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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Having Fun While Shopping for School Clothes Online

Written by Shannon Tillman

My daughter loved shopping for clothes, but I admit I usually dreaded it. Our taste was not terribly similar, and she did not understand the idea of shopping for sales and deals. With the school year about to start, I decided I would be shopping online rather than going to the mall. I told her she was welcome to help me shop online as long as she understood that I was in charge. She agreed to work with me and we decided to create a list of what we needed. She was very girly and loved having dresses and skirts to wear to school. I knew she needed some casual play clothes as well and her shoes needed to be replaced. We logged onto our hugh net internet to get online and hit my daughter's favorite store, Gymboree, first. She fell in love with everything, and I narrowed down her options to a few selections I liked as well. Once we had that purchase done, we surfed through Old Navy, Carter's and decided to browse a few higher-end boutique sites as well. Within a matter of a couple of hours, we had all her school clothes shopping done and we had actually enjoyed it. I knew this would be our method of shopping going forward as it had actually been a fun activity for us.

It Was a Blast!

You probably wonder about the title of my blog. Well, we had a blast at work yesterday. We were having a party outside our work parameter for 3 hours. And, these hours are with pay of course. Every summer, all the workers will have a barbecue party and games were set up. We all enjoy the games. Each of us should participate with the games. They even have ticket raffles picked at the end of party. Unfortunately, I didn’t win. My two colleagues wins one day off with pay. Imagine that! Gees! Why my name wasn’t picked? I needed a rest day so bad. Well hopefully, my name will be the winner next time. Fingers crossed! But, I have to wait for one year again. LOL!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Watching The Oscars!

Thanks for the post from Barney Crosby

I love watching the Oscars. That includes the pre-show, where I can let my inner fashion critic out and maintain a running (critical) commentary directed at either my cats or my long suffering boyfriend. I always make sure to have snacks ready and to let friends and family know that I will not be answering the phone except during commercials. And the most they will get out of me then is a brief speech about why orange is not an acceptable color to wear on a red carpet. And then I will hang up on them.

This year I enjoyed them as much as ever. I was able to flip on our awesome satellite television in North Carolina and settle in for the duration, snacks and cats near at hand. Sandra Bullock looked great and at that point we didn't yet know what a jerk her husband would turn out to be so watching him tear up as she accepted her award was really sweet. 'Avatar' of course won a bunch of awards as did 'The Hurt Locker.' Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin were super funny together - not that it's hard for Steve Martin to be funny - so no disappointment there. Ben Stiller, in full 'Avatar' make-up, was definitely hilarious too. Maybe they can look at him to host next year? Whoever they pick, I'm already looking forward to 2011 and getting to watch and dream of winning one myself.