I was walking down King Street in Charleston today after cutting class. Hey it was boring and they weren't talking about anything we could use on our digital library so it was wasting my time just sitting there trying not to yawn. So I left.
Oh, I could have gone back to my hotel room; fired up my laptop and gotten some work done but I didn't. I decided to do a little souvenir shopping. I try to bring something back for JR whenever I go out of town. Or, maybe pickup up a new shot glass for DIL's collection or some sort of edible for the student workers that do our digitization.
I haven't found anything for JR yet. DIL and the Oldest Boy are moving back up to Washington state soon so I don't want to mail anything until they get settled. The student workers, while they deserve whatever I can bring them, haven't finished the chocolates I brought back from San Francisco. So, souvenir shopping was a bit of a bust for me. That didn't stop me from buying things though.
Here's my afternoon of decadence.
My first purchase, which I didn't get a picture of, were some spiced and sugared pecans. These are not going to students. I have plans for these. Big plans. Plans that include pasta and sauces and desserts.
My second purchase was these shoes. I love them. They fit all my requirements for shoes. One, they are not leather. I try not to buy leather shoes. Two, they are plaid. I am a sucker for plaid. They are actually my third pair of plaid shoes. Third, they have velcro. I can slip them off and on with ease. I don't really like wearing shoes so being able to slip them off easily is a major bonus.
I got them at the Gap for kids. Aren't I a dork? I have kid size feet. I don't even wear the largest size of kids shoe. My toes are so small it is amazing that I can balance on those freakishly small things.
My third purchase was a new t-shirt. I felt that these were words to live by. Plus, the t-shirt is pink and this is breast cancer awareness month. A life plan and a good cause. Wow! You'd think I planned it that way. You'd be wrong. I just liked the alcohol reference and the brightly colored parrot. I'm simple like that.
I wanted to buy these earrings but when I sent a picture of them to The Boy he thought they were silly. Of course, they are silly. If they weren't I would hardly be interested in them. I may still go back for them. What do you think? Don't you think they would add a touch of whimsy to my librarian outfits?
That completed my afternoon of playing hooky. Tomorrow I won't be so lucky. I'll be in workshops for the whole day. You all have a nice day today. I'll try to get around to visit. If not today then definitely tomorrow.