Tuesday, July 31, 2012

30 Post Challenge #7

The list of blog ideas I found online, unfortunately has "Vacation Hiatus" for days 7-9, and as I'm really taking Vacation Hiatus whenever I feel like it (perhaps for half a year), I needed to find a few more ideas for 3 posts worth. And honestly it's taken me quite a while to find a few more prompts to throw into my own list of 30.  But I finally found a couple here that I liked, and I'm sticking those in where the Vacation Hiatus was on the original list I found.  I realize of course, I could just pick whatever I wanted to write about and make those the topic, but I find I enjoy the constraints of someone else's topic and forcing myself to think about something that maybe I wouldn't other wise.

Anyway, that's enough yammering for now. :)

#7: Your favorite store

The best writing prompts, or at least the ones that I enjoy the most, seem to be the ones where I don't really have an immediate answer off the top of my head. Like this one.  Especially in this age of online shopping, I probably buy more stuff from amazon.com than any actual store (except maybe Smiths where I buy my groceries).  But I don't really think of amazon.com as a "store". It's just a webpage.

Having taken some time to think about it, I think I will probably have to say that TJ-Maxx is my favorite store. (Runner-up: Barnes & Noble). It was interesting to realize how few stores I go to any more.  It wasn't really that long ago that I would stop into a MediaPlay and browse through the CDs, or go to the mall and try on a bunch of stuff trying to find things I liked.  And granted, I do make it to the mall a few times a year, but shopping just isn't something I do all that often.  And have you seen the people in the mall these days? What is happening to America? :)  

Anyway, back to the topic at hand, probably more of the clothes I own were purchased at TJ-Maxx than anywhere else. And its always kind of fun to just drop in when I'm in the neighborhood and see what they have. I guess that's half of the reason I keep going back: you never know what you'll find for sale there.  And the other half is that everything is pretty cheap. :)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Because nothing says gangster like infants

From the "Downtown SLC Newsletter"'s description of an upcoming hip-hop show:

Don't miss this year's biggest hip hop show to hit downtown SLC, Summer Jam at the Gallivan Center. This year's Summer Jam features J. Cole, Kirko Bangz, Kid Ink, Baby Bash, and more.

Tickets are $20 at all Smith Tix location and children 5 and under are FREE.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Random Thoughts on the English Language #23: Not as many anys

If something can clearly take place "wherever" and "whenever" with "whichever" "whoever" ("whomever"?) you desire, why can it also take place "anywhere", but not "anywhen" with "anywhich" "anywho" ("anywhom"?)?