Saturday, September 30, 2006

I Was Malled!

OK, I totally didn't plan this. I went to my hairdresser, got a trim and a much-needed 'blonding', and then meant to just stop by Borders to find a book on HTML, so I can figure out part of what the Blogger stuff means and tweak the annoying parts.

Right. Finding a book on computer stuff seems to take a LOT of time. I admit, somewhat grudgingly, it is a lot like trying to organize knitting books. How do you organize them? Alphabetically by title? By author? Alphabetically by subject? Oy. Finally I went to the self-serve computer lookup and found that there are these teensy-tiny alpha-numeric references on some of the labels on the shelves, and Yay! That led me to the rather dizzying array of books with HTML in the titles. Eventually I found one that had answers to 2 of my current questions, and I left happy.

This Borders is across the street from a monster mall, and it occurred to me that, while I was there, I could find a replacement for my long-deceased wallet. OK, keep laughing. I deserve it. It's a long way to the average department store in a mall these days, with lots and lots of boutique temptations along the way. I won't 'fess up to all the other stops, but I will say that even Nordstrom has a really limited selection of wallets. You can pay an outrageous amount for a poorly-designed 'designer' wallet, or you can buy inexpensive but well-organized dreck. I found a compromise, but I think I spent at least 50% of my time in the mall trying to make that decision.

Knitting content? Oh, yeah, this is a soi-disant knitting blog. I am happy to report that I got nearly a foot knitted on my current charity scarf while becoming blond. And what did I do for DH? I brought him home a little box of Godiva chocolates. I'm really planning to keep him!

4 comments:

Vamanta said...

I went to the mall today too, CBM. Hadn't been since BBW's annual sale in July. (I buy a year's worth of hand soaps and shower gels at their big summer sales.) Redeemed a coupon at BBW today that gave me a $19 pumpkin spice candle for $4. Couldn't resist that deal. But I then got the heck outta there without looking left or right...

jayne said...

Sounds like you escaped with just a light "malling." When Lewiscraft was still in business, malls were a lot more hazardous than they are now. Still...bookstores, fun clothes, and oh yes...Shiatsu massage remain as constant temptations.

junior_goddess said...

It's kind of funny-the less you go, the less you need.

smariek said...

Now here's a question for ya...

What if there was a decent yarn/knitting store in the mall (not that I have ever heard of a megamall having one) ... would you ever make it to the yarn shop? would you tune out all the other shops in the mall?