The P and the J actually had a rare face-to-face lunch date today. We woofed down some Chinese at the local mall, then traveled around the mall in search of some elusive XBox plug or something they needed. The salesgirl, excuse me, manager of our local GameStop (Heidi, if you really need to know) totally went above the call of duty to help J find said accessory. She will get a superb rating from me...if I fill out the receipt survey and you know it's not looking good. Sorry Heidi, how about a shout out on our blog? Mmmkay, I thought that would totally be better than a possible good employee rating that could translate into a raise or something.
Anyhoo, you may think we discuss weighty subjects such as growing our blog (um no, but we did discuss blogs we like) or our important work at church (we skimmed over that) or our children and families (a glancing blow). Nope we discuss enlightening topics (snort) such as the need for products such as the two mentioned below. We also discuss our love of IMDB and movie quotes in LOTR and Napoleon Dynamite..yes, these are the discussions we have.
We decided there is a need for a personal purse hanger for bathrooms with no said hanger available. For those times, such as today, when I had to balance my small suitcase while trying to um...well..accomplish what I went in there for. The first attempt was a failure so I ended up holding the baby elephant carrier in my teeth during the delicate situation.
Success! We solved this problem, purchase one of those 'hang your purse on any table hooks' and use the toilet paper dispenser or an inside wall of your cubby. Which brings me to a sidebar of discussion. Bathroom stalls which are no bigger than a preschooler's cubby. Jen stated, and I will second this, that no bathroom stall should be so small you have to squeeze in between the toilet and the wall in order to shut the door. (And yes, my beloved Target, I'm talking to you.) Truly, this is why--if the bathroom is empty--you better believe I'm heading to the handicapped stall. Well, I also usually have a small girl sharing said special time with me, so that makes the problem way worse. In my world having a 5-year-old with you qualifies you to use the larger, family-friendly stalls. It's my world people, be glad you don't live here.
The next item on the agenda was having someone invent Google Search for your own brain. Wouldn't it be fabulous to be able to access all that useless and, okay, even the useful information you absorb and spit it out in just a nanosecond? For example, today J said something about Space Camp which sent little tingles to my brain about Star Wars. I knew I had heard a great quote about SW recently but I couldn't come up with where it was! So frustrating to have something amusing or interesting but not be able to figure out if it was t.v., a blog, a tweet, what was it???? I said I needed a file cabinet or even better Google for my brain! Wouldn't you love that? Maybe..okay it was funny to us. (And it was a tweet from Jim Gaffigan! Mystery solved!)
Okay, that's all I've got for today...I brought my camera to our luncheon b/c I had a goal of getting a new pic of the two of us for our blog home but it didn't happen. We met, we ate, we chatted, we shopped...it was a good, good day.