Busy day today! I dropped my car off at the Ford place at 9 AM for it’s 55,000 mile visit, which turned out to just be an oil change and tire rotation. GG picked me up there so we could do some errands while they worked.
First we went to Home Depot so he could get some grease for one of his guitar pedals that’s been breaking or something. Then off to Ikea, where we really got inspired to seriously look into redoing the kitchen. Really, all I want is a new stove… but the stove we have now is an odd size, so if we get a new one, I just want a regular size, and then I’d want new cabinets, and if we redo the cabinets and counters, we might as well also get rid of that awful floor (it isn’t even linoleum, it’s more like a sheet of paper that has tiles printed on it). So… this could be quite a project. But actually, I used Ikea’s kitchen planner software, and even just using the price that it generates as a ballpark, the cabinets won’t be as expensive as I’d been thinking…
Then we went to Petsmart, and the SPCA was there and they had this awesome orange cat named Winston who had been there for a long time (in other words, he might be put to sleep soon). It was so sad! GG was just about set to take him … but we really cannot take another cat right now. As sad as it is, there will always be cats at the SPCA who need homes, whenever we are ready. Yes, even cool, friendly orange cats. We got his ID number, though, so we can check on him…
Thennnnn we went to Target and wandered around. We want to get a new TV, like, a flatter one, but I think we need to do some research about what types of TVs are good to get. Also, GG needed to play some video games there, and I played that Nintendo DS game Big Brain Academy or whatever, which basically told me I’m retarded. I’m sure if I played it more, I’d do better.
While GG went to Guitar Center, I went to Famous Footwear and (whoops!) bought two pairs of really comfy shoes. Then I went over to meet him at Guitar Center. I heard someone playing and thought that was him, but it was this little kid! GG was sitting across from him, and I was like, “Hey, that kid is pretty good, I thought that was you!” GG asked the kid’s dad how old he was, and he is seven! So he and GG had sort of a showdown, and I think this kid might’ve won! GG told his dad not to let him have a girlfriend until he’s 25. (It’s his theory that guitar players with girlfriends lose their skills because women are “time thieves.”) On our way out, he gave the kid some of his fancy guitar pics that he uses. I hope this guy really does stick with it, because if he’s this amazing at only seven years old, imagine how great he could be when he’s older!
By this time it had been several hours since I dropped off my car, so we headed back to that area to get ice cream at one of our favorite places. Right after we ordered, I got a call from the Ford place that my car was ready. So as soon as we had finished our ice cream, GG dropped me off to get my car.
After we both got home, we hung out on the sofa and watched TV all afternoon until he had to leave for his show. Annnnd I probably should be doing laundry or cleaning up around the house, but I’m not. It cooled off outside a little since it rained, and I’m enjoying sitting here in front of the window and getting some breeze for a change.