As has become one of our favorite traditions, Erica and I are enjoying 2 nights away from the kids over President’s Day again this year.
And as has become one of my not-so-favorite traditions, we spent President’s Day going in and out of stores looking for clothes to exchange our dead presidents for.
Around 10:45am yesterday morning I tweeted this:
Here were the tweets that followed (FYI…clicking the yfrog links will show you pictures):
10:55am – Store #1 – banana republic outlet. The tees are on sale, but are they “lazy crew necks” or vees? paging Jon Acuff. http://yfrog.com/gzqp2gpj
11:05am – Erica has so many things to try on she can’t hold her arms up. unlike Aaron helping Moses, I’m not assisting. #longdayahead
11:20am – Erica snapped the plastic hanger on this green thing and didn’t tell anyone. http://yfrog.com/h07qpbaj
11:35am – Store #2 American Eagle. Foldable sunglasses – $9.50. I would still find a way to break these. #ridiculous http://yfrog.com/h2asvbej
11:45am – Boxers with 3D glasses included. Insert crass/awful joke here. #moreridiculous http://yfrog.com/hs68892253j
Noon – Store #3 Famous Footwear. But let’s be honest, there nothing famous about Dr. Scholl’s brand mandals. http://yfrog.com/h4oublzj
12:15pm – Store #4 J. Crew – upside down tag. I want to buy it and submit it to Beckett’s Errors & Varieties column. #baseballcards http://yfrog.com/gyz77kj
12:25pm – Apparently J Crew is offering a “Let your kids act up in the store and receive 20% off” sale today.
12:40pm – Store #5 Express – is it me or do these polo buttons go a little bit too low? http://yfrog.com/h2b0atxj
12:55pm – Store #6 Children’s Place – because hey, it’s not all about us. Also, I’m losing steam.
1:10pm – Store #7 Gap Outlet – in case u want to know how this sweatshirt will look on you after being decapitated http://yfrog.com/h3qlemij
1:15pm – I’ve never hated anything more than I hate retail store music right now.
1:20pm – Just saw a 65-yr old guy wearing cargo pants trying on a hoodie in front of a mirror. Or maybe I’m hallucinating.
1:45pm – snack break! http://yfrog.com/h3ivmztj
2:00pm – Recharged and at Store #8 – Guess. V-necks and slim jeans abound. And the awful music persists.
2:30pm – Store #9 Puma – because Erica is in Nine West and I have to draw the line somewhere.
2:40pm – Store #10 Nine West – because I could only last so long at Puma. Running on fumes but I think the end is in sight.
2:50pm – Store #11 Anne Taylor Loft – apparently this is the new way to refer to a Fitting Room? http://yfrog.com/gyfnovyj
3:00pm – Perhaps the best thing I’ve seen during this entire shopping trip. http://yfrog.com/h09snwhj
and then finally at 3:15pm, four and a half hours later, Erica tweeted this.
and it was over.
(and no, I’m not telling you how much I spent).
So let’s hear it. Shopping: Do you love it or hate it?
Scale of 1 to 10 where 1 is hate it and 10 is love it, what do you think about shopping?
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