Over at Franklin Avenue, Mike posted some recent deals he found (including wine!) at the 99-Cent Only store in Bellflower. Here is my favorite ever 99-Cent Only purchase:
A venus flytrap! When I saw this at the 99-Cent Store at San Fernando & Sonora about three months ago, I couldn't resist. At the time of purchase it was much smaller and looked almost dead. For weeks, I avoided killing flies in the kitchen in the hopes of giving the little guy some prey. Eventually, he sprouted more jaw things and started catching flies!
My theory is that this is some sort of impossible to kill super-flytrap, as it probably was forced to survive for months in a discount store or supermarket before finally being cleared out at the 99-Cent Store.