"why dont you just give him a chance"

idk because im not physically or mentally attracted to him and ‘but he likes you’ or ‘but hes really nice’ isnt going to change the fact that im not interested

Damn, I don’t think women know how much that really hurts


Yeah we do, now shut up and get over it

Aaaand a little rundown of the places I visited:

—(In the order of when I visited)—

— Eclipse Records —
A little shop situated right smack-dab in the middle of downtown St. Paul. Literally. So as a result, getting to it involved meandering through the city roads and crap and parking ramps and so on and so forth. Sooo not the easiest to reach, heh.

As for the shop itself? ‘Twas not bad at all. Rather small, and to be honest they were a tad on the pricey side compared to the other places I’ve visited. But it was a pretty nice shop nonetheless. Plus the staff seemed friendly and nice enough, and that’s always a plus.

— Hymie’s Vintage Records —
Picture for yourself what a family-run neighborhood record shop would look like. Are you doing that? Are you? Well, if you are, this place pretty much is exactly what you’d expect a place like that to look and feel like. Seriously. Right down to all the spines that divide records by artist and whatnot being written in permanent marker and having drawings on them and stuff. And said records being in cardboard boxes or in shelves clearly modified just to hold them. And that record shop smell that permeates every inch of the place. Which I don’t even need to describe with words other than “record shop smell”. You all know what I mean.

Basically, it’s a vinyl lover’s heaven. And while I admittedly didn’t buy much (… in fact I only got one 45 there. Yeah) since I kinda was on a “MUST FIND ONE SPECIFIC ARTIST” streak, it’s still a place I will return to in the future.

— Cheapo Records (Minneapolis location) —
I’ve already kinda rambled about this place before a month or two ago when I made my first pilgrimage to it. Aaaand… yeah! It’s still pretty damn rad and still has lots of stuff and I wuvs it. Although I mainly focused on their vinyl section this time, rather than surfing through their CD’s and Cassettes and blowing $50 on those like I did last time.

Plus, out of all three places I perused, they were the only one who actually had New Order and Joy Division records. Granted, pretty much all but one (that one being the “Confusion” single I bought) of the records they had in stock for both bands were new prints rather than used copies of the original runs of their albums/singles. But hey, they had New Order. So yay for that.


… so yeah! That was my rundown of the shops I visited. If I didn’t work until 4pm today, I also would have attempted to make a run to “Electric Fetus” (one of the more well known record shops in the Twin Cities) and maybe another shop or two. But alas most of them were closed for the night by the time I made it to Cheapo anyway. So I’ll have to save them for another day.

A productive day of record-hunting, I must say. Even if I mostly just bought a bunch of cheap 45’s…

… still! My collection! IT GROWS!

After scouring three record shops all over the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, I have finally found a New Order record!

… only one sadly. And it’s an American 12” release of their single “Confusion”. Which isn’t really what I was hoping to find.



WIP of something fun I did in break between commissions :)


WIP of something fun I did in break between commissions :)