Tuesday, July 6, 2010

It was the best of times... it was the worst of times

For some reason, the gods of cool were smiling down on me today and many cool things came my way, making me quite giddy.

I received an email today informing me that my chicken fajita soup recipe had achieved runner-up status in a contest that I forgot I entered. $25 cash prize. Holla.

Also through the wonders of the Internet, I have been mistaken for a real blogger and have received not only passes for a press screening of Ramona and Beezus, but a chance for a phone interview with Selena Gomez. This has upped my cool factor in the eyes of my child by about 200%.

Because I have a new pastime of hanging at the pool, I have been in search of the perfect insulated non-glass pitcher for taking a batch of cocktails to the pool. And today I found it. At Goodwill. For $3.99 in all of its retro glory.

With that $25 cash prize burning a hole in my pocket, I also hit the fabric store to purchase fabric for a quilt I am planning for my oldest, Maggy. And guess what? Didn't even know it, but all quilt fabric was half off. Are you seeing a trend here? I am golden, people. Gold. En.

My bargain mania took me on one final stop to Ross, in search of a case for my iPhone and a spare pair of sunglasses for the pool. Found both. On sale. Cha-ching.

And when I got to the register, the twatty little cashier asked, "Are you 55 or older?" to see if I qualified for the senior discount.

What crows feet? What divet in my forehead? Bags under the eyes, who?


Keetha said...

I can't get over a little twit saying that. Idiot!

In other news, congrats on the good mojo! I love the vintage pitcher. That is golden.

Anna See said...

Let's not let that visually impaired cashier ruin all the good stuff!

the mama bird diaries said...

What a dumb dumb. People say the stupidest things. Like people keep asking me when I'm due. And I'm like - 6 weeks ago.