I went shopping yesterday, and bought things. It's been awhile since I've done that.
And it felt so good.
We went to Fred Meyer, which I am mad at, since last time I went everything I wanted to buy was super expensive, even on "clearance." >:-( But this time, things were actually on good clearance, and I got stuff.
I got the white sandals pictured above, which makes me really happy, because I have been watching them for a long time, and they finally got down low enough (on clearance) that I could buy them!
And I got a really cute pink shirt with black roses on it, which I found on the same rack as a bunch of Twilight shirts (click herefor my views on those). AND I got black and white paisley flip flops.
My childhood, in general. Although I was not a good child by any means, and it's truly mortifying what a bully/wretch/push-over I was. I was very horrible to several people when I was little. (SAM). He has received counseling for his psychological scars, and has forgiven me for my offences. (I think.)
One of the awesome things we did when we were younger was jumping out of this really cool, big, dead apple tree. It wasn't that tall, but it felt miles high every time we teetered on the precipice and had to get the nerve to jump. We often had to encourage Juli with gentle shoves. :-)
So that's what I would go back to--jumping out of that apple tree.
P.S. Sam did not actually get counseling. Maybe he should.
Well, I think you all know by now that I love Leverage. :-)
I have never watched it on TV...a week after every episode airs, it is available on Hulu and the Leverage website. Not all of the episodes are squeaky-clean, but the worst of it is some suggestive dialog and mild language. I don't feel like explaining the gist of the show, so here is the Wikipedia article about it. :-)
Nathan Ford, the leader of the team.
I don't like him much.
Alec Hardison, the hacker. He is a combination of a geek and nerd (see my brother Benjamin's explanation of these two types of people here.) and even though he plays World of Warcraft, I think he is awesome. And he isn't geeky in the unable-to-communicate-with-people sort of way. In one episode he pretends to be a lawyer, and it is awesome.
Sophie Devereaux, the grifter. Basically, her job is to butter up people to either extract information or distract them.
Parker, the stealer. She pickpockets everything from people, crawls through vents and gets through laser security alarms and stuff like that.
Last, but certainly not least, Eliot Spencer, the hitter. (Beats up all the bad guys). YAY.
Again, hard to choose a favorite. I have a ridiculous amount of books that I love.
But this has been one of my favorites ever since I first read it... a long time ago.
Sigmund Brouwer is definitely on my top... three?...favorite authors. He is a Christian, and incorporates his faith into his novels, even though they aren't "Christian fiction". He also is not preachy, which I appreciate. He has some pretty awesome thrillers, science fiction, and an amazing western series, but this one was his very first book I read. When I read it again after loving it several years ago, I didn't like his writing style quite as much... I think some of his other books are written much better, but the PLOT. It's amazing.
Everyone should read this book. It is available (only used) at Amazon here. Many of his books are out of print, which is really dumb, because they aren't even old. >:-(
So. On Friday night we went to PGE park in Portland to see a Beavers baseball game.
Actually, we went to see our church choir sing the national anthem.
I thought maybe I would enjoy the game more than I anticipated.
I have never liked baseball, but I have never been to a real game...only seen it in movies and stuff.
This is the choir. They sounded awesome.
It turns out I don't like baseball.
I like it even less than I thought I might.
I really liked the beaver guy though.
But at least I experienced it. It wasn't awful.
Mostly just boring.
Me (to Benjamin): Can you imagine having the self-confidence
to stand like this in front of hundreds of people?
Ben: Uh, I would do it.
This was a highlight, definitely.
When I got really bored, I read this.
And then Rebekah invited me to sit with her and we talked about how we wished we could dress up
like beavers and run around with our tails flapping.
Oh, and she understood about the self-confidence thing.
P.S. Those of you who love Leverage--they filmed at least part of the second and third seasons in Portland (!!) and "The Three Strikes Job" was filmed at PGE park. You know the one where Eliot plays baseball? (Still trying to forgive him for actually enjoying it by the end).
ModCloth is a cool place. Basically everything is retro-inspired, and while some if it is quite ugly and/or immodest, some of it is super cute! A few of the dresses below would be too short for me, but some of them I would totally wear.
The collar on the navy blue dress is to die for.
Have I mentioned that I love grey and pink together?