Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Shopping, With LSP



You can go Christmas shopping on 5th Avenue, NYC; Knightsbridge, London; downtown Neiman Marcus and even North Park Mall in Dallas, or you can do it the LSP way.




That means a quick spin down Davies and a foray into some off-beat gifte shoppe, full of "artisanal" Christmas items. The hipster behind the counter was wearing a Santa's elf hat. The shoppe was empty and I didn't buy anything. 




Next stop? Jefferson, a thrift store, Justin Welby, and a second hand book shop, Lucky Dog Books. Maybe I'd get lucky at Lucky Dog Books, I thought to myself. Sure enough, I did. It'll be a literary Christmas for HQ Company.

Blue got some presents, too, and opened them early. But that's a different story.

It's a thug life,

LSP

14 comments:

LL said...

I hate Christmas shopping.

jenny said...

I love Christmas shopping!

LSP said...

It's not my favorite thing either, LL. And it's dangerous, too, what with all these thugs running around loose.

LSP said...

Tis the season, Jenny!

LL said...

Carry your Glock, with two extra magazines and you should be fine. Jenny, the crowds of people tearing through stuff, the lack of inventory, the traffic and parking all make the season bright...

jenny said...

I have a very strong opinion that the enjoyment factor depends entirely upon where you shop. I would avoid malls and big box stores like the plague... Downtown Carrollton, on the other hand? Total merriment!

Euripides said...

Put me down for hating Christmas shopping as well. I've had enough crowds in my life so don't feel the need to spend time in the middle of them fighting for stuff.

jenny said...

Not to point out the obvious, fellas, but y'all do know it is possible to do the Christmas shopping BEFORE there are heinous crowds fighting over low inventory, right?
It is *technically* feasible that the whole ordeal be peaceful and generous and happy... ;)

Euripides said...

What? Go shopping early? That would deny our very masculinity.

LL said...

Bring Blue Shopper with you as your "service dog". He can bite anyone who tries to close in on your space. Give him a long leash. Wear your arch priest collar. Carry a white cane. Wear dark glasses. Tap people with the cane when they come near as you shop. Raise the cross to any who appear to be "freaks" and ward them off. That and the .45 should see you through this, the very last shopping day before Christmas.

LSP said...

I have to say, Euripides has a point.

LSP said...

That's very helpful advice, LL.

Brighid said...

I dislike Christmas shopping, if God had wanted me to shop for Christmas he would have left lists on the wafers... just say'n

LSP said...

Interesting point, Brighid.