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September 9th, 2015 (06:11 pm)

current mood: exanimate

1. CVS is currently displaying Halloween items... and also Christmas ornaments. What is happening why is happening

2. However, they also have at least three cards specifically for same-sex weddings, which is new since I last looked. So that made me happy. Maybe they finally figured out they needed them when gay marriage became Officially Legal Everywhere No Really 4 Srs Now?
2a. There are no same-sex anniversary cards, which made me roll my eyes for a minute until I remembered that anniversary cards for one's spouse tend to be written in first-person and "I" is not a gendered word.
2b. Are there languages in which "I" is gendered? Interesting question. I'm glad I don't have to buy cards in one.

3. The 5:55 Needham Heights train is chronically delayed lately and I Do Not Like It, mostly because if the T can't get its shit together when it's 95 degrees out, I shudder to think what the winter will bring.

4. These are the sorts of things that would really be better posted on Twitter. Sorry, LJ.

5. Another thing that would be better posted to Twitter, and better still not posted at all: I was in Target over the weekend and they were selling posters of Anna and Elsa with the caption "An act of love will thaw a freezing heart." You know, from the hit movie, Freezing. I am Frozen trash and could not rest until I told somebody this.

6. Happy Wednesday.


Posted by: girlofprey (girlofprey)
Posted at: September 10th, 2015 11:22 am (UTC)

A few weeks ago I noticed christmas candles in a local candle shop, and I was going to boggle about when I went into the Hospice to volunteer, but then I noticed they had Christmas cards out too. Apparently it's a competition thing - as soon as one shop starts putting christmas stuff out, the rest have to to try to compete for the customers who prepare early. It's terrible. We're going to end up having to start getting ready for it in March.

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: September 11th, 2015 03:50 pm (UTC)
!christmas (dwight elf)

I know, right?! This is ridiculous! It's too early for Halloween, let alone Christmas!

We used to live down the street from the Faily Dollar -- technically the Family Dollar, but the M on the sign was blown out, and the name Faily Dollar suited them very very well -- and for literally half the year their big display window was filled with an indiscriminate hodgepodge of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas crap. Then when Christmas had been over for awhile they'd change the display and fill it with an indiscriminate hodgepodge of spring/summer crap. I really liked how, in the Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas display, the centerpiece was a little Christmas tree under which someone had tossed a baby doll still in the box, presumably to represent the baby Jesus, but they had just thrown it any which way so it was lying askew, kind of balanced on one corner as it rested against the tree, and watched over by skeletons draped in black cobwebs. It really put you in the holiday spirit.

Posted by: girlofprey (girlofprey)
Posted at: September 11th, 2015 05:30 pm (UTC)

Happy hallowgivmas!

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