coast city comics and casablanca comics. according to him [this was maybe my second time in a comic book store...ever] coast city was more what he was looking for - slightly dingy, underground, a little hipster, but dear god not so terribly mainstream like casablanca.
mostly i was just amazed at the adorkable things around every corner. coast city had creepycute zombie foods and star wars spudtrooper! plus a pinball corner and what i can only describe as the dangerzone - discount comics that i have every intention of cutting up/mod podging/crafting with. i am still on my self-imposed shopping ban until this whole house thing comes together so i refrained. but oh so painfully.
fyi my birthday is in november. but i take totoro presents any time of year. like now. thx.
simply scandanavian which is home to scandanavian imports of all varieties. food, furniture, decor, accessories, books, and most importantly, MOOMINS!!! my other ridiculously cute obsession [that i really know very little about], the finnish moomins of moominvalley [::dies of cute::] are squishy hippo-looking creatures that apparently are actually trolls. i spent a couple years in high school searching for who will comfort toffle, a book my grandparents had from my dad's year abroad in finland. turns out..it was recently re-released, but my grandparents hear about my search and gave me the original for christmas one year!
wylers, frank playing in tissue paper from my sister's presents, and an eeever so sightly evil looking fat pig face at the hong kong market.