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MIGRAINE SINCE LAST THURSDAY STOP PLEASE SEND CAFFEINE STOP

That's what I've been thinking all weekend, along with "Laurel, please stop asking me questions like 'Have you ever sucked on cheese?' every five minutes" and "Laurel, please stop antagonizing the cat". School starts next week.

I am officially tired of shopping in brick-and-mortar stores again. We made out well getting Laurel's wardrobe staples at 40-80% off from Kohl's sale racks early on tax-holiday weekend, but we didn't get there until 0930 and the place got steadily more crowded while we shopped. I was surprised we didn't find any children hiding in our not-a-child-seat cart after the swarm of free-range children in the shoe department. I'd normally skip the shoes there, but they were on our way back to the elevator. I found a pair of chocolate brown Mary Jane-style sneakers in Laurel's size that got Vogon's nod on quality and style.

Fry's was positively uncrowded by comparison, although we only went to take a product on the shelf photo of Sam & Max for clearmind. (Hello, Seg!) We picked up some miscellaneous small items there and picked up lunch on the way home.

On Sunday we hit a cluster of big-box office supply stores to pick up a few school supplies that had been specified in colors (so I couldn't pick them out with the majority of the supplies I'd ordered online) and some SD cards. We came home with those plus some miscellaneous office supplies and a 3.2GHz desktop box he spotted on clearance.

Add on a quick grocery trip today where I wasn't on my game and only saved 14% off the bill... and I'm peopled out for a few days. Phew.

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may_lyn
Aug. 21st, 2007 04:25 pm (UTC)
pat and i visited kmart not so long ago. and there were these unattended kids that i came so close to inadvertantly smacking with my chair....very unnerving. i hurt my back with one manuver i ended up executing to keep from hitting a brat!
oddharmonic
Aug. 21st, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC)
I do my best to avoid children that are not obviously within arm's reach of an adult they appear to be accompanying. A few years ago, I was temporarily blinded with a laser pointer wielded by a little boy in Wal-Mart and that was it for me tolerating free-range kids.

It's a shame the free-ranging kids in the store weren't giving you a reasonable berth since they could see you were in a chair. We got a surprised look from a girl using crutches this weekend when I stopped our cart to allow her plenty of room to get by us. I was surprised too since it made perfect sense to me to allow her the right of way!
may_lyn
Aug. 22nd, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
the mom had 3 kids, the dad had 4, and the kids were just allowed to run wild. and both parents SAW me, right there! none of the kids were over 10. hon, you don't have to populate the earth, it's been done. god, i'm tired just thinking of that noise and chaos.
revme
Aug. 23rd, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
...wait what Sam & Max what who now?

New Sam & Max?

Whaaa?
oddharmonic
Aug. 23rd, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC)
New Sam & Max.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_%26_Max_Season_One
http://www.telltalegames.com/samandmax

Sam & Max Season One is the first retail box since clearmind began working for Telltale, so I obliged his request for in-store product photos by going to my local Fry's. (:
revme
Aug. 23rd, 2007 10:04 pm (UTC)
Ah, awesome. I shall have to pick that up, then! Sam & Max in all its forms is awesome. When I first saw the link I thought it might be a dvd of the cartoon. Then I read the article. I still want it.
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