busy busy

well it sort of snowed here saturday
 just as i got to bloomingdales 
it started to spit wet flakes

i met my friend cheryl
 i love shopping with cheryl
 she's good at finding stuff
 for instance
 bloomingdales directory
 is not alphabetical 
you'd think 
it would make it easier 
for shoppers
 the items were listed
 by name
 by floor
 she figured out coats were on 5

we went
 all the while
 catching each other up
 on what gossip 
what stuff 
 since we last spent an afternoon together

 both of us digress
 so we have to keep
 each other 
 finish the story

 we looked around the 5th floor 
lots of coats
 i was interested
 something warm
 something down
 a michelin man puffer look
 i am not 20
 i want warm 
not cute
 i want cover my tush length 
i want pockets
 i want a hood
 i want a zipper and buttons

 i do not necessarily want fur trim

 i really wanted canada goose

 its already cruise clothing time in department stores
 winter coats are over
 not a lot of choices 
not every style 
in every size 
in every color

 i sort of wanted

 i ended up
 a canada goose in black with a hood zipper and buttons pockets cover my tush length

the best part?
i had a gift card
a return of a gift
 i got last christmas
turns out
 the coat
 with tax
 came to
the exact
 to the penny
the gift card 

before all this
 i got a hair cut

a long over do cut

at least 4 inches lopped off

no more flat witchy hair
 it feels good
 thank you again yi for making me look so nice

 after the hair cut 
after bloomingdales 
cheryl and i went to eric kayser for brunch

 i have to be honest
 it wasn't as good this time as it was last

 my eggs were not cooked enough or hot enough
 back they went 
when the waiter returned
 they were hot well cooked 
i commented that microwaves are a good thing
 of course 
by then
 the toast was cold

 the coffee was good

 i think
 i can move on from eric kayser 
at least for brunches 


  1. Yup I have a friend lime this too Daryl, not only does she know where all the good stuff is but she had sniff out a bargain from a great distance :)

  2. I just love hearing about your shopping excursions! Most of the time I do better shopping on my own...otherwise I get too wrapped up in the "story" and don't pay enough attention to the bargains! LOL

  3. Yep, wrong time of year to buy coats. Glad you found one. It is always disappointing when you go back to a restaurant and it is not as good as before and you have to drop it from the "approved list" as Heather and I say it.

  4. Yup, everything's better in Canada...even the down! :D And we have coats and not cruise wear out right now. We know our seasons, lol.

    Yesterday, R and I took mom out to lunch at a nondescript chain restaurant called The Keg. Maybe you heard of it? Anyway, R ordered fish and chips and mom and I ordered their lunch special of prime rib sandwich, mom with Cesar salad, me with yam fries. Usually we come here for a pretty nice and fast lunch, but this time, even though the restaurant wasn't swimming and going down (technical restaurant term for lunch rush), lunch took 40 minutes to arrive and when it did, my fries were hot but the bread was soggy from the gravy and the whole sandwich was lukewarm. And, as the owner of three restaurants, (in my past life second marriage), I though, Yup, they made regular fries instead of yam fries, put everything under the heat lamp and tried to catch up. I suggested this was the case to the waitress, who apologised profusely, got the restaurant manager, who also apologised profusely, they took some money off the bill and brought us desert. I kept saying, "no, it's ok, don't worry...I understand...etc..." But thought, now that's good service. And, believe me, restaurants would mostly, (and if they are clever business people), rather hear about a mistake and make it up than have a customer walk away annoyed and never come back...and tell 10 other people. :D

    By the way, I don't really have girlfriends who I can shop with. Oh, can you imagine the damage we could do together? :D R is shaking his head.

  5. Oh man - is there anything worse than a disappointing brunch?? Well yes, probably lots of things. But brunch is my favourite so its always a little upsetting when its not good.... Sounds like you got a great coat though. i love your taxi shot - the smoke, the colours... fab!

  6. What a fun day, and I LOVE your haircut (saw it on FB). xo.

  7. " both of us digress
    so we have to keep
    each other
    finish the story"

    Those are the best conversations.. they cover so much ground. ;)

  8. Sorry for the bad brunch, but the rest of day sounds awesome... how great was finding a coat for the exact price of the gift card?

  9. I tend to go for a wool overcoat, something long enough that descends to my thighs. A full wool trenchcoat would tend to be a target for cars splashing slush on the streets!

  10. Sounds like a nice outing! I'm not a fan of coat shopping! I'm tall and can never seem to find anything that I like and that covers my fanny!


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