oh hello. though i've been MIA, i've been lurking your blogs on my tiny phone and writing comments in my head! what, you didn't get them? note to self: check internet connection in brain. but i landed back in civilization yesterday and met cation!
you know this sewasaurus rex, yes? she is delicious. wildly funny. makes dresses out of fire. and AP in just about subject you could think of. at several points during our catioona extravaganza, i lost the power of speech and she still knew what i was trying to say. and to top it off, she totally has me beat in color. though in my defense i DID have a neon yellow belt on.
at the end of the day i was also wearing guacamole from my bacon wrapped hot dog, making it hard to disguise my choice of lunch upon my return. ruggy finds it difficult to get down with cart food. but lookie there! do you spie that overstuffed baggy! look what i had to distract him with!
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCK SHE MADE ME A SEWASUARUS REX BAG
jealous? i know. you should be. and it was stuffed with that orange printed jersey gorgeousity. don't hate.
as for myself, i brought nothing. nada, zip. i stammered out an excuse involving being parted from my true stash, but really... at this point can i use that line without my nose growing several hundred feet? (eww, that image is disturbing.) between the levine loft and FIDM's shop, i'm acquiring a stash that puts my NY shelves to shame. but unlike my bratty self, cation is a giver. to everyone! she's got a fancy and be-a-yoo-ti-fully drawn tutorial up on her blog right this very minute so that you can haz your very own sewasaurus rex bag. go see! EDIT: i should tell you, this is one of them fancy collapsible tote bags that squeezes in on itself like a science project and hides in your purse. for realz.
but before you go, i'll throw you a bone. wanna see some of the pretty pretty stuff i snagged? all in all: about 50 yards of fabric, for about 35 dollars. i shit you not.
after strolling through the FIDM museum, we thought it best to have a gander at the shop's offerings. everything was on sale at a dollar a yard. thaaaaaat's right. and the lovely ladies there tell me that will be the price du jour henceforth.
there are no words.
we hit levine's loft next, naturally, where we enjoyed imagining what might be at the bottoms of all those long languishing boxes. several times, she had to restrain me from finding out. what if there was gold at the bottom of one? the only sensible thing to do then would be to dig to the bottom of Every Last Box. you'd be there for all eternity. i failed miserably on all counts of non-enabling... cation will suddenly run to the register and check out, abruptly and confidently, her rule being if you check out, you stop shopping. good rule, doesn't work. my giggles only supported the breaking of this rule.
at this point in the day we were quite loaded up, but still managed to make our way to my favorite ghetto dollar a yard joint. this place has a permanent Everything Must Go sign up. as cation pointed out, this sign is misleading, as everything is Still Very Much There.
and you never know who will be around to ring you up. last time it was two young easygoing chicas. this time, several older lethargic and shifty eyed gentlemen roamed the periphery, and lucky us, the one with The Plague did all the cutting! i'm talking Stephen King Superflu. he took this gauzy stuff and place it over my head, pronouncing eeeh, you are briiiiiide in wheezy tones. after he cut it, he used it as a napkin to politely cover his mouth as he hacked part of a lung up. he was in the middle of folding it when the fit occurred, it was handy, can you blame him? suffice it to say i will be washing this in water heated to Surface Of The Sun. whatever, at a dollar a yard i'll take my chances. i'm not catching the plague for the sake of three bucks.
now, there's plenty i'm not showing you, as it's meant for long promised prizes to other bloggers. it's high time i completed a few items on my to-do list.
as we got into our cars and parted ways, we ended up behind one another the light. i spied an antique store going out of business on the opposite corner. i was all i could do not to lay on the horn and gesture wildly, hoping to entice my new friend into more hours spent. but there's a fine line between "oona's awesome" and "oona's batshit crazy", and i though it best to practice a little restraint in hopes of more catioona activity.