This past weekend I once again had the extreme pleasure of meeting up with my friend Thoughtsy from Thoughts Appear. The last time we met, we were able to experience the majesty of the Ren Fest together, where we had some mead, met a pirate, watched some comedy shows, and just generally enjoyed watching all the crazies walking around the festival grounds.
This time was not quite as eventful (sadly, no pirates to be had), but still lots of fun. We decided we would meet up and do a little shopping at this little shop in her hometown, and then go get some vittles at a local pub. I was really excited to go to her ‘hood so that she could show me the local haunts. It was set to be a fun experience, no doubt.
So we met at this local establishment called Retro Metro. This place was totally up my alley. It had lots of kitschy stuff that was funny, naughty and irreverent. I loved it! Here are some of the best finds:
This was one of the first things I saw in the shop, so this started off the shopping experience with a bang. So to speak.
Next we have a plethora of your bacon offerings. This place really catered to the bacon loving crowd, let me tell ya!
And next we have our very own Thoughtsy modelling a very educational and insightful item. Note: she is currently taking a sign language class. Pretty sure they aren’t teaching this stuff:
This next one was near and dear to my heart, for some reason.
This next one has my name written all over it. I need me a Wonder Woman Crunk Cup, yo! (Psst, my birthday is coming up. Just sayin’).
I mean, it’s no pimp cup . . . but it’ll do :
I love it when I see something and it just totally throws me off my game. This was one such thing. It was not what I expected and made me laugh out loud. For realz. Full of awesome:
I really wanted to figure out a way to justify buying the legal post-its, but alas. They remained neighbors of Jeebus.
After our perusal of all of the above items and purchase of a few little things for our peeps, we were feeling a might bit hungry, so we went around the corner to a local Irish pub to have some lunch. As you can see, Thoughtsy was really famished! She could hardly wait to dig into that crab cake in order for me to take a picture:
My lunch was pretty unremarkable, since I am still dieting, so it wasn’t particularly photographic. But then we ordered dessert. See, this was Thoughtsy’s joint, so she had experienced the majesty that was the famous dessert of this place . . . s’mores. We were given a few options. We opted for the peanut butter since she had not tried that one yet, and we also opted to share. Now, I was picturing a true s’more that would come out and we would have to somehow saw through that sucker, but what arrived was much easier to split.
It was basically a layered and melted bowl of graham cracker pieces, chocolate, peanut butter chips and marshmallows. It was perfect and delicious. And really easy to share. Too easy, in fact. Plus, as Thoughtsy noted, it was the perfect ratio of chocolate to peanut butter. Yummy!
Add a glass of wine to that mix, and it was pretty much the perfect afternoon. We shopped, we ate, we drank, we chatted. It was fun times. Plus, I might have even convinced Thoughtsy to come to BlogHer with me in August. 🙂
Ok all, you have been so patient to read through this entire account of my day out with Thoughtsy, that I have decided to reward you. While I was in Retro Metro, I also picked up a few items that I am going to share with YOU!! So, I now present to you, the first ever of it’s kind:
THE MISTY’S LAWS GIVEAWAY!!!
Yay!!! And the crowd goes wild. Wait. What’s that? You want to know what you will win? Oh, and you wanna know how to win said item. Ok, ok. Details. Pfft.
I got a few items while there, so there will actually be a couple give aways after this one, but we are gonna start with this beauty:
This fine hunka hunka chocolate bar is yours if you do one of these things:
1. Follow my blog.
2. Like me on Facebook.
3. If you have done those things already, leave a comment if you have never done so (something good, not just “hi, I’m commenting”).
4. If you have done all of those already, do something creative in the comments. Write me a poem, a song, a dirty limerick. Whatever you want, just be creative. Points for originality. (This means you Jen, Johi, Charity, Kelly, Leauxra, etc. You know who you are . . . gimme something good!).
I will draw the winner when I return from my birthday trip at the end of the month. So, basically, it is my birthday, but you guys get the gift. How amazingly magnanimous am I, right? You know you love me! 🙂