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what i predicted would be "a short shopping trip" evolved into a full-blown, all-day excursion. i wanted to finish my christmas shopping on saturday, and ended up "dragging" kt along with me. at our first stop, i bought $2.98 worth of photos; meanwhile, she brought an armload of purchases to the cashier. i made a quick stop at a restaurant to buy a gift card for the parents, where we were both surprised and confused at the vast amount of people eating there at 3:30 in the afternoon. now, at this point, all i REALLY needed to buy was another gift card for my brother and sister-in-law, and some coffee for part of another present. however. knowing that we both had $10 "coupons" [essentially, gift certificates] burning holes in our pockets, we [i?] decided to brave the mall and check things out. once there, i realized i was really not in the thorough mood that proper clothes shopping requires. so we ventured out into The Mall, katie on the hunt for a certain crafty lighted cube sort of creation she had seen earlier in the week. our "mingling" included but was not limited to: curious george christmas cards, coloring books, the big poofy cow above, and the discovery that spongebob squarepants has his own 12-step program. who knew?
on our way out, we ended up making our essentially free purchases, consisting exclusively, of all things: socks. [my, we like to live on the wild side]. the salesclerk was probably not impressed with our savvy shopping skills; but then, i did end up with socks made partly of rubber so i think it evens out. we hit up arby's for some curly fries action and upon our exit, witnessed some high school boys navigating the drive-thru in reverse. amusing, in a head shaking sort of way.
we made it home, even after an attempt by katie to navigate me through a dead end street. we proceeded, among other things, to inspect the capabilities of the lobster teether she had purchased for a friend's bayyy-beeeee [this is always how the word "baby" is pronounced in katie's world]. this picture worries me somewhat -- pleeease, back away from the lobster -- but this one is priceless. note the dainty pinky suspended in the air for the occasion! the perfect product modeling for the camera! the sheer glee regarding the teething on the lobster!
my favorite observation about all of this? she's allergic to shellfish.
Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2005 at 11:18PM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments10 Comments

Reader Comments (10)

Reading your blog somehow makes my mondays more fullfilling. Even more than usual now that you have that camera.
Dec 19, 2005 at 09:02AM | Unregistered Commenterjared
Wow... give the girl a digital camera and she just cuts loose. I really like the mallrat picture... what they heck is that thing?
Dec 19, 2005 at 09:41AM | Unregistered Commenterpaul
well, it's a big poofy cow. obviously.
Dec 19, 2005 at 10:52AM | Registered Commentermdog
Dec 19, 2005 at 01:39PM | Unregistered Commenterjared
I really really need that lobster teether. Where did you get it?
Dec 19, 2005 at 02:50PM | Unregistered CommenterTB
seriously? target.
Dec 19, 2005 at 03:02PM | Registered Commentermdog
HAHAHA. I didn't realize you'd post all the lobster pictures. Well, I'm sure they're worth a few good laughs for everyone. I've seen them and I still laughed out loud. I think the highlights are definitely the big poofy cow and the kids driving in reverse through the drive-through (even if you didn't think I should reinforce such behavior). And I totally did not think that road was a dead-end. Never a dull moment...
Dec 19, 2005 at 08:13PM | Unregistered Commenterkt
oh, that's definitely not ALL the lobster pictures. and i failed to mention the photo lab incident. and all the freakin people i saw.
Dec 19, 2005 at 08:59PM | Registered Commentermdog
can i go shopping with you guys sometime? somehow i think it would be a LOT more fun than going on my own.
Dec 20, 2005 at 09:48AM | Unregistered Commenteramo
the magnificent mile it is not. but you just let me know if you're ever in the area! ;)
Dec 20, 2005 at 02:52PM | Registered Commentermdog

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