Thursday, August 17, 2006

Day 3 of the Andervacation

pictures courtesy of xtina

I had a very odd day indeed. I took my husband to Walmart for the first time in his life. If you've been here for a while you know how I despise Walmart, but when you need food, painting supplies and craft stuff and it's 109 outside, one stop shopping has its advantages. So Walmart it was. Husband got lost twice and I had to call him on his cell phone to see where he had wondered off to. At the end of our trip we did the self check out. For those of you who have tired this wonderful technology at Walmart, you know it's not an exact science. I keep telling him you have to leave the bagged items on the stand until you've finished paying. This seemed to confuse him as he kept putting stuff in bags and into the cart. The computer kept yelling at him and he was getting more and more annoyed. As we were walking out he asked why I use the self check out. I told him as bad as it is the live clerks are even worse, but I don't think he believed me.

When we finished our big outing I put my feet up to read some catalogs that had come in the mail. One of my favorites, Charles Keath, had an item in it that boggles the mind. What is this world coming to when you walk your dog in a stroller. I'm not kidding, take a look.
I had an uncooperative scanner tonight that cut the price off. It's $129 if you're interested. I won't be ordering one any time soon, but I did find the cutest little prints for the bathroom I'm remodeling.

Did anyone catch 360 on Wednesday night? Tom Foreman did a really good job and it was nice to see Jeffrey Toobin, again. It's been a while. Did anyone notice that Randi Kaye seems to have bought her jacket at the Big Bird boutique, just like Christiane?

And one final thought that I hope doesn't upset anyone. It's within the realm of possibilities that Mr. Cooper will be off next week also. He's not due in NOLA until the week of the 28th, for the one year anniversary. Then there is the special on Wednesday night "In the footsteps of Bin Laden" starts at 9 eastern and runs for 2 hours. That means it preempts the first hour of 360, right? I'm just trying to prepare for the worst and hoping for the best.


_stacey1 said...

I've always had a problem with pet supplies, but then I've never had a pet so I cannot relate even so some people take it too far ie. Paris Hilton, diamonds for animals is just ridiculous.

:( I'm having a hard time as it is right now, I keep turning to 360 hoping to see Anderson and it just doesn't happen. another week could be extremely damaging lol.

i_heart_anderson_cooper said...

Walmart- the bane of my existence. I can't believe yours has self-checkout. Mine is always crowded & there are usually only 2 cashiers!

pet stroller- I actually have one. I got it for $75 at PetSmart. I've got a great dane, chihuahua, and pug. The Chi and Pug can't walk for as long as the dane- so they go in the stroller when we go on all day hikes (after walking abit!). I couldn't just leave them at home.

Anonymous said...

the stroller is hysterical. i've seen people using them, too. we joke about which of the "kids" would be able to actually ride in one. (the answer is NONE--they'd all freak out!)

and i took the husband to his first wal-mart ever just before we moved. we were down here for my job interview, were only here for one night, and had arrived late. wal-mart it was, as nothing else was open. it was quite an experience for him. :)

Jennifer said...

I was so much happier with Tom Foreman getting some serious air time than watching Wolf. And thankfully, no Christiane. I've not been too pleased with her lately.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I saw last night, and I agree,
Foreman did a great job. CNN has so many capable people. It's tough when Anderson is on vacation
(well earned, of course).

Phebe said...

I heart anderson cooper, my bad. I guess I didn't think about situations like yours. Our dogs are so lazy they would love one of these, but that sort of defeats the purpose of the walk. In your situation, the stroller makes sense. Can you imagine Molly in a stroller? Naaaa

Unknown said...

I can't imagine Anderson pushing a stroller!

Anonymous said...

my aunt has a doggie back-pack carrier! i think she's insane, but she has a Maltese and says the same at I Heart...that the doggie can't walk fast enough to keep up!

Anonymous said...

Another week is a possiblity I didn't think of. If Anderson does have a SO, how does he get all of that time off from work?

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine veterinarians approving a pet stroller when walking is much healthier for the dogs well-being. Our vet told us that obesity in pets is worse for their health than humans.

Linnea said...

I'm also suffering some Anderwithdrawal symptoms. Don't know how I'll hold it together if he's gone another week.

I also can't really see vets approving a pet stroller.

Karen said...

I only go to Walmart when it is absolutely necessary and even though one is 5 minutes from my house I would much rather drive 15 minutes to go to Target.

I was out of town for a few days this week and came home to some drama so I haven't had much of a chance to miss Anderson this if he's out through next week it will hit me then!