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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

This post made possible by Target

I've had the pics for this post for several weeks. I just needed to find the right time to use them. Today, the Queen of Free gave me that nudge when I read her Grocery Store Commandments. I am a frequent violator of #6: Thou Shalt Not Shop for Leisure.  Trips to Target or Walmart should not be a hobby. 

Are you kidding me? Tell me that a trip to Target by yourself isn't almost as good as a mini-vacation? Especially if I go by myself at night, Target is the perfect place to aimlessly wander the aisles just to see what's there and to avoid having to pull bedtime duty at home.

Which is exactly what I did a few weeks ago. As if that wasn't fun enough, I pulled out my trusty cell phone camera and snapped pics of things that I thought were noteworthy:


I guess the silly band craze is over. A bazillion silly bands on clearance. 
Boy, don't those people who paid $4.99 a package feel dumb now?

Proof that my husband is not the only nerd out there. What says "Happy Father's Day" better than a verbal duel between Captains Kirk and Picard?

I wonder if my grandma knows Target pulled a Julie Andrews 
and cut up her curtains to make dresses?

New nail polish intended to keep you awake if you've stayed up blogging to late. Hello bright colors!

The package says "real construction." Except it's not real wood. Plastic "wood-like product" to be cut with a plastic saw. Time to let the boy out of the plastic bubble, people.

Wrong-way stripes, why do you tempt me so? I love you, but you don't love me back.

What's the best/worst/strangest thing you've seen a Target (or a similar store) lately?


Ellen aka Ellie said...

I hadn't been in a Target in a While (it's a great way to save money, not going in...)

Went two weeks ago, but didn't allow myself to wander. Gulp, stuck to my list. Got some jammy bottoms, new fun undies, and tried on some shorts. Did. Not. Buy. Ugh.

Love the Silly Bandz commentary, just talked with my kids about it yesterday, from fad to fade--wait a handful of months and add an e.

They were shocked to know of the Beanie Baby craze of a decade or so ago.

Momza said...

I totally agree. Don't make shopping a hobby--also, don't go grocery shopping when you're hungry either.
And may I add, don't take all the kids with you shopping anywhere. Those are my worst shopping trips--they all disappear for a few minutes and come back with things they just have to have!! Drives me nuts!
I never got into the Beanie Baby thing, but we have a few of them because they're cute. The rubber band thing lasted about a week around here, thank goodness. And we got ours at the Dollar Store. lol
The Dollar Store still made a profit though. lol

Unknown said...

Cute post! The shirt made me think of one of my fav shows, "Big Bang Theory" hee hee! Thanks for the smile today!

Rebecca said...

A few months ago, I ran into Target mid-evening and saw a guy, maybe late 20s/early 30s headed for the check-out. He was carrying a package of tampons, a package of pads and a half-gallon of ice cream. Best. Target. Sighting. Ever.

Stacy said...

I love Target. We keep hearing rumors that outgoing businesses in the area are being replaced by Target. I wish just one would turn out to be true. Those floral dresses? I think I had curtains that looked like that material, too.

Coco_Goddess said...

I have the purple and blue polishes! They rock!