The other day I went to Michaels! I had a some gifts to pick out for coworkers and a treat box for the white elephant game for the work Christmas Party! Along the way I was distracted by several items I thought I'd share.
Naturally the first thing that caught my attention was something shiny. I, like my Grandmother and raccoons, enjoy all things that glitter! So I was pretty much over joyed to see this little treasure. A sparkly pink mini Christmas tree. They also came in green.. but if your already gunna go there, you might as well go pink yes?
I was only slightly distracted and even more so creeped out by the display that caught my attention next. .. like... 5% intrigued, 5% sad and 90%creeped out.. yeah that's about right.
I am sorry if you are a tiny little miniature toy set lover, but I got over this craze as soon as Polly Pocket was no longer cool (which by the way I looked up this toy for a glimpse of the good 'ol days.. and Polly went slutty. Don't look, it will make you sad and angry with Brittany Spears who I am now convinced she new model is made after.)
I know tiny town builder hobbiests jumped with glee at the sight of this. But I just felt sooo weirded out. I love my small town Stars Hollow stars but I for sure don't want the town in my living room.. or basement? garage? Where does one keep a small town?
The entire time I think things like:
"Ummm why am I buying frames like a sucker from stores when I could MAKE them!?"
"OK, this color is so pretty. Holiday sweaters for EVERYONE!"
"I have made what like three successful pies.. I think that means I should for sure but his on sale fondant and make peoples weddings cakes.. of course this means I'll need that rotating cake display... and probably that spatula...and.."
"you know I bet I could make an oil painting of that Edward poster and then it would be ok because it would be ART!"
Then at this point. At the "Oil painting of Robert Patterson" point I decided it is very important that I stop the insanity, and two hour lap around this mega store and refocus.
Good 'ol Elmer's glue, a treat box, and a special little gift *wink wink* and I was o.u.t. of there!
But Burns why do you need Elmer's glue you ask?
Because I had to make an awesome sweater to wear to my work party. That is why.
To avoid further embarrassment at yet another work party I decided that a giant sweater was the only way to go.