Up & Down The Highway Shopping!

Thurs. July 19, 2018 


I woke up at 9:30am to get things done for tomorrow. My flight takes off at 11 and I have yet to pack. First on the agenda was to stop at the bank. I needed to deposit money for my trip so I did not have to walk around with a wad of cash in my pocket. I prefer plastic when I travel even though cash does come in handy when trying to bargain. 

Right after I made my way through traffic to Woodbridge Mall where I planned on spending a good amount of money on clothing for my trip. Sad to say but I became frugal the moment I started. I wanted to buy a blazer from Express but there were no sales for the particular one I wanted. It was either $300 or walk out. After trying it on and several others, I walked out. I just put money in my account and could not come to terms with spending it so fast. I made a deal with myself to use only what was it my pocket so I had to keep to it.  


(photo found on Google images)

I did end up getting a white button up from H&M that I desperately needed. If they more than one I would have gotten three. The shirts I have now are beginning to loose their shine. On the way out of the mall I searched around for sneakers. It has been about a month now that I have been on the hunt for a pair. 

Right before leaving I ordered a Cinnabon to go so I could enjoy its deliciousness when I got home. Walking through Sears to where my car was parked I spotted white polo shirts. I got two of them along with a funky blue one. Not sure how to wear it but I will figure it out.  

I should have stopped! 

On the road back home I decided to stop at a DSW that was less than 30 feet from the exit I needed to take. This was my third attempt of the day to find sneakers. I left with none. Next to it was a Marshalls. Since I was there already I figured I give them a shot too. Leaving the store I was 0 for 5. 

On the highway headed home I remembered another Marshalls was about 10 minutes out. The only thing that went through my mind was ‘why not.‘ I left there 0 for 6 but I found a really cool shirt that I had to have not really sure if I would wear it or not. Then I made a mistake. I drove across the lot to a Target where I walked in and purchased two pairs of shorts. The mistake was an impulse buy on a pair of JBL headphones just because they were rated IPx7 waterproof. Man did those $50 hurt my pocket. Hopefully they work well. 


(photo found on Google images)

After all this, work? 

Finally home I set myself up in the living room and ate my Cinnabon with a cup of milk before I started to pack. I was almost finished when my alarm went off to get ready for work.  

It was 3pm and I had a half an hour to leave. On the way to the site I stopped at a 7-Eleven for a drink and snack. I wanted an iced coffee but what they had was not tasty in the slightest. I ended up getting a slushy and Monterey jack chicken roll with it. When I got outside I through out the coffee very quickly.  

At the site I was amazed. It was a lovely gated apartment complex with plenty of space and a nice sized pool. The lady I work with was already there so we set up and got right to work.  

For 2 hours, 6-8pm, we were destroyed. Everyone flocked over to us like flies on a brown banana. We were popular and not in a good way. At one point we wished they would go entertain the other vendors instead. But at the end of the day it was fun and coordinator was awesome. By 8:45 we left. 

I was home late because of 1. me taking the wrong exit and 2. construction. I was held up and not happy about it. 10pm showed on my clock and it was time for a shower. I had to shave, wash up and still finish packing.  

1:45am bed time. 

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