Saturday (a week ago tomorrow) was supposed to be Snowmaggedon 2012… THE HORROR! The weather dudes were going on and on and on and on about how we should get prepared (by like taking karate lessons or something?) for the horridible snow totals we were going to get. They estimated approximately 1-1/2 feet in the valley. I was not happy since I pretty much despise anything cold and snow-like… unless it’s covered in cherry daquiris (as we’ve already established in previous posts). It especially put a crimp in my plan to head to Salt Lake to attend this huge Christmas gift show they put on every year, advertise like crazy, and then I never end up going to because Snowmaggedon is always the same weekend! Turns out, only the evil cities like Centerville and Bountiful, et al, got the big snow fall (tee hee hee hee… it was a joke… get off your ledge, people of Centerville). We got like 3 inches… and a way-t00-cold-coldness that made me need to put an extra blanket on the bed. I also had to pry my winter coat from hibernating in the smellerific coat closet and wash the sucker.
Instead, Madre and I stayed around the valley and attended much smaller gift shows… like the one at the grocery store, Smith’s for example. They’d advertised the Christmas Open House, but when we got there they had a free sip of orange juice (no exaggeration on the sip) and a hardened piece of a cupcake… ho, ho, ho… all in the name of Christmas!
That was a wash, so we headed to the Great and Spacious Building (I’m plagiarizing the name) to attend a Christmas Gift Show. Turns out I immediately needed everything at the show… and I’d have bought pretty much everything if I’d have been able to steal Simon Cowell’s wallet. A LOT of the show was nifty inventions… inventions that I suddenly couldn’t live without! For example, there was this white powdery stuff (looked like cocaine, so of course I was right on it) that as soon as you poured water into magically turned into snow. Not quite the consistency of snow but pretty cool feeling and cold! I bought that because I do have a need to make snow for the backyard… said the idiot with the “can’t-say-no complex.”
Everywhere I turned someone else had something that obviously would make my life much better… in prison (that’s where I bought my Happy Feet). For example:
Who doesn’t need a flower-like ornament made out of a Diet Dr. Pepper can… coughcoughDESSAcoughcough!? The V8 one in the back was calling my name, except for the fact that I hate V8. Then there were these butterflies:
Talk about trash to treasure! I guess you could make more money making these than you could recycling the suckers! Bring it! There were other inventions that I bought, which I’m not going to spout about because there is a high possibility it will become someone’s Christmas present in the next few weeks… I’m just saying. The only thing I didn’t pick up?
Don’t you just wanna eat his bejeweled little head!! FOR CA-UTE!!!!
Question of the Day: When do you start Christmas shopping? Do you usually stay within your budget?
PS- FatMas friends it be the weekend. Stay strong, finish up all your points, and get ready to be accountable come Mondee! Most importantly, though, have a fabulous weekend!