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The Blog Of the "Mother" of Bandit.
Bandit is my Hairless Chinese Crested--he's the "normal" one. I, on the other hand, am unrepentantly "pet-crazy." You know the type--the spinster who lives in the haunted house three blocks over with 72 cats...okay, so I don't have 72 cats, and my house isn't haunted--but my dogs wardrobe is better than mine! Need I say more? :~)
I've never been consistant at journaling, so the timing of my blogs will be sporadic at best. I just hope they are as entertaining to you as they are to me; however, be forewarned: Most of my blogs will be about The BaldOne. In spite of his Don King "do," I think he's just as cute as any of the Brothers B!
Now, if I can just remember not to get him wet--or feed him after midnight...

About Me

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My bags are packed and I'm always ready to seek out an adventure with Bandit and Moggy in tow. Bandit is my ten year old Chinese Crested, who I frequently call The Bald One or The BaldOne Boy (like he was one of the Baldwin Brothers). Moggy’s full name is Pip-Moggy. He’s my gansta-resuce kitty. I couldn’t decide between Pip (which are the spots on die and domino tiles) and Moggy (or Moggie when I mistakenly thought he was a she), so I combined the two. Moggy refers to the British term for "cat of unknown parentage .” So in essence, I have an almost bald dog, and I’ve named my cat “Spot.”

Fun Stuff (I'm doing now or have done)

  • Artistic Attempts weekly (alternating between Painting With A Twist, That Art Place, and Peniot's Palette).
  • Bunko with the Belton Bunko Babes monthly.
  • Participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge.
  • Spades and Liverpool Rummy with the Spadetts weekly.
  • The Mighty Texas Dog Walk, Austin (fund raiser for Service Dogs, Inc--they train shelter dogs to be Service Dogs, then give them free of charge to people with disabilities.)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Attention Deficit Disorder vs Multitasking

I don't have ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). I just shop like I do.

I had a plan. It was short and sweet, with only three simple steps:

1) Drive to The Container Store

2) Purchase a canister for Moggy's kitten food (I wanted the style to match the one I keep Bandit's dog food in--but be a little bit smaller).

3) Drive home.

It was a good plan. In theory.

Halfway to Austin I realized I no longer have a TexTag on my SUV. That meant I would either have to stop and pay the toll, try to do the pay by mail (only how would it work since I don't have tags?), go the non-toll way (if I could remember how), or I could try Navigation.  Since Navigation doesn't always understand me or recognize the stores I shop, and I didn't want to pull over to google the street address, I decided to try to go the non-toll way. It wasn't difficult. It just took me by surprise when I realized exactly where I was.

As I drove in the non-toll "back way," so dubbed because it's the the way I go back home,  I remembered I wanted to go to Sam Moon's on the way back.  SMs is a cheap accessories store. It's like Charming Charlie's--but the merchandise is not as well organized or nicely displayed. It's also not as junky or crammed as the shops on Houston's Harwin Street--but the merchandise and discounts are roughly the same. Sometimes, I can find something I like there that doesn't look as cheap as it is. Mostly, I find accessories for the many costumes Bandit and I wear. I really should recycle some of our costumes--but usually every costumed event we participate in has a theme that we've not done before.

Back on topic (sort of):  Arriving at my destination, I saw Crate &  Barrel across the parking lot and thought that was another store I'd like to go in after I was through with my in-and-out errand at TCS.

Only TCS wasn't in-and-out. Not even remotely. They didn't have the size canister I wanted. So I aimlessly roamed around mulling over my options. I can spend hours in TCS inspecting the storage solutions they offer. It's a great place for solving problems. One thought led to another.  Each subsequent thought solved a different problem. Unfortunately, the problems weren't laid out like the store, so I ricocheted around the store like an arcade pinball.

Three and a half hours, $89, and a popped knee later I limped back to the SUV. I couldn't remember if C&B had an elevator or escalator, and although I had walked most of the pop out of my knee, I didn't want to risk stairs until I was home. C&B would have to wait.

I almost skipped out on Charming Charlie's as well, but at the last minute decided to go in and "just look at the wallets."

An hour and a half, and only $7.52 later, I had a coin purse wallet I thought might work.

And a few ideas for upcoming costumes. I multitask.

Or maybe I do have a touch of ADD.

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