||[Mar. 5th, 2009|11:38 pm]
Yesterday I went bumming around Maple Grove with AnG.
She wrote the best entry ever about it, unfortunately it does no good to link it to you because her journal is friend-locked. You lose.
Our journey started because Angie decided to totally up and move to South Dakota one day.
Okay, she didn't move, but going for less than a week and staying for nearly a month is close enough to moving.
Carefully, or perilously, she drove us to Maple Grove as we talked about the not so serious, and the updates, because I am very bad at staying in 'the loop'. Very very bad. The first visit was REI. Angela fell in love with the 'ice cream' sleeping bag. I bought a collapsible water dish for my dog. We marveled over the metal water bottles, even though we both have one already. And then we left and went to Hot Topic, where the clerk asked us like EVERY minute if we needed help. Do we need help? The store is like 20' by 15', do you really think we need help when we said no the fifth time? We didn't stay there long.
Claire's was next. We made our way along the store walls, keeping to the right. I almost bought some kinda cool headbands, but since they were only kinda cool I didn't know if I should. Someone was getting their ears pierced. We moved to the back wall which is full of the little kid stuff. Someone else was getting their ears pierced. AnG said something about friendship necklaces. It alluded to them not being made anymore, and I said they were. Then we came upon it. The section of friendship jewelry.
We laughed, and pointed, and picked out the really horrendous ones. But as Angela wrote, "Our delve into the world of BFF trinkets started as mere curiosity and concluded with a very serious decision..."
A little girl started crying, she was getting her ears pierced. The decision of a friendship necklace is a very important one. There are certain qualities that have to be had. Like, is it interactive? What kind of friendship necklace is it that says "best friends forever" on EACH one. There is no need for the other person with that. They need to be split, you need to have that other half somewhere, waiting, friend.
Angela was smitten with the heart and key pendants, where the key locked into the heart. I said it was too sexual and would not wear it. There were magnetic ones, but god were they ugly. Our favorites were down to some awesome foodstuffs wearing bows (like wtf, they didn't even have faces) and music notes. After deciding on the music notes (and another victim being pierced) we came across the clearance section.. which had it... rainbow shooting stars. We were sold.
Fifty feet out of the store we put them on. Angela's broke. After returning to the store to get a replacement to our fantastic, but oh so cheap, jewelry, we couldn't stop laughing. The manager was super serious to our predicament. **sadly to say, my chain broke today before I drove to MAARS, so our friendship is over until I fix it**
Next was the bookstore, always a good time, then the petstore, where I bought a betta. He's speckled and ugly, but I love him. His name is Franklin Hooper Freckle. I snuck him into the chinese restaurant. We had some wicked chinese food, I tried something new. It was good but I probably won't ever get it again.
Then we sang with Amanda Palmer at the top of our lungs the rest of the way home.
We are the coolest, and no one can tell us otherwise, because the music's too loud.