Today sillymagpie and I went to Arizona Mills. We found the Piercing Pagoda and I now have my second piercing and she has hers re-pierced. I DID get lightheaded, but did not pass out; the cold sweat made me sit down rather suddenly on the floor and sillymagpie bought me a soda because I guess I must have also turned the usual bone-white. But I didn't pass out! I got cute little peridot flowers for my second piercers and in four to six weeks, I will be able to wear two pair at once (which, with my collection of earrings, is a marked improvement). My own weenie lightheadedness notwithstanding, if you're looking for ear piercing, and have a Piercing Pagoda anywhere around, I recommend them -- good prices, excellent piercing technique (fast and I really didn't feel it, I don't know what my body does), affiliated with Zale's, so reputable. Two thumbs up.
We then wandered into Charlotte Russe, where there was a massive sale going on, and I found that it really is not nearly as expensive there as I thought, and shoes were buy one, get a second pair for $10, so I got a few pair for really no more than I would have spent at Last Chance, and these are cute! I also found a new pair of very good exercise sneakers at Sports Authority, for much less than Famous Footwear's so-called sale. I spent a little more than I should have, but it was Third Paycheck month, and I can count these as early birthday presents to myself. *g*
We've been trying to organize tonight's usual Caturday festivities, but I really don't know what the heck's going on. Messages from tiirz say she wants to have us host because she has some work that hasn't gotten done yet, but phone calls from edgedancer say we go up there. To be honest I wouldn't mind staying here, because I LIKE to cook (and had planned on doing so, including defrosting the meat), plus I can drink wine if I don't have to drive; I don't mind going up there if that's the way things go, but really... organized, that we are not.
Also I'm rather sleepy, since I didn't sleep very well last night. I think Cuervo's sickness is getting worse; for three days running now the poo has likewise been running, and not all of it in the box. (TMI, cat-wise.) Poor baby.
I finished re-reading Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell; I had actually forgotten much of the ending, and it was like reading a whole new book for the last quarter of so (I seem to remember it was one of those "could not put down" the first time, and I read it in a great hurry, so that might account for it). Still, the entire work staggers me with its overall brilliance. It's the sort of writing that makes me wonder what the hell I'm doing thinking I can write. It is just SO good. So very good. *envy*
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