Filed under: Shopping, Volunteering with tags: blythe, cheerful antics, chemistry, photos
I… may have been a teensy bit bad and spent (quite) a bit of money today. But it’s totally a-okay because I can afford it and, well, my new dolly is going to be here by the end of the week (if the seller’s shipping estimate is anything to go by, apparently 5 working days is all the time needed from Japan to Canada via EMS). And here’s the seller’s photo:
I’m not sure what I’m going to call her yet. I have a bunch of names going around in my head right now for her. In order to really ‘justify’ my purchase, I’m going to spend more time reviewing organic chem for term 1 now. I’ve already started reviewing, I know organic chem is going to be one of those classes that I’m going to spend a lot of time studying for throughout the entire time, so I figured I might as well start during the summer. But I’m definitely not going to name her anything chemistry-related!
I got an absurd amount of exercise yesterday. I went to a fabric store and bought ‘sample fabric pieces’, which are pieces that are about 12″x12″ and only cost $0.25 a piece, which is more than enough for dolly dresses. Plus some roll ends, which are also severely marked down and absolutely huge pieces. I managed to find some in small prints and other that aren’t so small prints, but I just couldn’t resist it. But I managed to completely avoid the yarn section (I was impressed with myself). Later, I had went out to a park and walked around. It’s huge and overlooks the water so I took a lot of photos and only uploaded a few onto Flickr. So here are two of them:
After the park, I was supposed to go see the fireworks, but it started raining. There was lightning fairly early, but it didn’t start raining until much later. I ended up going home early (the fireworks were due to start at around 10pm, I believe I was home about 15 minutes before that). I was soaked so a hot shower and clean, dry clothes were much appreciated at that point. I couldn’t stop shivering until after I had an entire cup of tea.
I haven’t done too much so far for Sunday. Spent an absurd amount of money (well, not too absurd…) on something that I don’t actually need (but really, really want!). I went to volunteering and hung out with some people. Learned how to play Bridge (I swear, I’m hopeless at it and they kept on correcting me every five seconds) – after one game, I was told that I could go if I wanted to. So I did. I played Jeopardy with some of the people and it was really fun, they seemed to enjoy it a lot and they like keeping track of “dollar amounts”, even if they don’t actually win anything beyond candy (and everyone gets a piece).
I never realized how much older people like using endearments for people. Honestly, some of the residents at where I volunteer, it’s always “sweetheart, this” and “darling, that” and “dear, could you please…”. I also got called Pumpkin today. I don’t believe I’ve ever been called Pumpkin before, so it was kinda weird – I didn’t realize that someone was talking to me too, since they had called me “Pumpkin”.
- What have you been up to this weekend?
- What’s the last thing that you spend money on?
- What is one endearment that has been used for you before, but is very rarely used?