I’m back, but not very.

Yeah, that title makes no sense.  I know.

Anyway, the thing is, while I’m now done with July CampNaNo (preliminary report can be viewed here on my other blog), I can’t actually, you know, do much right now for the blog, because I hurt my back on Wednesday, and I now need to spend most of my time lying down until it gets better.  (I go into that on the other blog post, too.)

The big problem about the back is that I can’t really even get into the room where most of my dolls are right now.  Because I have some mouse issues in my house, and there’s this thing blocking the door so they can’t get underneath it, but now I can’t pick up the thing ’cause I can’t bend over.  And that really sucks, because I got a Taeyang from Amazon a few days ago, and the two Pullips I ordered from Groove should be arriving today.  (Ironically, though I intended to use their SDCC discount code to order the SDCC 2016 Pullips, I ended up ordering older dolls instead.  Amusingly, I ordered the Taeyang as a partner to one of those Pullips, and I ordered him several days after placing the Groove order.  He got here on Friday, even though he wasn’t supposed to arrive until tomorrow at the earliest.)  There’s another post I want to do that was going to involve photographing things on my bed instead of in the dolly room, so hopefully I can get those photos taken soon.  (Then again, I’ve been saying that for a while now about a lot of things, haven’t I?)

Because the Urgent Care center I went to for my back was in the same parking lots as one of the local Tuesday Mornings, I have an unexpected new girl in my collection:

boxed Tiger Lily 1

You may be thinking “Hey, didn’t you already have that doll?”  And you’d be right.  I did already have a Tiger Lily Byul.  So why buy a second one?  Well, ’cause I took her out for photography enough that I totally wrecked up her hair.  And I broke her bow string.  So this way I have a pristine stock Tiger Lily, and I can remove the messed up wig on the original (though in truth it’s really just the braids that are messed up, not the wig itself), and re-dress her in something that doesn’t have real fur on it, and maybe give her new eye chips.  Given the paucity of darker skinned dolls in the general Groove catalog, I didn’t think it would be a good idea to pass one up. 😉

Her new name will be Nadia.

So far I haven’t deboxed the new Tiger Lily, because all my spare clothes and wigs are in the room I can’t currently access, so there’s not much I can do for Nadia, unless I want to put her in some Barbie clothes.  (Or strip a Monster High or Skipper doll nude and let her have those clothes. 😛 )

I really want to get to the other Tuesday Mornings in the area to check for other Groove dolls, but I’m not leaving this house today while my package from Groove is still on the way. 😛  If it gets here soon enough, I might venture out, though.  (However, I hadn’t been to a Tuesday Mornings in months.  It could be that Tiger Lily had been sitting there a while, because everyone else didn’t want her, as Byul is very unpopular.  So it may be that checking the other stores won’t actually do me any good.  But I wanted to check for Monster High dolls originally, as I went into Target earlier in the week and all the Monster High and Ever After High dolls were on clearance, as Mattel is beginning to unleash the new, watered down versions.  In fact, Target actually had one of those in stock for Monster High:  that it had no wrist joints wasn’t nearly as shocking as the fact that it had no knee joints.  Facially, it didn’t look too bad, but that may have been because it was a new character, so I had nothing concrete to compare it against.  But I’m not about to buy a Monster High doll without working knees though.  No freakin’ way.)

Oh, one last thing before I go.  My stats reflect the weirdest thing.  After puttering along at the usual 30-40 views per day, on Saturday it reported 100 views, and on Sunday 216.  Almost all of those views of the kind that don’t register as being views of any particular page or post.  I think it must have been some kind of bot accessing all my posts in the late hours of Saturday and the early hours of Sunday.  I have (not counting this one, obviously) 226 posts and 11 pages, so that’d average out to about 40 actual views per day on those days; in other words, normal days.  Did anyone else have a massive jump in views on those days?  (I mean, obviously said bot wasn’t accessing all of WordPress all at once, ’cause it didn’t hit my other blog.)  I’m wondering if it’s some kind of search engine cataloging thing, or what.  Regardless of the cause, it’s strange.

Oh, btw, if you want to see the rest of the awkward box shots of Tiger Lily (box shots looking down at a box on a bed are not ideal), I put them in the Stock Byul gallery.


2 thoughts on “I’m back, but not very.

  1. Catarina August 1, 2016 / 12:35 pm

    Ahhh I’m so jealous. Whenever I look at my Tuesday Mornings they only have Monster High and Ever After High Dolls. I’ve never found any pullips at all… Which of course means that I’ve bought two off of ebay X) I have two little Dals and that is sadly the extent of my collection considering I’m a broke college student.


  2. kewpie83 August 1, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    The stats thing happens to me all the time. I have always assumed it’s bots or search engines going through to check for live pages.


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