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Nihonjin kanojo boshu-chu...NOT!!!!
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Initial first-hand impressions of Borders' chain-wide closeout... 
4th-Aug-2011 11:22 pm
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So far,the discounts vary from 25-50%,yet my 'home' location(on the opposite side of town even from where I work)is already getting some of its shelves stripped bare(likely because some publishers ceasing to supply Borders stores in the months leading up to it going belly-up).While I didn't get any manga(no guarantee of what volumes/series I'm looking for being there even if I remembered off-hand what volumes to get),I did get some language learning aid books(mostly Japanese-relevant along with a pan-European phrasebook)while there as some of the cheaper stuff is likely to go faster.I plan to drop by at least another couple times before it concludes late next month,but barring rare oddities that show up later on,it can't steal my business with the one big bookstore left after all this...

Funny as it sounds,self-checkout lanes becoming commonplace in supermarkets won't render traditional cashiers obsolete.Whenever shopping at a Raleys or Safeway,any such registers are supervised by an attendant in case something comes up.While checking out at Raleys on the way home,the poor attendant had to fix an instant coupon(from the product)that wouldn't scan automatically;and they always have to override when someone tries to buy certain restricted items(to make sure that a customer can legally do so,obviously)...

While I've hit another minor creativity freeze in Dragon Quest IX,its DQVC wi-fi shop(which often has obscure items)had its one-year 'reset' recently,so I've already catching up on 'special weeks' that happened before I got the game last Christmas...

As it turns out,our taste of global weirding this past spring has been omen.I must admit,Sacro's summer temperatures have actually struggled to reach the seaon norms while the Midwest,the South,and the East Coast have been getting socked with record heat...

Happy birthday to Santarou Tsuji(who turns 74),Mika Doi(who turns 55),Wasabi Mizuta(who turns 37),Hitomi Nabatame(who turns 35 and is the oldest seiyuu younger than yours truly),and Satoshi Hino(who turns 33)...
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