I had to go present shopping with my dad. UGH! I know going out with him is gonna provide a lot of blog material. You gotta look at it from a writer’s perspective.
He makes the worst small talk. He uses it on everybody. It’s so horrible and desperate. And you get on my case cause I’m silent!? WTF!?
This is how it goes:
DAD: So, you from around here?
SALES PERSON: Yes.
DAD: Did you go to high school around here?
SALES PERSON: Yes. (if they do answer yes)
DAD: You know where I went to high school? Cougar High. Have you heard of Cougar High?
SALES PERSON: Yes.
DAD: Where’d you go to high school?
SALES PERSON: Snail High
DAD: Cougar High would always play Snail High. (or something similar to this)
The sales person laughs awkwardly or something.
It’s so awful I feel embarrassed for us both!
We did see a funny bootleg Luna plush from Sailor Moon. It was the wrong color and it was not Diana or Artemis.
He wanted me to get a shirt of something. There was nothing good not even at the Hot Topic. Not even the Sailor Moon shirts. He doesn’t realize how hard it is for me to find or buy clothes. Either they are too cheap looking, don’t have my size, or they are all ugly.
I got a screen cover. I’m not sure what those things are called. It’s made of like glass or something. Why are cell phones so fragile? He wanted me to get a Raiders phone case, but those were not available for my model of phone. They also had Rilakkuma cases too, but they were also not for my phone. If it was I would have totally got it.
The girl at the cell phone booth put the screen thing on for me. I don’t know much it’s my first smart phone. If was funny when she asked why the model of phone I have is called a “stylo”. I said it’s because it has a stylus to use with the phone. Now I gotta smash the screen a little harder because of the glass.
We heard “Been Caught Stealing” on the radio. My dad thinks I like Jane’s Addiction. He is confusing me for my cousin again! >.< It made me think about how it inspired the song “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?”. Although I still don’t hear what Sean Altman says “we copped the groove to the alt-rock song of the moment– Jane’s Addiction’s ‘Caught Stealing'”. Maybe it’s because I heard the song “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” first. I think I didn’t hear “Been Caught Stealing” until like ’96? I didn’t start to listen to alternative until about ’96. I’d rather hear the vocal stylings of Sean Altman than Perry Farrell. The only song that I like that he sings is “Tahitian Moon”. I didn’t even know that was the same person from Jane’s Addiction until somebody told me.