This past Saturday like many Saturdays I could be found at the mall! I was looking for shoes for my Holiday Party, I know it’s late for a Holiday Party but don’t judge! So off I go to Lord and Taylor with my bud Bizzle! We had the most lovely sales girl her name was Krista (if you visit Lord & Taylor shoe department ask for her she is great!!!!) Any who we are shopping for shoes which literally took two hours! While we are shopping they catch a thief trying to exit the mall! Well my day just got better.
So I ask many questions:
What will they do with her?
Are they going to call the cops?
Will they ask her questions?
Why is she stealing and why the Macy’s bag?
Well this goes for quite sometime and my new friends at Lord & Taylor give me all kinds of information on how the operation works, of course I know this because I used to work at Bloomingdales back in the day!
So what comes from all this information you ask??? A bell went of in my head, a new business venture of course! So I ask my new friends if they want to start a business with me. We would catch thieves but put a better spin on it, maybe we make friends with them and ask their opinions on some of our purchases. Get the thief to trust you! Make it very casual. The people now in this business are not doing a good job! Its very clear who they are! I said we could go around to businesses and ask them to use my service. I will call it Private Eye’s and of course sing the Hall and Oates song and dance while I propose my business ideas. What company would not want to hire me! The kids were totally interested in this and gave me business cards! They said I was the best customer they had all day! I was flattered and made some new friends.
Moral of the Story: Strangers are just friends you have not met yet! I proved this right at the Mall. And I think all ideas are great, its just how you deliver them!
This week we celebrated a birthday! Lots of Shenanigans, here is the thing I know that me and my friends are strange but this one is a little strange! So we hit the town and first stop on the list is The Hong Kong great place, good chicken on a stick, excellent scorpion bowls and my favorite a little hip hop dancing!
We walk over to the Bell in Hand because we want to hear a live band and have a little more dancing! The band goes on and for a moment after they sing three Michael Jackson songs. I say hmm I wonder if this is a Michael Jackson cover band, how strange! I was wrong the band was horrible to say the least! Lots of yelling and a Britney Spears wanna be female singer was the lead, the only difference is she was Asian and a bit crazy. Any who we dance because really why not just because the band is bad does not mean you can’t have a good time. I mean we met Gary who is a regular and just loves to Dance!!!! Totally harmless and just out dancing for the night! He likes to hi-five and say great job dancing!
So Lu and Em decide they need a break from all the screaming ( I mean singing) and go to the other side of the bar. In a text Lu asks me to bring over Em’s jacket so I proceed but not before I am stopped by this man who wants to dance with me and he is easy on the eyes so who am I to say no to a dance! He says hi my name is Darren so I introduce myself and then he says and this is my wife Jenn! Oh that is awkward I thought for a moment that Jenn might kick my ass!! So I was like hey Jenn your husband is so funny and walk away and bring the jacket to Lu. I tell him the story and don’t pay much mind. About 30 min pass and I get a text from Bizzle asking where I am I say I will be over in a minute and I return to Darren saying where did you go, did you try and leave me??? No of course not… but in the time I left Darren found a new lady…….the birthday girl Ms. Bizzle. So Darren dances with Bizzle and finds out its her bday so he takes her for a spin on the dance floor and then plants a smooch on her! Well Jenn sees this and says OMG Darren you are so funny!!! Really so we are thinking that this very good looking couple who are professionals with good jobs and in their 40’s are at a young bar, what could they be doing? Well end of the night comes and Darren hands his business card to Bizzle……bingo they are swingers! Oh geez only this group could encounter this!!!! Massive fail hopefully that was the last time we see Darren and Jenn!
Moral of the story is: When you least expect it strange things happen. I thought that swinging was a thing of the 70’s but boy was I wrong! As for the singer I think that “Britney” needs to find a new career….just saying!
This story is from the end of November. It’s a good one!
After the thanksgiving holiday most shoppers know that you can get a great deal on just about anything! So Black Friday morning I head out with spreadsheet and my crew of Medford girls. With spreadsheet in hand and my store ad’s off I go. I finish all my shopping in that 8 hour time span, however my friend Bizzle did not and needed some assistance with her Christmas shopping.
I assisted her by going to Target! You can get everything from Home Goods, Appliances, Games, Movies….etc. So we are on our adventure in Target and low and beyond what do I see but a Justin Bieber stocking! Jokingly I say to her “Wow MB I would really love a Justin Bieber stocking this year! This gentlemen over hears me and says “What does Justin Bieber have that I don’t”. Wow what an open ended question. How am I supposed to answer this one. What I want to say to him is……well Justin has millions and also about 50 years younger than you! But instead I am totally PC and I say to him well “he has sick dance moves”.
Open mouth and insert foot!!! This guys says to me well I was a ballroom dance for 7 years and I tell him well I was a dancer for 17 plus years! I am not sure why this one is a competition, however he says to me I wonder if you can keep up with me! Oh no what have I done does this stranger want to dance with me in Target???? Thankfully he did not and we moved about our business throughout the rest of the store!
About 15 minutes later we are in the kids aisle picking up games for the families in need, and who shows up but my new friend! He wants to chat me up! He asks what we are up to and why the games, then proceeds to ask a co-worker if they have any discounted games that we can buy for the families in need. While this is a very sweet gesture I am starting to get a little creeped out by my new friend. My new friend asks where I am from so I panic and say Cape Cod, then he says oh which part again I panic and I don’t answer. So MB answers for me. He then wants to know if I visit a certain bar in the Cape and if so he goes all the time. He tells me he likes to sing and wanted me to guess his favorite song to sing……..well he is about 60 so I go with New York, New York by Frank Sinatra – I mean it’s a classic who would not want to sing this tune! He laughs hysterically at me and says oh no honey, its Unchained Melody. I should have known. He tells me you can’t just start with that song you have to warm up to it. Then he touches my hand, I have a germ phobic moment and I am starting to freak out. I tried to hold it together as best as I could. I then tell him well great talking to you and we go on our way. As we walk away MB knows that I am freaking out and all I can say is, OMG he kept touching my hands!
Well the moral of the story I think has dual meaning: With flu season at it’s peak you should not touch strangers, you don’t know where their hands have been! The other is that you never know who is lurking around the corner and hating on Justin Bieber’s big success. I personally do not have the Bieber Fever……..but I could have ended up with Scarlet Fever, just saying!!!!!
This week we had a “good old fashioned” vacation with some family members! We have so many good stories but I think this is one of my favorites. My mother, my father and myself met my Uncle Nicky, Auntie Robin, Cousin Christine, Auntie Mena and Uncle Paul in St. Augustine Florida. It was a great reunion since we have not seen the crew for almost 2 years. It only takes us about 5 minutes to get the antics started!
We booked a bunch or tours and when you book tours you get unlimited rides on the trolley! On this particular day we toured and hit the Fountain of Youth (or as I call it the well of youth), the Old Jail and the Old Museum. On our way back we all hopped on a trolley. We were excited because we got the 8 of us in the front 2 rows of the trolley. The poor driver she had no idea what she was in for! We told her that today was Uncle Nicky’s bday (New Years Eve) BTW Uncle Nicky’s Bday is in September, we also told her that he was turning the BIG 5-0 that was a lie too! She said great Happy Birthday Uncle Nicky. We ended up breaking down and had to wait for another trolley. In the meantime we drove the lady nuts, we were singing Uncle Nicky Happy Birthday, and then he decided to sing it in Italian. Uncle Nicky’s Italian version was not really the correct version he inserted a few key phrases that did not belong. I think she caught on because she said that is not right! She asked if we did the wine tour because she thought we were all drunk! We told her oh no this is always how we act!
I am not able to add the videos from the trip, but I suggest you hit my Facebook page to view them and you can really get an idea of how we spend a “good old fashioned family vacation” together!
The moral of the story here is: you can put a bunch of people that are either blood related or not related at all and we could have fun in a paper bag! Its how you make your memories and that makes them priceless!