i'm such a good consumer. i was at the mall the final weekend before christmas, i was still shopping on christmas eve, and the day after christmas, i, along with all other good consumers, are back at the malls returning gifts yet at the same time partaking in the time honored tradition of the post-holiday sales. with my sister and mother,
we drove to burlington mall early friday morning. it was only 10am, but the parking lot was already crowded, with the only empty parking space around the sears car repair area. i returned past world atlas of archaelogy
, then with that $10 i bought a striped sweater on sale at the gap. my mother and sister returned a few more items, bought some candles at yankees candles
, and then we were left the mall. just an hour later, and the parking lot was at full capacity already. we drove down the road so i could visit a petco
and check out the fish selection. we bought lunch at macdonalds then drove back to my place to eat while watching the food network.
at around 2pm, we headed back out again, destination burlington once more, to the building #19. i fell asleep in the car, woke up when we got there, and wandered around the warehouse. building #19 for those who've never been to one, is this crazy discount warehouse place. most of their stuff is kind of junky and cheap, but if you have patience, you can find some real gems. i ended up making out with a cooking pan ($5, good for brownies, lasagna, roasted chicken) and two pairs of shoes ($25/each, pair of red sneakers, pair of tan sneakers), as well as a pair of red pants ($6). the search is finally over. just when i wasn't looking for red pants, i find them. i have a pair of red corduroys, but corduroy isn't the kind of fabric you can wear year round. looking for photos of said pants in the near future.
i went to belmont for more hotpot dinner while upgrading my father's G4 to OS 10.3. i got a ride back to cambridge, fell asleep on the couch while watching the two towers on cable.