First: Have you ever been to this store? I call it the cougar store. And not just because of the ridiculous overabundance of animal prints. When I say overabundance, let's be clear that it looks like a jungle and an African safari simultaneously exploded inside four compact walls. Too bad there are no sound effects. Anyway sometimes they have nice dresses. Most of the time the stuff is ridiculously overpriced for the quality, but they have some pretty good sales once in a while. I got a beautiful pair of work pants and two nice sweaters when I lived in Pittsburgh. The last few times, I took Stace (or maybe we just have talked about it so much that it feels like we went together), then Rah, then my mom respectively in there and couldn't stop giggling at the cacophony of zebra, leopard, monkey, cheetah, parrot, python, giraffe, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, crocodile and chimpanzee.
Moving right along. This last time (with mom), there was the tannest (around this color), most wrinkled, most white-haired old lady I have ever seen. And to top it off she had on a gold sweater with shoulder cut-outs. That means despite the fact that she works in the mall, her shoulders were out at at least 70, maybe 85 (who can tell beneath the profusion of wrinkles?) in Charlotte in December. While it's not Yankee cold, it's not Florida. COVER YOURSELF, WOMAN!! But most of all, for all young white women who love to bake in the sun and mostly without sunscreen, this woman is a cautionary tale. Please go visit her.
Second: Victoria's Secret is pissing me off. When Stace and I went to the HU/FAMU game, there was a Pink flyer which said the FAMU and HU gear would be in stores on December 16th. Except you can only buy it in stores near the school. I assumed like the Pink gear for the rest of the schools (including UF), it would be online. Apparently I was wrong. I've given them 5 days leeway. Enough time for them to add 2 other non-historically black colleges or universities to the website. The gear is still not up. I wrote one of my trademark letters. I don't believe in letting things go when it comes to services I pay for or expect to pay for. You need to know when your customer service or quality of product is subpar. And I am more than happy to tell you. I can't wait to hear this response. They were already punked into adding HBCUs in the first place, what will they come up with now? 5 seconds later: finally found something that said the gear will be online on December 23rd. And Hampton gear will be in January. BAH!!! BE MORE. SPECIFIC. Ugh. I hate waiting. Especially since we've already been waiting for MONTHS. And I wanted this stuff for Christmas. Ruining my life.
Small joy of the day: EVERY Sunday, multiple times a week, Rashan gets SO MAD when announcers talk about Michael V.ick. It's soooo funny. He wants them to act like Mr. Dogkillerextraordinaire doesn't exist. Sorry kid. The F.alcons didn't exist (and still don't to me) before he got there and were great while he was there. Anything post-Vick will make mention of him. I can only hope they keep torturing him next year because I know they will the rest of this year. It'll be great. AND 3 days until Christmas!!! Wheeeeeeee!!!