Because whenever I mention the woes of having calves the circumference of Scarlett O’Hara’s pre-Bonnie Blue Butler waist several of you woe right back, I am delighted to tell you that www.dots.com has a nice variety of wide shaft boots at insanely reasonable prices. They also have regular shaft boots as well. /PSA
I started my Christmas shopping last night, and I bought The Dangerous Book for Boys Classic Chemistry set for Thor (that links you to Amazon. it was nearly $10 cheaper where I bought it at Barnes and Noble.) I had two thoughts:
- I am going to be doing a lot of chemistry.
- Where is the set for girls? Why is the set gendered in the first place? To whom do I apply to register my deep dissatisfaction?
I nearly boycotted the kit on the basis of it being “for boys”, but it has all the ingredients to make a stink bomb and that will make Thor laugh so hard that I don’t want to miss it.
I also bought him a junior chef set (it’s high time the boy learned to make his own PBJs) and a book about Babe Ruth (it’s high time the boy started to believe that it isn’t striking out that matters, it’s having the courage to swing again.) I bought myself some yarn (it’s high time I started eating lunch at work again, and if I am knitting, I won’t feel like I’m wasting the time left over after I eat. I did not buy the kit with the patterns for crocheting cupcakes, but I seriously considered it.)
In other, unrelated babbling, I saw a post on FB the other day that said something about how much wisdom there is in the Wizard of Oz. My immediate reaction? “Don’t stand under the flying monkeys!” I asked B if he thought flying monkeys flung poo like real ones. He’s probably glad I only let slide about half the thoughts I’m thinking. About 10% make it past my filter in real society.
Finally, my television complaints of late. There may be SPOILERS here, so read at your own risk.
- Boardwalk Empire has killed off the last remaining bit of eye candy.
- and yet Gyp Rosetti still lives.
- On Homeland, why does Jessica call her husband by his last name? Who does that?
- Modern Family: Do Cam and Mitchell even like each other anymore?