Thursday, December 11, 2008
And then I get driven to buy weird stuff for the kids for Christmas despite the fact that all they want is money and every pointless object I purchase for them takes away from the money I could be giving them. But while they say that all they want is money, they, or, well, A, come over all sad when I point out that frankly, they're too old for stockings. I mean, come on, the child is in her mid twenties and the other child is 17 as of Monday. That is too old for a stocking and I need to take a stand on that, which probably would include not having just bought a bunch of stocking stuffer type stuff because I simply can't resist it. I'm right there on that willpower thing, as usual.
Oh and if anyone wants to get me anything? Target has a light up pink flamingo (that was rather an amusing typo: it originally said a flaming lawn ornament, not flamingo. Flaming would be very good indeed.) holiday lawn ornament and, even better, K-Mart has a light up green frog holiday lawn ornament. Yes! A frog with a disgruntled face and a Santa hat! It's totally non-linear and makes no sense and I covet it.
In other news, the QOB's giant desk arrived today from New York and with it came a whole bunch of her paintings, including some really old ones that she had completely forgotten and they are all awesome. I think we need to hire some art students to make a bunch of stretchers and have a show. In art news, y'all, get this: in my mailbox today was a gift certificate from True Blue Art Supplies. A big one and I am all overcome and stuff. They sent me this because they like this blog and, well, wow. They are AWESOME PEOPLE and y'all need to go buy all your Solstice gifts (I actually overheard a mother saying to her son today "Well, is is something you might want for Solstice?" and yet again I remembered that I love Asheville) there, pronto. TRUE BLUE ART SUPPLIES ARE THE BEST ART SUPPLIES SOUTH OF PEARL PAINT ON CANAL STREET AND THAT IS THE TOTAL AND ABSOLUTE TRUTH.