Thursday, March 27, 2008

Yo spring! Can we step on it?

a favorite Wyeth painting.

It's the first week of the spring quarter and the weather is a sloth.
I keep seeing little hints of spring trying to fight its way through unpredictable Ohio weather, and I am getting really impatient. While I'm really looking forward to April and May because of all the wonderful fleamarkets, garage sales and outdoor events to come, and because my cabin fever and dry skin are symptoms that I'm ready to kick, thats not to say I'm at all ready for s-s-s-(swimsuits)! Ugh. What was it Jennifer Garner said? I need to get my biscuit on the treadmill.

As I was sitting in my textiles and clothing class (the one where I'm reviewing this book) my teacher, who I love already, asks the room a question while on the topic of music in retail shops. She says, "what kind of music do they play in forever 21?" You have to understand, this is in a very large class with only two boys in the room.

Not one person said anything. Imaginary crickets were suddenly angrily chirping at us. I almost lost what composure I had at that moment and laughed out loud. You know 3/4 of the girls in that room shop there regularly! None of them wanted to admit it though, and answering the question would have given them away. It kind of bothers me if someone really worries that much about the way they are perceived by others. If I was ashamed of where I shopped, I wouldn't be able to tell anyone that I shopped, period. I wouldn't want to bring the subject up because I would be listing goodwill, for the majority of my wardrobe, and places like Marcs grocery stores, garage sales, and fleamarkets! I think the most stylish place I've ever shopped is the Gap. I would like to say it is the challenge that propels me through the dirty glass doors and towards the musty racks of used clothing or piled, wrinkled pieces, but its not the strongest factor. I'm just another cheapass college student.Where do you shop when you want a good deal on something unique?


Elissa said...

...yeah... I wish people would participate more in class... in makes it so much more lively. And as far as music in FXXI? I can't tell what it is just cuz it's so damn loud!!! God bless the poor people that work there!!!

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