Sunday, 26 October 2008

Getting Lost Makes My Feet Hurt

Yesterday I was a big big bum. I practiced guitar, sewed, did some laundry...that was about it. It was a rainy day and I didn't feel like doing anything.

This morning I did some quick grocery shopping. I splurged on a few things I have been wanting. I bought a box of stuffing since Dave posted about stuffing and it made me want some. I also treated myself to a fancy gouda cheese (but only a small block of it).

Today I wanted to go to Puxi to the craft market I had gone to with June to get some stuff to make a Halloween costume. I think I've decided to go with being a jester. Today I bought some ribbon that matches the jester hat I bought and some jingle bells. If I can just find some plain t-shirts in different colors, I can cut them up and sew them back together to look like a jester shirt. I haven't been able to find plain t-shirts ANYWHERE. I have less than a week to find them.

Anyway, I met up with Charlotte outside of the subway. I went out of the wrong exit and wandered around for ten minutes before I realized I was in the wrong place and had to go back. Once we met up, we went to lunch at Subway. I got a roasted chicken sandwich with bacon and honey mustard. Twas good! Then we proceeded to try and find the craft market for the next three hours.

I kid you not. We took a taxi to the place I knew it was near and walked around and around down one street and up the next and got very lost and then looked at a map and then wandered around some more. We stopped at a bunch of other shops, bought some little things. Charlotte tried on a wig, which was hilarious. We laughed at a little dog wearing sneakers. We got some bubble tea. Finally we found the craft market. I bought the ribbon and bells and also some more yarn. The bag of yarn and needles below cost 17 kuai altogether. Sweet deals!
After that we took a cab back to her apartment and I finally go to see where she lived. Then I took the subway back. I ended up taking line 8 to line 4 just cuz I wanted to skip having to deal with People's Square (I usually take line 2). People's Square is such a bother. There is ninety million people there all the time, you have to walk three miles to get to the next subway line, and you get shoved around like cattle. I'd rather spend more time waiting for my stop than deal with that.

I picked up something at a 2kuai store (kinda like a dollar store!) that I need to share with you. Here it is:

If you can't read it, it says "In order to make your little nose more clearer, more beautiful and full of happiness, this product is necessary for your nose!" It also says "Anti-Germ and Stink-Proof" in the corner. The back is just as much fun:

I'm not sure what I'm going to do this week for classes. I hate feeling unprepared but I always seem to end up doing things last minute. My feet and legs are killing me.

I suppose that's it for now. Hope all is well with everyone!
-Stephanie

4 comments:

Stacy said...

What is the sleeping girl saying on the back of the nose thing?? That's pretty hilarious.

Cori said...

LOLLOL

Stephanie in Shanghai said...

Stacy, the girl is saying "er, er" which I think is supposed to be snoring...

Bonnie said...

honey mustard is gross. if you had ranch on your sub, that would have made it exponentially better, i'm sure.