Saturday, November 08, 2008

Give us new stuff!

Today was a sad, sad shopping day. Mostly - I just shop for people these days. I want to see what everyone else is buying.

I'm starting to wonder if it really is the greatest depression since the 1930's. But mostly, I think people would buy stuff if there was anything new out there to buy. Instead, it is the same stuff that has been on the market for the last three years. This whole year has been a technology dead zone. A design dead zone. A fashion dead zone. I've almost lost the ability to go "ooooh! What is that"?

Sure - people are scared of loosing their jobs, and they are holding onto money tightly. But, if there was anything exciting.... they would start to waiver and put away rationality in favor of "interesting". It is a feedback loop people.

Anyway, we wound up at the tile design center today. Meh. I only have two pictures for you. These tiles that sort of reminded me of the eye of sauron.



And these tiles that look like a horrible skin complexion. The colors are completely accurate.



It's like they've given up and said "lets just throw some clay against the wall, and whatever sticks we sell as tile".

Then we found ourselves at a Circuit Shitty store closing sale. Yeah.. you heard me. That store has been around since I was a kid. It has always had problems. I categorize it as a crappy store that occasionally has a good quarter.

There wasn't anything there to buy. Hey - I was trying my hardest to do my part for the economy! But, the camera area was completely packed. In case you're tracking trends. The rest of the store people were milling around. So we left without anything.

That is all I've got. That cold I've had - is absolutely the worst cold since the great depression. That I know for sure. Mr S. got it the last half of this week. This is why posts have been light. A whole week of just crap rolled in a giant phlegm ball, wrapped in half a rotting lung. Or something like that.

2 comments:

MdG said...

That pink one is like Barbie dreamhouse gone bad!

I'm glad to hear that you're over your cold!

Steve B said...

Why won't people let the 70's just DIE?

Z-brik and faux wood paneling? Sickly pink tile? Dudes..join the new century.