempting, so very tempting…