Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dithering and grab bags

Hello, hello. I know, I have been a bad blogger, not posting for like a week. I haven't had much to say, honestly. Life was pretty consumed by work the last few days and over the weekend. It does not make for very interesting posting, especially since I can't really talk about work due to possible privacy issues =P

Today was a fun day though, I was out with Erin this afternoon. We had gone out with the intention of getting jeans, and keeping an eye out for potential Halloween costume pieces. If we can, we intend to go as 20's flappers, but Erin's back up plan is to go as Rainbow Bright, while I am thinking of perhaps She-Ra or Jem. I suspect that Jem will be easier to pull off.

Our first stop was actually before we hit the mall...the old Future Shop near Mic Mac Mall is currently housing a place called Halloween Distributors. We hadn't know it was there, Erin just spotted it as I was looking for a parking spot. It was not as exciting as we'd hoped...it was mostly just pre-packaged costumes (titles starting with "sexy" for women, and the men's costumes all focused on breasts, beer and drugs), more so than costume pieces.

The one thing they did have that was nice is they had these lovely masks, the type you'd imagine for fancy costume balls with ladies holding them up on sticks. They were quite pretty, but I have no idea what kind of costume to make around something like that. I may have to think about that more though, as we had no luck finding flapper dresses.

We wandered the mall fairly aimlessly after that, just poking into every store we fancied. We ended up not really feeling like looking for jeans. The one thing I did get was hair dye! I have been wanting to dye my hair red again for a while now, and Erin agreed she can help me do it this weekend. I will post pics when I have red hair, I am eager.

After we were finished with the mall, we headed to Fabricville. Erin is wanting to take up sewing, and was looking for a simple dress pattern to make. We ended up being there for a very long time...by the time we got to the counter with some fabric, Erin told the girl we had been dithering for an hour. I just love the word dithering, and I think I generally love doing anything that can be called dithering. Such a great word.

Erin ended up finding two patterns, one for a dress, and one for handbags, and we found some nice fabrics for her. As we walked over to the counter, I noticed a big basket full of paper bags, marked "Grab Bag $1.99".

I am a sucker for grab bags.

Jacki and I were in the mall once, and found grab bags in Ardene. They were $6 I think, and we each got one. They were awesome. Mine had a nice scarf in it, and a really pretty necklace. There was a cute little pair of fingerless gloves too. I can't remember what was in Jacki's, but I know she had fun with hers too.

So the question for me became "What's more fun, an Ardene grab bag, or a Fabricville grab bag?" The answer to this is probably pretty obvious. However, in one of those "you had to be there" moments, getting a Fabricville grab bag became a hilarious idea that had me in tears, and Erin laughing pretty hard, if only at my foolishness.

The results of a Fabricville grab bag were pretty much what you'd expect, but the hilarity was worth the $2.


Bev G said...

Ok, far to much jocularity going on here for sure. Had you thought of looking in Frenchy's for some Hallowe'en pieces?


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