Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Junk Love: A Lunchtime Quickie

So, I packed my lunch today, because I decided that I didn't need to spend money on a restaurant. My plan was to find a quiet spot and read during my lunch break. When the noon hour rolled around, though, I had an epiphany: if I go to the antique store during my lunch hour, then I can eat my lunch at my desk when I get back! It was an emergency, after all. I need to find Christmas presents for the other Blackbird....

I spent the drive reminding myself that I am only buying presents for other people. I will not buy junk for myself! I will be selfless! And then less than sixty seconds after I walked into the store, I saw this:

My gasp made the guy behind the counter look up at me with narrowed eyes. I was in ecstasy, holding the tin up so that the halo of light from heaven shone down upon it. The angels were singing softly from above. And then I saw the sign: 15% OFF ALL ITEMS IN THIS BOOTH. I nearly hyperventilated.

And so, at the cash register, we were united forever. She rode home in the front passenger seat, and will now occupy a place of honor in the house. Of course, I had to look online to see if there are any variations on the theme, and it turns out I have another potential collection on my hands....

Oh, Ms. Swanson! May your elegant profile grace my home for years to come!


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