Archive for January, 2009

Jan 28

* tear *

Did you know something so sad is happening in my hometown right now? ALL THE WORLD MARKET STORES ARE CLOSING!!! THIS IS SO DEPRESSING FOR ME! I cannot fathom not having a World Market within driving distance of my house! Where will I get my awesome Christmas presents for next year? How will I find yummy food and tiny carved animals and scarves and aprons with birds of paradise on them and giant paper lanterns and amazing chocolate bars from Germany? Nowhere! Who else sells nasty lemon flavored soda water and glass Rolleiflex camera Christmas ornaments as beautifully as they? No one, I tell you! World Market is the best place to buy these things. It’s also the ONLY place I have found that I can actually afford, and the only place I know of that has free samples of the pricey and delicious foreign food every Saturday. YUM. I love them dearly! HOW CAN THEY DO THIS TO ME?!?

* sigh *

Between this and not having a tree frog, my week has been such a sad one.

The only good and uplifting part of this is that they are probably having liquidation sales to get rid of everything, which means I can stock up on awesome things much more cheaply than before. I just hope everyone else hasn’t beaten me to the shell bead curtains or the marzipan fruit.

Alicia <3

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Jan 27

free fun (and frogs)

Lately I’ve been stalking certain craigslist ads (not users) and some of the things I’ve come across are pretty funny/unusual/awesome. Like for example, today I found an ad for a salt truck (I’m not sure, but I don’t think I need one of those). This afternoon, I saw a lop-eared bunny for sale, Sunday there was a free steel futon, and yesterday, someone NEAR MY HOUSE was getting rid of a real live tree frog. I nearly cried knowing I couldn’t take it home and love it forever. I would even build it its own tree, right in my room, and it could hop around and be adorable for all eternity. I could buy it a friend tree frog too, so they could be cute together and thrive mutually (supposedly they do better in pairs anyway). And, I would be willing to buy crickets AND handle them, if it meant my froggy’s happiness… But alas. It was not meant to be. I have siblings, and a cat, and a budget, all of which add problems to my heavenly scenario…

Sigh.

Craigslist certainly can be a heartbreaker for frog lovers like myself.

On the other hand, they did get me a job, so the pain is almost worth it. Kind of.

Alicia <3

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