New Good Things – 6/19 edition

I just LOL’d at myself because the 4/4 edition of this – from 2008 – is the post that has received the most all-time hits on this here blog. Why? Because I reviewed my then new phone, the Samsung A737. I’m glad to say that the phone is still holding up. Though, if I had to pick a negative, it would be that the battery gets really hot so if you’re talking on it for a while, watch your hand. But I thought it might be nice to revive this trend with some of my newest purchases.

Arrid Clinical Strength deodorant – $5.99, grocery store

I just got this a couple days ago; not because I sweat profusely but because it’s summer here in “Tallahades” and you can’t help but sweat even when you walk from the car to your office, etc. Previously, I was using Secret soft solid – the best kind – and it was working relatively well. I have to say, this deodorant is not keeping me as dry as I would like but I can still smell the “clean mist” scent and I am not as uncomfortable as usual. I’d give this a 3.5 out of 5.

PNY 4 Gb Flash Drive – $17.99, Best Buy

After my thumb drive died a few months back, as you may recall, I had to run out and quickly replace, because I rely heavily on this portable storage for all things I do in my office. My Sandisk lasted 6 months before it crapped out. This one has been going strong for 2 and so far, I like it. It had no pre-loaded crap on it, which I also appreciated. Thanks, PNY. Since it could still die any moment, I give it a 4 of 5.

Batman: Streets of Gotham – issue #1 – Paul Dini, Dustin Nguyen – $3.99

In this new Batman:Reborn thing that DC is doing, they’ve gotten Dini – one of the all-time best writers (in my opinion) – to pen two of the new titles: this and Gotham City Sirens. I’m actually passing on that one for now but this week I picked up SoG and was not disappointed. At first, I was slightly opposed to the art style – a little too cartoony – but it proved to be a fairly good read. They introduce a new villain to occupy Batman’s time and then they bring in Tommy Elliot. “Hush”, as he’s also known, is a big-time Batman adversary and since he now looks like Bruce (creepy in the aftermath of Bruce’s so-called death) it’s a very interesting twist that we see him playing chess with, of all people, Damian. I’m looking forward to where this goes and the evolution of things. The last page made me want moar! 4.5 out of 5.d and d

Queensland chicken salad – Outback restaurants, $10.99

Normally, we’re creatures of habit, Ash and I. We get the Outback special (sirloin, 9 ounce) every. single. time. But last Friday, I was not feeling red meat and opted for this salad instead. It contains: lettuce, bacon, boiled egg, blue cheese crumbles, almond pieces and their chicken, which is cold on top but seasoned and SO yummy. This is the kind of salad that makes you think about it later, lovingly, fondly, lustfully. I couldn’t stop. So when Ash suggested Outback take-out again last night, I was In Like Flynn (Now, I know you think it’s Flint but the original catchphrase was Flynn, like Errol). Again, this salad did not disappoint. I didn’t eat it all at 8 when we had dinner but around 10:30, I revisited it and let me tell you: just as good. 5 out of 5 and two enthusiastic thumbs up.

That’s all for now. Have you recently purchased something you want to gush or rant about? Lemme know!

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