I really dislike going to the mall.
I know. I’m a girl. This is blasphemy.
But you have to understand where I’m coming from. One of the closest malls in my area happens to be the 5th largest mall in the United States (or something ridiculous like that).
Which is awesome. They have EVERYTHING.
What is NOT awesome is everything that goes with that one benefit. Overcrowding. Long lines. Parking lot is a DISASTER. The list goes on.
So you can imagine how long it takes for me to work up the energy to go. Especially on a weekend. I need to. I need a new dress (that can be worn in Vegas both during the spring and summer- yes, I’m going twice). Running shoes are also becoming and immediate necessity.
So I went. Reluctantly. It took 15 minutes to park. Strike one.
One store. Tried on a few things, but didn’t find anything. I screwed myself on that one because as soon as I walked in and saw the lines at the cash register (strike 2), I said to myself, “omg, I REALLY hope I don’t find something here because of the lines alone.”
Got what I wanted.
At about that time, my friend Annie called and was ready to meet up for dinner. Perfect timing. I didn’t even need a strike 3, I was ready to leave.
And that was my 30 minutes at the mall. I’ll try again next week. Maybe.
Alongside the gigantic mall is a gigantic Whole Foods. My friend Annie had never been to this particular one, so I took the liberty of giving her the tour. Whole Foods isn’t frequented often because I’m much too poor to do so, but the food bar is worth the trip. And walking around the store to try all the samples sitting out is a good way to get in a free appetizer. She liked it. I hope I didn’t create a monster.
But either way, it was good to catch up. Do you ever have those friends you play long games of phone tag with until you actually get to chat?
Although I have issues with the gigantic mall, none are with the Whole Foods. It’s a good thing I don’t live closer because reasons would be created to stop by on a daily basis. There is a Whole Foods in close proximity to me, but every time I’ve given it a chance, it FAILS.
Annie’s traveling for work this week, so I made her promise to call me at some point when she was waiting for a plane or bored at the hotel.
Because I know when she’s calling, hopefully this means our phone tag game will be a little shorter?
Enjoy your Sunday, everyone. Since I had my 7-mile run yesterday, today is a planned day of strength training and just a little more relaxed.
Have a good one!
Do you like shopping or are you more of an online person? I’m considering becoming an online convert…