It's one of those days.
Freight is slow in Indiana or Illinois or wherever we are. They're right next door to each other in real life and on our atlas, so whatever.
I noticed an Everything's $1 Store on a walk with Jas so I decided to kill some time and see what all I could get for $1. I was prepared for aisles and aisles of cheap plastic toys, generic canned goods, and greeting cards written by robots with a questionable grasp of English. I was not prepared for this:
Books! And not just any books, but ones that looked interesting to me, not just thrillers and romance and vampire-werewolf-zombies. Not there's anything wrong with those, yes there is, I just don't like them. I like stories rich with human complexities. Stories of faraway lands and strange (to me) cultures. Stories with characters that have flaws and things aren't black and white.
Plus, stories that were only $1!! I found nine decent books for $1 a piece. $1! I was like a kid in a candy store. Did I mention they were only $1?
But wait there's more!
I also found three outfits for Liberace Rabbit for only 50¢ each.
You remember Liberace Rabbit and his friend Meow Meow, right? I'll catch you up:
Cloth rabbits (they do not like to be called bunnies) that I made outfits for before I started blogging because I thought it would be fun, but it's hard making rabbit kimonos and showman/rabbit costumes.
Also, they were hoping to marry astronauts, but NASA ruined that little dream when they put the kibosh on the space program. So, sometimes they share a sample bottle of mouthwash to ease their pain. Don't judge them too harshly, it's not easy being a rabbit of indeterminate sex with a taste for flashy clothes and pilots.
The outfits are for Liberace Rabbit, since he's more of a diva than Meow Meow, who prefers to only wear kimonos. I will have to do a little tailoring to fit Liberace Rabbit though, because he's so svelte. Plus he'd like them with more *dazzle*.
I think $1.50 for a three-outfit wardrobe change is a good deal. There's a cowboy outfit, a fireman outfit, and some kind of gingham pantsuit he''s hoping to channel into a Dorothy-from-the-Wizard-of-Oz look. He also wants me to get him some ruby shoes, a cowboy hat, and a fire-hose, but we'll have to see about that.
I don't want him to get too carried away.
Of course now that I have all this work to do, a load comes in.
At least now we can get out of Indiana. Or Illinois.