Had an excellent shopping weekend

For those who’ve been living under a rock, there are great sales out there now that the holiays are over. Guess stores are trying to get rid of inventory for the new season.

Yesterday, after a morning of working on the NaNoWriMo novel, which is quickly turning into NaNoWriSixMos novel, I headed out. It was ridiculously warm, about 70 degrees. Still I didn’t feel right going around in a short-sleeved shirt, and like a true Chinese dressed too warmly.

First up, Border’s, where they were having a special, buy 3 CDs/DVDs and get the 4th one free. Got Gwen Stefani’s Sweet Escape, the new Justin Timberlake (don’t judge me), The City of Lost Children, and The Royal Tannenbaums. Gwen was free.

I love free stuff. Another true Chinese quality.

Border’s also having a buy 3-books-for-the-price-of-2-sale though this doesn’t apply to all books, just ones designated by some mystery algorithm (hm, kind of Flickr Explore). Already took advantage of this, but yesterday there were two more books that interested me, the latest Best American Short Stories and The Life of Pi. Alas, there wasn’t a third book I liked.

Next was Clark’s. I didn’t even know they were having a special, buy one pair and get 25% off the second. Got a black pair on sale for $50 down from $70, and the second, with the discount, was about the same price.

I was just getting warmed up.

Third on my list, Lord & Taylor. All I needed was a nightshirt (my one full-price item) but saw that it was gift time at Estee Lauder, with a $35 purchase. Got the Multi Protection Anti-Oxidant DayWear Plus for $38, which I’ve been meaning to get anyway, and the free giftie, a purse with makeup bag plus mini face wash, night cream, mascara, eyeshadow, and lipstick. I’ll probably never use the last three but will definitely enjoy the face wash and night cream.

Finally, the Container Store. Got a stacking shelf for $2 off.

But wait. There’s more.

Today I didn’t even mean to go shopping. I had a morning run, then went out in the afternoon to take some pictures. Ended up popping in Bath and Bodyworks where they were having a gargantuan sale. Lots of stuff for just $5, which was often 50% off the original price, if not more.

Got a lot of the Aromatherapy Orange & Ginger stuff I like, as well as Moonlight Path, which is essentially lavendar, roses, violet, and musk. All good smells and not too strong. There’s one they have, the pear blossom, that gives me a headache. No wonder it’s always in the sales bins.

Also got a couple of adorable candy-themed baby outfits from Dylan’s Candy Bar for sweet Mia, my cousin’s baby.

I keep forgetting my trip is next week. Usually I prepare so far in advance and only today have I started thinking about it. Well, what’s the big deal, right? Throw a few outfits in a suitcase and I’m off. I’m looking forward to seeing my bro, my grandmother – who I haven’t seen in almost 3 years – my uncle and his family, my aunt, and my cousin, her husband, and baby Mia.

My mother said my grandmother wants to have another cruise in June, do Mexico again. I HATED it last time, but part of me is tempted to go to spend time with family and to take pictures. And cuz my grandmother’s paying. Haha. No, seriously, she is.

Watched several Season 3 Gilmore Girls episodes this weekend. I was surprised there were so many I hadn’t seen. There’s some damned fine acting on that show.


  1. holy crap, you sure can shop!

  2. that is more shopping then I do in a decade.

  3. actually, this is the first time in about a year that i’ve shopped this much.