The plan for Saturday was for Arioch and I to go shopping for Soth’s birthday present with his BFF Olivia. She was going to pick us up and we would go to Frys. Since Olivia had other plans for the rest of the day she was going to drop us off at the mall near Soth’s home so we could bug him for a ride back to Ari’s house.
Zam picked me up around 9 am I think (I honestly cannot remember). As Ari was finishing getting ready I checked up on my email. Olivia popped in and we all piled into her car. Apparently she had logged into the game the night before and some interesting conversations were happening in gchat. She regaled us with these stories as we made our way to Frys.
Gift card purchased. Swedish fish & mana pot consumed (by Ari) and we were off to the mall. Apparently Ari gets grumpy when she has nothing but sugar so we opted to get lunch. What did we have?
Panda of course!
Seriously, if you didn’t know the answer to that question then you really don’t know me very well.
I was unhappy with the fact that my kung pao chicken had neither kung nor pao to it. I don’t think I have ever had such bland “spicy” food before. Ari’s food wasn’t that tasty either so I think it was just that particular Panda.
After nomming we started making our way around the mall. The plan was to walk the entire length, window shop, giggle at weird people and eventually call and bug Soth for a ride home.
In the food court there was this cart that had a bunch of toys on it. One of the toys was this doll that bounced and waved its arms. It creeped me the fuck out. This of course meant I had to show Ari.
The cart next to the toy cart was one of those hair styling carts. They offer to style your hair in order to get you to purchase their gizmos. Now I personally hate being bugged by people trying to sell their shit to me as I walk by. If I wanted to buy their crap I would walk up to the cart and start looking. One of the girls hawking the wares on the cart starts talking to Ari and I as we are walking by. It is one thing to talk to someone if they are just strolling along, it is quite another when they are obviously in a conversation. She had the temerity to interrupt us to ask if we were interested in the crap she had to sell. I immediately said (in a rather bitchy tone I might add) that no we were not interested and went back to my conversation with Ari. About 20 or so minutes later we ended up walking by the cart again on our way to another store when the same person interrupted our conversation AGAIN. I turned to her and said “No we aren’t interested. We weren’t interested the first time we told you no.” Again this was said in a VERY bitchy voice. It was actually kind of funny to me how shocked she was at my reaction. Yes I get irritated that quickly.
We ended up going through the entire mall. I think my favorite part was the bath and body works store. There were soooooo many candles to smell. The watermelon one and one of the vanilla ones were my favorite. A close runner up was this amber one. I ended up getting the amber one in lotion form. I had some on yesterday and I was just enveloped with the scent. Mmm mmm mmm. We eventually made our way to one end of the mall that had a couch next to the directory. We sat for a few reading the cheesy pick up lines on the wall (Anchor Blue store had them printed on the windows) and giggling. Ari wanted to know if the mall had a particular store in it and we just missed it so she was checking out the directory. As she turned around to come back to the couch she tripped over the end table on the edge of the couch, banged up her shin pretty good and plopped on the couch next to me. We checked out her leg and a huge bump was already forming. To be fair, she did warn me that she was a klutz.
Turns out that Soth was at the Best Buy at the edge of the mall. We made our way out of the mall and hiked across the parking lot to the Best Buy to meet up with him. Ari, being Ari, didn’t realize that where we had been sitting was MUCH closer to the Best Buy than where we had been dropped off by Olivia. This was the place where she led me so that we could exit the mall. So yes, we hiked back through the mall just to hike over the same ground to get to Best Buy. >.>
Soth had his daughter with him (she is completely adorable BTW) and I joined her in the back seat for the ride to Ari’s house. In typical little girl fashion she told me all about her pictures that were in the back seat, her lunch pail and how her daddy was mean to her when she was bad. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Have I mentioned that I love kids yet? Yeah. When we got to Ari’s house they came inside for a bit because Soth had to ask Zam some computer questions. His daughter picked me a flower and chatted with me until they were ready to go. Total sweetheart.
After they left Ari and I watched this anime video called Wicked City. Her description of it to me was “This is kind of hentai” and me being me was all “sure!”
Yeah that movie wasn’t “kinda like” hentai, it was.
Complete with some tentacle rapage.
There was also an uber creepy monster at the end. Like really gross creepy.
When it was over we were kind of hungry. Not full out FOOD NAO hungry, but munchies hungry. Zam was busy and not hungry so Ari grabbed a cab and we went to IHOP. It is an Airoch approved restaurant. We got the appetizer sampler and played cards. I taught her how to play Gin Rummy (or at least what my family calls Gin Rummy). After the first few hands she started kicking my ass.
After about an hour (maybe) we packed up the cards and decided that we would walk to my hotel (which was like 4 blocks away) where we could keep playing cards until Zam decided to come find us. We get there and my stupid key doesn’t work. Now I had been having issues with the damn key working the entire time I had been there. It wasn’t just me, Ari couldn’t get the damn thing to open my room. So we trooped down to the office where the Indian dude re-keyed in my card (notice he didn’t give me a new card) and we went back upstairs and tried the damn key. After a few more tries the stupid thing worked and we were able to get in. We played cards for quite a while (she completely trounced me) then Zam called and wanted to know if we were ready for dinner yet.
They took me to this Chinese buffet/Mongolian BBQ place that they used to frequent a lot. Apparently it used to be much better. I was just sad that they did not have rice noodles. I think I am going to have to visit the one I go to just to make up for me missing out on rice noodles. Hmm maybe for lunch this weekend. Nom nom nom. Sadly no raunchy jokes were made. Although I did get texts from Tir laughing at me over other things. Have I mentioned that he is a brat yet? Well he is. Yes you are a brat! :p
After dinner I was dropped off at the hotel where my key didn’t work yet again. Notice the pattern? >.<
The plan for Sunday was everyone would meet at Ari & Zam’s around 10:30 am where we would head over to Old Town Sac and be touristy and just maybe take a train ride. Zari, Tel and Soth were supposed to make an appearance.
However, I shall be leaving Sunday’s escapades for another post.
Hey I am milking this for all it is worth!