Building formerly known as Sam’s

Filed under: Retail Apocalypse

The lounge

I’ve managed to keep the tree alive. So far.

Garfield phone

Mom and I went back to the West Chester Antique Center because when we were there the other week she put her name in the hat for a door prize. They called and said she had won something! Turns out it was this Baileys table lamp. Maybe you’re thinking, this is all very flea market […]

Dolls

Avoided “Black Friday” for the most part, which now has no beginning or end—it is simply, All The Time. Stopped in Walmart after dinner to pick up some decongestant and see how the mayhem may have left the store. It was largely in tact, with a few raided bins of devoid merchandise and many more […]

Things I can rely on

The nearly perfect Golden Corral logo will be updated and ruined one day. (Previously) I will not win the lottery, no matter how often I do not buy tickets because I’d rather buy music and feel like an instant winner. The seasonal aisle will most certainly give a shudder of delight and grossness.

The State We’re In

Currently winding down the days reading The State We’re In: Maine Stories by Ann Beattie after hearing a segment on NPR about their 2015 picks of short stories. It’s taking a bit to get into the rhythm of a new author, but the bite sized stories are perfect for bedtime.

Fiesta Charra

It’s only taken like seven years, but we’re finally getting to know folks in Oxford who can join us for lunch. Today we had Mexican food uptown and spent a small chunk of the  meal marveling at the absurdity of politics. The other more important topics of conversation included music, Star Wars and movies that […]

The contents of my cart

Sometimes I’ll just buy filler from the floral department and put that in a vase.

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