Otherwise titled as "Monday, glorious Monday!"
Yesterday I greeted the day bright (read: "grumpy due to restless disturbed sleep") and early (read: "8:30am") and ready for adventure (read: "therapeutic money spending")! I headed off for Adventure #1, to my local multiplex for the first session of "Saved!" - I'd heard good things, I wasn't disappointed. Perhaps not as hysterically funny as I had expected, but I chuckled many times and may have even let out a guffaw or two. It's short, sharp, and avoids the sap until the ending, which was vaguely blah but not entirely unexpected, so I'm not really complaining. If you've not heard any whispers of the film, here's the basic gist: Girl, about to enter senior year at gloriously Christian highschool, has the perfect Christian life, perfect Christian friends and the perfect Christian boyfriend. Then lo! Boyfriend says he is gay. *gasp* She must save him, and how better to do that than to throw her Christian promise to wait out the window and give him a good shagging! Hello Teenage Unwed Pregnancy! Wheee. :-) It's fun and more interesting than you might suspect. *I'm looking at you, Casyn* ;-)
Adventure #2 was a round of clothes shopping because I'm a glutton for punishment! As it turns out, it wasn't entirely unrewarding as it has been so frequently of recent times. I picked up a swish pair of navy pants (impressively discounted) and a pair of jeans (alas, not discounted) from the fine 'n fancy Tar-jay (or Target for us yokels). I also tried on three tops, all of which went straight back to the rack. I wasn't particularly upset about that except for one of them. It was this delightful vibrant green/blue number that snugged above and over the breasts, then fell in gentle flows to the top of the hips, very flattering over my cuddly pot belly! Unfortunately, leaving so much bare skin up top it made me look all broad-shouldered and low-chested and just frankly quite ridiculous. Boo. :-( It was also decorated with not-very-well-glued-on glitter, a large portion of which I left on the floor of the dressing room. Pretty, sparkly carpet!
So, I decided to move to K-Mart (yep, I'm cheap) in the quest for tops, greeted the lady at the entrance with a cheery smile and promptly set off the security alarms as I entered the store. D'oh! I hate when that happens! She checked my bags which, you know, rather pointless considering I was entering the store, but informed me that many people who have come from Target set off their security alarms. Stupid Target! I set off the alarms again on my way out at the checkout (success, found a cute top!) and had my bags checked again while the people behind me in the queue looked at me warily and laughed nervously when I said with a grin "I'm not a shoplifter, don't ya worry!" Hmm. The K-Mart lady advised me to return to Target otherwise I would probably set off other store security systems, and even though I wasn't planning to continue shopping, I went back and had Target deactivate the tag they had neglected to deactive the first time. The weird part of the story though, is that when I left Target (the first time) I didn't set off their security alarms. Shoplifters take note! ;-)
(I really am not condoning or encouraging shoplifting, because stealing is wrong, mmkay?)
I was feeling a bit hungry by this stage, but my tastebuds weren't tempted by any of the choices on offer in the food court. They were, rather, craving a chocochillo
from New Zealand Icecream. Mmmm! Seeing as I hadn't indulged them in some time, I made my way to the NZ Icecream store. While consulting the board to see how much they were, I discovered that there were other chillo flavours I'd never noticed before, one of those being mint chocachilllo. Being an absolute freak for choc-mint, I couldn't resist. Ohhh, it was so good! Yum yum yum! And suitably filling, an added bonus.
Driving home, I was approaching traffic lights not far from my house when I observed a 4wd driver run a red light. Granted, people running red lights in Brisbane is far from uncommon, but I found this one particularly surprising. This particular driver was waiting in a right-hand turning lane as I approached, stopped for the red light. The straight aheads had the green light at the time. Now, the red arrow stays on at these particular lights because the view is not particularly good, but this driver, who had stopped for the red light, just randomly decided they didn't want to wait any longer and off they went! Madness. Nothing untoward happened, but it made me cranky, because it's foolish rule-disrespectin' drivers like that who cause "accidents" at traffic lights where there is just no excuse for "accidents"! Grrr.
On a lighter note, I have a Lord of the Rings desktop calendar, one of those ones that you tear off a page each day. Yesterday's picture was my favourite for the year to date, so I had to share. Heeheehee! :-)
groovin' to: "Extraordinary Day" - Delta Goodrem
last movie viewing: "Saved!" [cinema]