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16 June 2007 @ 03:40 pm
So, I went down town to shop.  Have I mentioned that I *hate* shopping?

I don't mind the groceries, particularly (fortunately, or perhaps due to my other-shopping hatred, that's mostly what I bought). 
And I don't mind hardware stores, but all I needed were some batteries, so I skipped that errand until later.

(Thank you, kmd!)

I went looking for boxes.  To store all my sh*stuff in, because otherwise it gathers dust and I start sniffling and coughing and everyone thinks I'm sick.

I went looking for boxes.  I'd seen some old trunks in a somewhat expensive second-hand store, and had been thinking about them, so I went back.  The most expensive one was gone.  All of the rest were just not what I wanted.  Have I mentioned that I hate shopping?  They were all either too junky or too expensive or both.

I guess most people would go to the local Source For Cheap Plastic Sh** (spelled with a W) but I try to boycott them.  And I don't want plastic bins, anyway.  I want nice wooden boxes that will go with my exquisite decor. 
Alternatively, I could buy more dressers (mom bought me *three* old dressers for my birthday:), or build in some closets.  Buying boxes, which I could just load in to my car, seemed like a quicker solution.  But nooooo.

So anyway, I bought an antique ironing board instead (never know when it might come in handy) and abandoned the search.  On to the Co-op for food.  I bought everything.  I guess I was making up for previous disappointment.  I bought potatoes and avocados and summer squash and zucchini and red bell peppers and green bell peppers.  I bought lemons and peaches and a melon and cherries.  Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!  Fresh cherries.  (Hideously expensive, too, since they're organic.  But I could eat them by the pound if I could excuse the expense.)  Eggplant.  More barley because I used the last yesterday (more on that later).  Mango juice and not-tomato veggie juice (haven't tried it before) and selzer to go with my way-too-strong cherry juice.  Can you tell I have a fruit thing?  I bought a few other mundane things like a case of canned cat food.  I did not buy chocolate.

As I was heading for the checkout counter I espied the brother of The-Best-Carpenter-In-The-World (those who've seen the house know) and got into line behind him.  Charming fellow.  We've planned for me to call him so that we can arrange for him to check out the idea of a small household windmill here.  (So, you ask, what am I doing tying up the phone line when I could be calling.  Hm?)

Then a nice woman boxed up my groceries and helped me carry them to the car....  She's new at the Co-op, a place also known as Lesbian Hangout Central.

Black clouds massed overhead as I got everything into the car.  Have I mentioned that I really, really LOVE thunderstorms?

There.  Three good reasons to have gone shopping.  (Well, the thunderstorm woulda gone over the house, too).
kmdkmd on June 16th, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
(Ok. Apologies here. This is where the cut should be. Could someone explain to me how to do that?)


Antique ironing board! drool

betonicabetonica on June 16th, 2007 10:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm still tangled a bit in the formatting, but it's coming along. The ironing board needs some work, too, but maybe later.
Cryscrystlyte on June 16th, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
I lurves my old wooden ironing board. I use it to display old linens, which somehow seems to work. Enjoy yours!
Janetjanetmk on June 16th, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC)
A windmill would be seriously cool.

Good luck with the quest for storage boxes. Finding non-plastic ones is hard. You might find something on the Web.