Wednesday, January 30, 2008


I have been infamously quoted as saying, "I love socks." And yes, it is true. I do love a good pair of socks, being that I have constantly cold toes. But little do most of you know...

...I also love slippers. Specifically, shearling slippers.

I had a pair that I stole from my mom in college that I still have as a backup, but my favorites are LL Bean's Wicked Good Moccasins (in Brown). I got a pair of these angels two Christmases ago and they are my constant companions when I am not wearing shoes (I even wear them during the summer... sometimes!). They have been so well loved. But, to my dismay, they started to come apart on the side! I was very sad, but the good people at Bean rock my socks... er, slippers. They have a 100% satisfaction guarentee and therefore were happy for me to send my sad friends back to Maine and get a replacement pair with no fuss. The one problem is that they told me they were BACKORDERED UNTIL MARCH! Oh, horror! To be without my slippers was tantamount to disaster and very cold feet!

So it was a joyful surprise to get an email the other day stating they had been shipped, and today we had a box on the porch. They came! Hurrah!

My feet are happy (and warm!) once again. LLBean, I am devoted to you.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Shopping Victory

I went to a big outlet place this weekend... yes, in the bitterest of cold!
However, there were great bargains to be found.

Pants, fully lined, made really well.
Original price $89.00 - then outlet price, then markdown to $39.95.

Cashmere sweater. Amazingly soft and very luxurious.
Original price $139.00 (I think?) - then outlet price, then markdown to $39.95.
(which on its own is an amazing, amazing steal.)

Then the MLK weekend promotion.... buy one item, get one 50% off. it came to $60 for both. (plus tax)


Friday, January 18, 2008

Friday night excitement

I've just spent a Friday evening watching High School Musical 2.

... something is wrong here.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Speechless.... and a little afraid.

I've never watched it. I said that I couldn't. Tonight was the premiere.

So I decided, "What the heck?"

And I must say that I am literally speechless.

How do people watch American Idol? It's hideous!

Monday, January 14, 2008

A Kathleen Kelly moment....

I was in Borders over the weekend with a group of friends on our way to feast on amazing Indian food. While wandering away from the group, I found myself in front of the customer service desk when a young mom asked the associate, "Do you have Matilda?" She further indicated that it was a children's book.

The young man at the counter said he thought so, but he would check it out. He started to type in the title into the computer, but was unsure how to spell it, so he hesitated.

Before I realized, I said, "Matilda was written by Roald Dahl."

"Roald Dahl??" said the vague voice of the sales associate, deleting his typing from the screen.

"D-A-H-L. That's how you spell it."

The mom and I then chatted for a moment about how great the book is - her daughter loves it and has borrowed it twice from the library, but now wants her own copy. I love that. :)

I walked away and had to laugh to myself about the circumstances. I think it might be fun to own a children's book shop.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Just some Oak and Some Pine and a handful of Norsemen...

Most of you know my love of Ikea. I own several items from the store, and have helped Matt furnish the little house with many kitchen gadgets, picture frames and whatnot.

Months ago, I was thrilled to discover the Ikea Song by Johathan Colton, another fan of the big blue and yellow box. (He's a crazy songwriter who writes a lot of songs on a variety of topics!)

Now there's a new fascination. A guy named Mark is going to live in MY local Ikea for a week, starting today! Check out his adventures:
(The first episode is below)

Matt is going there today to buy a bed. I wonder if he'll bump into Mark?! (perhaps not, since Mark will probably be swarmed by a million news camera crews. He was in the paper yesterday and I saw him on the 6 o'clock news, too.)

It's really an interesting idea. I don't know if I could do it for a week, but it might be fun to camp out there! There is definitely enough to do and see!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

A Great Big MEH!

$30 tickets for $160. Bah.

This is why I should jump on things when I see them instead of saying, "Oh, I can do it later."