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28 February 2011 @ 08:05 pm
I Bought Shoes.  
First, remember how a week ago I was talking about how we were snowed in? Well, last night we got a freak thunderstorm. Weather = WTF.

In other news, I bought shoes. That I don't need at all. But they are adorable and awesome and I love them. I am still breaking in the last pair of sneakers I bought, but whatever. My sister was looking for new sneakers and I said, "Try these," but they didn't fit her in the toes, so I slipped my foot in to them and BAM - new shoes for Dodger! Now I have white with pink/grey sneakers, and brown with white sneakers, and my new black with white/purple sneakers.

And those are just my sneakers. ;)

The rest of the shopping day kind of blew though.

I went to get new glasses. When the woman was done with the customer she was helping, she came over. My sister and I were sitting there. My sister was playing Angry Birds, completely zoned out. I am holding a pair of glasses and a prescription in my hand. The woman walks right past me and says to my sister, "How can I help you?"

I said, "Yes, hi, I need these glasses," and shoved them at her.

She says, "Oh. Okay then. And how old are you?"

I blinked and said, "I'm 32."

Look, I know I am tiny and have a young looking face, but at 32, people have no right to be asking me that. I mean, the last person that asked me that was my physical therapist (who I've known for twenty years) and I said, "Dude, when a woman passes 30, you aren't suppose to ask her that anymore."

He was all, "Yeah, dude, but let's pretend for a second you aren't talking to your friend, and you are talking to a medical professional."

Fine. But the eyeglass lady didn't need to know my age. I'm the one holding the damn glasses, asshat. I'm clearly the customer, even if I'm 14, so talk to me.

It's a long standing complaint for me. No wonder I can never get hit on - everyone thinks I'm 12.

Then the eyeglass lady told me it would be cheaper to buy two pairs of glasses. I don't need two pairs. I barely need one pair. They are only for watching TV and playing video games on the big screen. What do I need two pairs for? She explains it is $150 for one pair, but only $99 for two. This makes no sense. My sister looks up from her game long enough to agree that it makes no sense, and to ask her if she will just sell me the one pair for $100 - because then I spend less and they are only out by one pair. The woman sits there dumbfounded and finally decides she can't - so I bought two pairs.

Whatever. $100 was less than I expected.

Then we went and did the shoes - which was yay!

By that point, my sister was so done with shopping. She really, really does not like shopping. I was struck suddenly with how much I miss my old shopping friend. She was the kind of girl that would take a Saturday afternoon and we would go to JCPenny and try on everything for like two/three hours and then go to Applebees for two hours. I miss shopping trips like that.

Anyway, I got some really cute underwear and a new bra - but I still need to get a pair of black slacks, another bra, some socks and maybe a new dress shirt. Which means, I've got to go back to the store.

After we got home though, The BFF called from her family trip of Hell and we talked about Misha batting his eyelashes - (What? He does bat them and you know it!) - and we got kind of giggly silly. As one does, when talking about Misha.

Okay then, that is all.

PS and Stuffs: I still have not watched the last ep of SPN. So, you know, sssshhhh. I will eventually, but obviously, not yet.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 1st, 2011 01:42 am (UTC)
Last week's Supernatural just made me mad. Since you mention Misha.

At 6 feet tall and a double D cupsize, I have never, ever been mistaken for a child, Even when I was one, I was still supa-tall for my age. By the time I hit thirteen, I totally looked grown.

Though, when I first started substitute teaching and did not have anything like a professional wardrobe, principals would sometimes try to send me to the office for skipping class. I would draw myself up to my full height, fix them with an icy stare, and intone, "I believe you are operating under a misapprehension."

Worked every time.

And on a shopping note? I MISS MY MALL! It has been closed since the spring floods last year. It was great for walking exercise in inclement weather, window shopping with friends, catching a movie ditto, and having dinner or a drink also ditto.
dodger_sister: misha collinsdodger_sister on March 1st, 2011 02:01 am (UTC)
Oh - I forgot to say - I have not watched last week's SPN yet. I haven't managed to bring myself to do it. The Misha eyelahes batting was just a general conversation. We like Misha. I should put that up though, to avoid people telling me stuff - not that I didn't spoil myself a lot on purpose to try to help me get up the nerve to actually watch it.

Wow. Well, see that would be the other end - getting mistaken as an adult when you aren't one.

"I believe you are operating under a misapprehension."

LMAO - omg. I salute you.

They never got your mall up and running again? That sucks. I have a fondness for our original mall but I never shop there because the bigger mall has a Target and I love Target.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 1st, 2011 02:17 am (UTC)
LOL I'm glad I didn't go into any details about the episode, then. I'll just say it kisses waaaaay too much fanbutt. :P

Alas, the mall is not yet up and running again, due to disputes with the insurance company. There are plenty of others within 45 minutes, but it was totally the best one. (There's a Target near the other closest mall, which is okay - but there's a KMart even closer to me. Though truthfully, my top choice is online shopping!)
dodger_sister: happydodger_sister on March 1st, 2011 05:33 am (UTC)
Well, I actually read what my Flist had to say about the ep (so glad to know what you thought as well) in an attempt to make a decision about watching it. I was gonna watch it - well usually The Bff, The Sister and I watch together - but The BFF was going away for the weekend and my sister didn't want to watch it (I don't think she ever will) and so I was like, "ah well screw it. I'll Tivo and maybe watch it at a later date." and instead we caught up on Justified.

45 MINUTES TO A TARGET - oh you poor thing. We live five blocks from a Target. Seriously. The day we came to view the house before buying it, my sister stood on the front lawn and jumped up and down and yelled at me, "I can see Target from the front lawn, we are SO getting this house!"

Um. I'm sure she based the final decision on other things though. lol
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 1st, 2011 12:28 pm (UTC)
They snuck in the smallest bit of plot, but it hardly counted, IMO.

Haha, no, not 45 minutes to a Targat - more like ten - but there are seven malls within 45 minutes. I just want miiiiiiine!

I dunno - I picked my house to look at based on proximity to work and friends, but bought it because of the living room....

dodger_sister: alison lohmandodger_sister on March 5th, 2011 02:51 am (UTC)
Well, we probably didn't buy our house because of being so close to the Target - but it wasn't a bad bonus. As soon as his parents drop him off, The Nephew always asks if we are going to our favorite store this weekend. lol

I dunno - I picked my house to look at based on proximity to work and friends, but bought it because of the living room...

Because the living had a disco tech in it? The living room is nice and open and sunny? - that's probably a more logical guess...but a disco tech would be kind of cool. Without all the disco music, of course. Except Abba, cuz I love them.

PS: Still have not watched SPN - now I am two episodes behind. Whatever. Instead today I talked about Hawaii Five-0 and called it "H5O" and my friend was all, "Did you just call it H5O? That's messed up." lol

Edited at 2011-03-05 02:53 am (UTC)
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 5th, 2011 04:56 am (UTC)
It's got huge windows and an excellent vaulted ceiling... sadly covered in popcorn 'stuff.' Eventually (hopefully this summer) it will have a hardwood floor and the wooden beams will be covered/removed/replaced so that we can strip the ceiling of the 1970's ugliness and maybe get a pale blue sky with faint wispy clouds painted on it. I want to have the room look like a cross between an open-air Greek temple and a luxurious Persian-esque room (low couches, rich rugs, that kind of thing). The 'focal point' will be my inherited marble Kneeling Venus, a very high quality reproduction that's been in the family for at least three generations. And we'll reface the red brick fireplace with marble, and put in a woodburning stove with nice glass doors (so we can get better heat, but still have pretty dancing flames).

Why yes, I have thought about this a lot. :)

(Especially since the current rough wood panels are reminiscent of either a hunting lodge or a Viking longhouse... not that I mind that second one so much, we embraced it with cast iron candleabra and fixtures, but still, it's time for a change!)
dodger_sister: happydodger_sister on March 5th, 2011 06:42 am (UTC)
I love when a living room has huge windows - ours are pretty good, they really open the room up. The vaulted celing also sounds fantastic and probably opens the room up too. And you have a wood burning stove! - excellent for the apocalypse. We have a fire place but it is electric and you have to be sitting on the step in front of it to actually feel it. Your house sounds lovely.

Are you getting real hardwood or that laminate stuff? We got the laminate because we needed something fast and cheap on the spur of the moment and we love it. It looks like real wood, but if there is any damage to the floor, you just pull up the damaged piece and lock the other piece in like a puzzle.

It's kind of cute how excited you get about home renovations. haha I picked the colors of my bedroom. lol The next renovation I want is to get three barcalounger chairs and put them in a semi-circle in front of the tv and that is my living room renovations. ;)
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 5th, 2011 03:33 pm (UTC)
I think we're going with the hardwood laminate - pressed wood with real wood veneer - but we might have picked real hardwood. I have to revisit our samples. :)

Actually, three barcaloungers sound pretty nice. One for you, one for the sister, and one for the nephew, perchance? :P

I do get ridiculously excited about renovations. Check out my renovations tag.
dodger_sister: kidsdodger_sister on March 8th, 2011 08:00 am (UTC)
Barcaloungers would be for me, The Sister and The Bff (she has her own chair in our living room right now as well). But now I am picturing The Nephew all sprawled out in a barcalounger watching a movie with one of the kittens and eating popcorn and omg, I want barcaloungers so bad!

I did look at your renovations tag! You are serious about it! But I am IN LOVE with your entertainment center. And I marveled at your library - the before and after pictures.

We actually had this house for about two and half months before we moved into it - so we pretty much had everything set up and renovated before we got here. And I was in the hospital (that was when I had my broken leg) so they moved my furniture in and set up all the shelving for me and everything, so when I got back to the apartment, I had like my tv and my bed and that was it.

I did pick the colors of my bedroom when I was doped out of my head on morphine, but I still really like them, so yay that.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 8th, 2011 12:36 pm (UTC)
*grins* thanks! the renovations have been good fun so far - even when frustration occasionally kicks in, I just think toward the end result, and am soothed.

how lucky that you still love the morphine=induced colors!
ranua: Eliot & Parker - srslyranua on March 1st, 2011 07:28 pm (UTC)
I am so with your sister in the dislike of shopping. I want the magic store where what I want/need is withing three feet of the door and it's in my size and colors and I don't have to try anything on.

The eyeglasses lady sounds plain rude. Some people just suck I suppose. At least you got new glasses, even if you did end up with two pair. On the bright side, you've a spare if you lose or damage one.

Weather = WTF seconded!
dodger_sister: christian kanedodger_sister on March 5th, 2011 03:01 am (UTC)
See, I like shopping as a social thing - and because I am finally at a place where I have accepted my body, which is totally freeing. And The Sister gets me all addicted to What Not To Wear, but then doesn't want to go shopping with me!! You probably do what my sister does - when she finds something she likes in her size, she buys it in three different colors. lol She has a lot of the same shirt, just in different colors.

People can be stupid. I mean, even if they think I am a kid, I am old enough to discuss what I want in a pair of eyeglasses. It's like waitresses that ask parents what their kids want to order. He's eight, not stupid. He knows what he wants to eat. As someone who worked with kids, I find it infurating that people do this. More so when they do it to me and I am 32. /sigh/

Yeah, I guess I could use the extra pair, keep them in my purse - in case I am ever out at friend's house and we are playing video games or something.

I know, you have been having weather as crazy as us and you have to drive in it! Just reading your twitters at the end of the day makes me want to buy you a massage. :)
ranuaranua on March 6th, 2011 03:39 pm (UTC)
Shopping as a social activity is great. I love to go out to the Mall or where-ever with The Boy and/or a S.O. and look at all kinds of stuff. But shopping to buy stuff? No way, that's a circle of hell I tell ya.
(Look up the number): Jared-uhtringic on March 2nd, 2011 01:17 am (UTC)
Sneakers!! The last two pairs-I-didn't-need-but-bought-anyway were white/pink/brown and grey/white/purple. I also bought purple (like, really shiny purple) boots recently, and it's all my mom's fault, because she makes me go shopping with her. And I tell here every time; I need white boots that I can wear in the snow, and then she says "but look at these! And look how cheap they are!" and I buy new shoes. that aren't white. and that aren't fit for in the snow. SO, now I've bought fabrics and am going to make skirts and jackets that I can color code with all my random shoes :)

And the mistaken age thing always sucks; people have been asking me "are you allowed to vote yet?" since I was 14, then calling me ma'am since I was 17 (I was SO horrified the first time) and yet... these days people always think I'm younger than I really am :/ Sometimes I wonder what I look like to others.

And TALKING ABOUT MISHA.... Mishalecki exchange has lift off!! :D Also, this: http://twitpic.com/455daj

ps: watch the ep! It wasn't as good/bad/special as I thought at all; just a regular ep, with, well... yknow.. meta.
dodger_sister: misha collinsdodger_sister on March 5th, 2011 03:25 am (UTC)
Omg, I love shoes so much. I wish I could wear higher heels, but I guess then I would have all hooker shoes, so...yeah. I do love sneakers though. I forgot to say in my post that I also have Converse Allstars in hot pink. The sister-in-law and I were shopping with the Nephew when he was about three and we went and got the yard stuff my brother needed and then picked up the toy The Nephew wanted and then we walked past the shoes on the way out and stopped to try some on. The Nephew sat down on the floor and said, "Oh no, we're never leaving!" ;)

Your color choices in shoes has me excited (white/pink/brown is an excellent combo) - maybe when I figure out how to work the new digital camera, I can start a meme where everyone takes pictures of their shoes. And I'm so jealous of your boots! They may be impractical, but they sound awesome! Remember the red cowboy boots that the chick had in Footloose? I was like eight when I saw that and I was obsessed with those things - I don't know why people are surprised that I grew up to frequently dress like a stripper. I loved those red cowboy boots.

SO, now I've bought fabrics and am going to make skirts and jackets that I can color code with all my random shoes :)

Haha - sorry baby, but you are a dork! I can't believe I found someone dorkier about clothes than me - (for the record, I used to have a sewing kit and I would sew letters and patches and other fabrics all over my clothes.)

Well, I wonder how much of it is how we dress that changes how old we look? Like that day the woman was so dimissive of me, I was just wearing a long sleeved tee with my skater shirt over it - I think it is adorable, but it does age me down. See, if I had like 4 more inches on me and a less rounded 'youthful' face, then I would be the cute 32 year old who was dressing in teenage skate clothes and it would be retro and fashionable. As it is, I just look like a 14 year old skate punk.

If it helps you, you look like the little girl in the blue dress who used to be on the cover of my childhood fairytale book - at least you are in my head. ;) I'm a Muppet in your head, right?

Omg - I've seen the ongoing prank wars about Jared/Misha on my Flist - the latest one of Misha's car too! I love them with big stupid hearts.

i know you really want me to do the exchange thing, honey - I'm still thinking about it, but the way things are going with my life right now, it seems like more anxiety. I have never done an exchange, a challenge, a comment prompt thing, a bingo card - nothing. Now might not be the time to start, with my stress level so off the charts. I have like two more weeks to decide though, right? At some point, we need to discuss the summer community I have agreed to run, just for the summer. It will be pretty easy, but I might need expert advice from you when I get there.

PS: I am going into the SPN meta ep by just thinking of it as live action fanfic. I haven't really considered anything about this season to be canon anyway - so, I figure this is just like fanfic come to life. Still haven't watched it though, as I have been so stressed this week. I don't want to go into it in a bad mood, I think it will ruin the effect. So I'm a little behind on SPN right now.

Edited at 2011-03-05 03:28 am (UTC)
Charlene: Atonementcamera_lucida on March 2nd, 2011 03:42 am (UTC)
If only we lived in the same city (hell, the same country), the shopping trips we would have. I have real shopping stamina.

Your experience with the eyeglass lady was ridiculous and plain wrong on so many levels.

I wonder if you look younger than me now. We Asians generally have a 'we-look-younger-than-our-age' thing. I used to get carded all the time when I was abroad, even though I was over twenty-one. Once I passed thirty, I felt like I began to look my age i.e. older than my students. But before that it was embarrassing that even the security guards in the library didn't think I was a teacher and asked to see my I.D. That never happens anymore because all the security guards at the library know me now. (I spend so much damn time there!) But I also like to think it's because I look older.
dodger_sister: billy boyddodger_sister on March 5th, 2011 03:43 am (UTC)
I have real shopping stamina.

See, both of this week's shopping trips, I was exhausted after two hours - but I think that was because the people I was with did not enjoy shopping. Okay, well, my mom enjoys shopping but she has terrible tastes in clothes and I kind of wanted to strangle her.

That eyeglass lady - I am a person who always lets four year olds order for themselves. The Nephew knows what he wants, we talk it through before the waitress comes over and then he orders for himself. If that woman honestly thought I was a kid, that still doesn't mean I can't speak for myself (in medical things, I have been doing so since I was 11). Sometimes I think it is the disability and people think I am somehow mentally disabled too - which is even more offensive because that is assuming that anyone with a physical disability is somehow mentally disabled too. And also, that mentally disabled people are unable to say, "I want to get these glasses, please." Whether I was 12 or mental disabled or not, I can speak, thank you very much. SO FRUSTRATING!

I know, from what you described, you are as small as me. I wonder which one of us has a younger face. Around 25 was the last time I got carded at an R rated movie.

Oh dude - if we lived closer to each other, the world would burn in glorious fire with the awesomeness that we would create just by hanging out. Um, I mean, it would be cool to hang out with you. ;)
flawed_x_design: omgwtfbbqflawed_x_design on March 4th, 2011 07:50 am (UTC)
pfft wth. How is age even relevant for getting glasses when you already have a prescription already anyway?? lol. dumb.

He was all, "Yeah, dude, but let's pretend for a second you aren't talking to your friend, and you are talking to a medical professional." Hahaha

LOL at that deal, obviously trying to get rid of stock...I assume? Weird.

\o/ for shopping and shoes :D
dodger_sister: reaperdodger_sister on March 5th, 2011 03:52 am (UTC)
How is age even relevant for getting glasses when you already have a prescription already anyway

I KNOW! I mean, if she thought I was a kid, then talk to me about what I want and then turn to my sister (who she must have thought was my mom) and ask her if the price is okay with her too. "Is that all okay with you too, Mom?" Because if she had done that - she would have realized after 30 seconds of talking to me that I WAS AN ADULT! And even if I wasn't - children are people too and don't deserve to be over-looked like that.

My physical therapist is quite funny but I'll never tell him that. I wouldn't want it to go to his head. But it is weird sometimes because I've known him since I was twelve, so he'll be like, "Let's talk about what the doctor said about your hips and then I need to know what you think about my 16yr old getting a nose ring. I ask, because I remember what a holy terror you were as a teenager." :)

SHOES! I love shoes. I was just telling someone that if I can get my digital camera figured out (god, I hate technology) that I want to start a meme where everyone takes pictures of their shoes. I <3 shoes that much.
flawed_x_design: suits. mmm....flawed_x_design on March 5th, 2011 09:01 am (UTC)
Your physical therapist sounds awesome :)

Hahaha. Technology is definately not my friend but your love for shoes does seem very enthusiastic. I like it :D
I kind of dislike wearing heels, (OW) but my god do I want to buy several pairs everytime I walk past a shoe shop! haha
dodger_sister: miscdodger_sister on March 8th, 2011 08:17 am (UTC)
I can't wear high heels either, because they throw my balance off - and my legs already don't work right. But now that I use a walker when I go outside the house, maybe I can wear heels. I mean, I lean on something anyway, so...omg, I think I'm gonna try this theory out! Just little heels maybe.

I mostly have sneakers and Mary Janes. I LOVE Mary Janes.
flawed_x_design: suits. mmm....flawed_x_design on March 12th, 2011 07:34 am (UTC)
That sounds sucky. O Dear, I hope I'm not the reason for a possible heel-related accident! lol (but not really, cause I would actully feel bad)

I had to google Mary Janes *is embarrassed* I didn't know they had a name lol. But A+ for practical shoes. I always get teased because my friends reckon that if I was ever going to be a business woman, I'd be one of those women who wear sneakers with their suits on their way to the city (you see them on buses/trains all the time) and then change into heels at the office. It's so true though :P
It's a hidden bonus of being a scientist I think, you're required to wear sneakers in the lab for safety (closed-in shoes) and no matter how terrible/repetitive your outfit is, under a labcoat, no one can tell ;)
dodger_sister: dodgerdodger_sister on March 15th, 2011 07:07 am (UTC)
Hey, in Michigan, you are an idiot if you don't wear sneakers into the office and then change once you get inside. It is too cold and too icy not to.

you're required to wear sneakers in the lab for safety

Definite perk.