Full House in my purse to keep me occupied. The woman who cuts my hair didn’t care, though – she’s usually running a little late herself. For most of the time I was there, she and another hairdresser (beautician? what IS the politically correct term?) and I sat and talked about husbands (they talked about theirs, anyway – I just nodded sympathetically), kids, and the election. My pronouncement that Maine is only one of two states in the union to have an Independent governor was met with resounding silence. Did you vote? You’d better! Once I left there, I went to the post office, where I found waiting for me, from lovely reader Sarah in WI, some smiley-face paraphernalia:

Man, I swear to y’all, I have the coolest readers in the whole wide world – thanks, Sarah! Then, I was off to Target, because Fred doesn’t like the coffee pot at work – it drips all over the place – where I bought the same kind of coffee pot he has at home, and looked at the Sarah Michaels bath stuff for a few minutes before buying and bringing home a tube of Jasmine-and-something shower gel. After Target, it was time for a trip to Sam’s. Man, do I hate the drive to get to Sam’s, and as I passed the place where they’ll be building the new one, I thought “If it was already built, I’d be there!” Which reminded me of the signs you sometimes see outside apartment complexes that say “If you lived at (name of apartment complex) you’d be home now!” I’ve always wondered if those signs work – do people drive by, see the sign, and think “Holy cow, they’re right! I WOULD be home right now if I lived there! I must get me one of those apartments! I’m moving, so that when I get here, I’ll be home!” Also speaking of signs, driving up to the church to vote this morning, there were signs all OVER the place for the various politicians. I wonder if THAT works at all. Do people get to the voting booth, and say “Hm… You know, I really haven’t thought this through. Who SHOULD I vote for? Well, let me think. That Bob Riley sign was really quite pleasing to the eye, so I should probably vote for him…” ? I’m predicting that Don Siegelman’s going to win this one, and I hope we get the damn lottery in Alabama. Where was I? Oh yeah, Sam’s. So I was in and out of Sam’s pretty quickly, and can I just say that I LOVE that place? You have no idea how happy it makes me to know that I probably won’t have to buy another bar of soap for a year or so. Contact cleaner, either. If I had my druthers, I’d put up a shed in the backyard JUST to hold all the extra stuff from Sam’s. Then I could really go nuts… Ah, dreams. The only downside was that Sam’s had no Splenda. Whether they’re not carrying it anymore or it was just out of stock, I have no clue. Luckily, we have about 200 packets left from my last trip to Sam’s, so we’re covered for a while. From Sam’s, I stopped at the grocery store to pick up some salad, Wendy’s for lunch, and FINALLY home, where I spent forever and a day hauling everything I’d bought into the house. And did I mention that it was pouring the entire time I was running around doing all those errands? I swear, I don’t remember the last time we had a sunny day. Give me some sunshine, damnit! Attention, Evanovich lovers – not only is Full House (did you know that she used to write romance novels? ‘Tis true. Full House is one of those romance novels, with a little editing, I think) out, but Visions of Sugar Plums came out today as well. And it’s $2 less at Sam’s than at Target. Life is Evanovich-errific these days. Whoo! And while I’m thinking of it, this is a public service announcement for Christine: the movies that came out on video today are: The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (want to see it, but didn’t want to go to the store), Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (I’ve seen it already), The Powerpuffs Girls Movie (I’ll catch it on cable) and Pumpkin (want to see it, but didn’t want to add that to my mile-long list of errands. I’ll see it at some point in the future, I’m sure). I spent a good part of yesterday afternoon messing around with Movable Type, with the help of Himself. I’m setting up a blog to keep track of my daily food intake, since I’d rather have it as part of my site instead of over at Diaryland. What I’ve seen of it I like enough so that I might switch the journal part of my weight loss site over to Movable Type. I don’t think I’ll be doing that here, but I can’t guarantee it. Ya just never know with me.
It’s a Poo! Inna bag! A bag full of Poo! What more could you want?