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Mrs_Sweetpeach
Date: 2012-07-02 14:06
Subject: Drive-by update, weekend version
Security: Public
Location:Work
Mood:happyhappy
Tags:endeavour, rl, scrapbooking, shopping
Saturday I got up and went to dance class since my Nia teacher's papa was supposed to dance with us. He didn't show, but we did Sanjana which is one of my favorite routines, so that almost made up for it. After class I went home and cleaned up because Jean was supposed to call around noon for me to meet her at the tattoo parlor where she's planning to have some work done. The call didn't come in until close to 5:00 (which, frankly, was not that much of a surprise). Until then I moved files and caught up a bit on email and LJ. I met Jean at the place, but her meeting was nearly over by the time I got there. She drives faster than I do, and true to form, I got lost getting there. Not very lost, but I parked farther away than I should have and then stood at the corner dithering as to which way to turn. I guessed East, which was correct, but I still had to walk two or three blocks to find the place.

After meeting with the artist, Jean and I sat down and leafed through his portfolio. It didn't take long as we'd already seen most of the photos online. After that, she went ice cream shopping and I took myself for a short walk around downtown Ferndale. I now know where all the cool kids are hanging out, as the streets were positively bustling.

After returning home I didn't do much. I thought about doing laundry, I think I messed about a bit on my laptop, and went to bed early.

Sunday I slept in until nearly one o'clock, had breakfast and brewed a pot of tea so that I could, hopefully, finish waking up. Once I was awake & showered & dressed, jebra and I went shopping. Our first stop was Costco, followed by Home Depot and Trader Joe's. All I wanted from Costco was the two photos I'd sent over for processing, but I scored big in the parking lot -- I found a Coach handbag sitting in the bottom of one of the shopping carts!





Come to think of it, it was pretty goofy day shopping wise. The trip to Costco was for my photos, but we came back with them plus a can of coffee and two loaves of bread. The trip to Home Depot was for two screws, we got them and an $8 folding chair to replace the broken one. Trader Joe's was the most important, since I had a craving for Sloppy Joes *and* I wanted to cook it myself. I'm sure this was the first time I've cooked anything for the both of us this year.

When we returned from shopping we ran billing, jebra used his new screws to hang the router from one of the rafters, and I made dinner. Dinner was ready just as Endeavour began. My timing was closer than I would have liked in that jebra missed the first minute or so toasting the bread and, later, bringing us seconds. I sure do appreciate his willingness to do that for me.

I thought the writers did a good job with Endeavour and I really enjoyed seeing the very young Max. Whoever played that part knocked it out of the ballpark. Although I don't think Shaun Evans looks at all like a young John Thaw, I didn't have any trouble accepting him in the role. Around the halfway point I started to panic because I suddenly remembered that I had to watch every episode of Morse twice before I completely understood who had killed whom and why -- and that without a DVR I wasn't going to be able to do that with Endeavour. Fortunately I understood what had happened by the time the episode concluded. This makes me wonder if the plot was less convoluted, or whether I was just lucky. At any rate, I plan to watch however many new episodes the BBC produces.

I didn't have any trouble seeing John Thaw

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Why all the pearls?Why all the hair?Why anything?
User: rhymephile
Date: 2012-07-02 20:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
When I read this I thought you actually found a Coach purse. That looks like a Coach shopping bag, or is there something in it?
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2012-07-02 22:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I was being funny -- I found the shopping bag. Two things were in it, the price tab and the sales receipt for the actual bag which, confusingly, appears to be much larger than the shopping bag itself. I looked for a photo of the bag based on the model number on line today, and if you ask me, my bag is *much* cuter than the real thing. If it were a leather Coach bag, that'd be one thing. But this was one of the cloth ones with the Coach "C" stamped on it. I was not impressed.
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Why all the pearls?Why all the hair?Why anything?
User: rhymephile
Date: 2012-07-02 22:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I never quite understood the way women obsess about purses, especially ones stamped with a designer label and costing way too much. They're all made in the same factory in China! Of course, the purse I carry (when necessary) is more of an across-the-shoulder bag than a purse. I like being practical.
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2012-07-02 22:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I don't get it either, but then I'm hardly a girly girl. As for being practical, that's pretty much the gist of the conversation I had with jebra on the way home from work. He offered to start looking for Coach bags on eBay for me but I had to tell him it wouldn't be worth the effort or the money. The odds of me trading my book bag (into which I stuff yarn, patterns, my coin purse, phone, and whatever odds & ends I think I might need that day) even for a large leather Coach bag are vanishingly slim.
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Thistlethorn
User: thistlethorn
Date: 2012-07-02 21:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
LOL re: the bag! Very funny! :-)

Is your friend just thinking about getting a tattoo, or has she decided on a design?
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2012-07-02 22:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I believe she has a design in mind -- she took him printouts of the sort of thing she's looking for yesterday and put down the deposit on his initial drawings. I haven't seen the artwork she's basing her design upon and have no clue how many iterations the design will go through before she's happy with it.
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Thistlethorn
User: thistlethorn
Date: 2012-07-03 00:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I find tattoos endlessly fascinating. It would take months for me to heal if I got one, though, and I get infections too easily, so bugger--I'll probably never have one.
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maddiec24
User: maddiec24
Date: 2012-07-03 00:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Wow, you had a busy weekend. LOL @ your Coach bag. I carry a huge, girly, Vera Bradley-inspired bag, but I only paid $10 for it. Love your M&M shirt, BTW.
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2012-07-04 18:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thanks! That shirt will be retired soon (which translates to "be turned into t-shirt yarn) as I've worn it so much I've worn it out. My mom gave it to me and it's one of my favorites. The good thing about wearing it out, though, is that it gives some of our other shirts an opportunity to spend time out of storage. We own hundreds of t-shirts and yet every week I am to certain to choose my three favorites. Four if you count the shirt I wear to Nia on Tuesdays. That one has a bleach stain and two repaired rips, so I although I like it a whole lot I won't be crushed when it wears out. jebra may feel differently however, as it was originally his and he bought it because he really likes the design.

$10 for a bag is reasonable. Full price on the purchased Coach bag was $128. The buyer got it on sale for $68. That's still to rich for my blood!
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Amy Ranger
User: isherempress
Date: 2012-07-03 15:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My former SIL got a Coach bag for Christmas one year, and I was *so* envious... but then T pointed out that I could get the bag but I would NEVER have anything to put into it. Absolutely right. Your little bag is darling, though.

There were parts of Endeavour that I liked a lot, in that it brought a beloved character back to life - but the plot was muddy and confusing. And suicide for an ending is ALWAYS a lame way out. However, I loved the music, the car(s), the boss who treated him well, and the character's natural curiousity and reticence. And yes, the pathologist was spot-on. There should have been more explanation of the whole setup with young girls and politicians AKA the Profumo Affair (like Law & Order: ripped from the headlines). Perhaps sweetest of all was Endeavour's interview of the newspaper editor regarding the crossword puzzles: that actress was Abigail Thaw, daughter of John Thaw. "Have we met before?"
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2012-07-04 19:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Are you one of those lucky people who are comfortable leaving the house with nothing but what you have on, your keys, a couple of bucks and your driver's license? I used to be like that, then I learned how how to knit. Although honestly, even back in those days I was almost certain to have at least something to read with me. And possibly some other crafting project, probably cross stitch.

I'll agree that I found following the story confusing, but I thought that was because some of the scenes seemed to have been shown out of sequence, particularly as regards his resignation. I was really puzzled as to what was going on. The young girls and politicians thing could have been made clearer, but by the end I'd figured out that's what it had been about. As for the "Have we met before," I figured that had something to do with Morse's future, but I didn't know the woman was Abigail Thaw and that makes it extra sweet.
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