Friday, December 17, 2004

Shop 'Till You Drop

     I hate the mall, I hate the mall with a Purple Passion. I avoid making unnecessary trips to the mall at all cost.

    This time of year it's almost impossible not to make a few trips, even if it's just to see what's out there. Last night was one of those nights for me.

     After working all day and then spending 2  1/2 hours at the hospital visiting a friend that so needed the company, my sister called and asked me to meet her at the mall.

     Our shopping styles and our budget are complete polar opposites, when you are shopping with Theresa ... you are shopping to buy.  

     All in all it was a pretty successful outing "note to self, never start the shopping off at the book store and with tools for Dad," no one want's to carry that stuff around all night.

     Can you imagine the girl with almost the whole month of December off has not gotten her shopping under control. Ugh ... 

                                *** Coy ***

      Oh, the photo above is of my sister at the end of an exhausting night.

    

16 comments:

suzypwr said...

Nordstrom has a nice cafe, too, with some great salads. xoxo

lindainspokane said...

i agree...the mall is was only made with one thing in mind....for kids to hang out! i hate it...i wont go there...unless its an absolute last resort! i cant even remember the last time i went to one of ours in my town...but a long time! have a great weekend!

linda
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boiseladie said...

I have been successful in avoiding malls at Christmas for years now.  First thing, there's never anywhere to park.  Then, once you do find parking, you have to walk a mile, just to get in the door of the mall's west wing!  lol  I haven't been to the mall yet this season.  We'll see if I make it without going at all.

krobbie67 said...

I'm not so thrilled with malls much these days either. I did hit an outdoor one tonight but really couldn't find anything that thrilled me. I hate when that happens. I'm looking to spend money and can't find a darn thing that I like but, let me be broke and go and I'll find all kinds of stuff. :-) ---Robbie

ryanagi said...

Well...on the plus side, the mall looks pretty quiet. LOL

jeanno43 said...

That is why I do most of my shopping online lol xxxxx Thanks for the votes.

cneinhorn said...

doesn't look too busy.....I love going to the mall, but this time of year, I try to go weekdays when it's not soo busy.  I avoid the mall on the weekends :-)  good idea, buy the books and tools last next time, LOL..... ;-)
~nettie

jibaro6543 said...

Shopping is the WORST during the holiday season.... I just cannot even think about all the crowds and such...You are so brave to go!!!
Have a SUPER saturday!!!!
Ellie
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dcmeyer420 said...

I do not like malls either. I usually shop online (no sales tax and some will even throw in free postage and handling during the holidays) or the outlet malls (20% to 75% off on brandnames my children like but I can't afford if I have to pay full price). Glad you got your shopping done because it will get uglier at the mall as  xmas approaches. The last minute shopping crowds are known for assault and battery! LOL.

geminiwilder said...

Malls = AAAAAAACCCCKKKKK!!!!!  

  I avoid them like the plague.  

   

sasonalmah said...

Oh, now I LOVE the mall!!!!!!!!!!  Especially at the holidays!!!!!!!  It does exhaust me, though!  LOL

Tracy
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dbaumgartner said...

Shoot me first!  I can't stand going to the Mall!!!!!

candace636 said...

I'm with you. I hate the mall, I hate shopping, I hate trying to find a place to park....but..but.... I love Nordstrom.
Candace

dala65 said...

I'm a mystery shopper so I enjoy shopping, period, no matter where it is! I also do shopping for others & usually get them better deals  by having to stand in long lines, plus I delivery to your office or home & gift wrap...Yep, I'm a stay at home wife with nothing better to do...not really...just a business I started cause I to shop!

dala65 said...

I'm a mystery shopper so I enjoy shopping, period, no matter where it is! I also do shopping for others & usually get them better deals  by not having to stand in long lines, plus I delivery to your office or home & gift wrap...Yep, I'm a stay at home wife with nothing better to do...not really...just a business I started cause I to shop!

ann7inflorida said...

You don't like the mall? LOL! I love shopping, especially this time of year!!! Lots of people watching! ; )