Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Checking Out Polly's Pets In Universal City, Texas




My daughter Natalie was watching a Tik Tok video and was all, "Oh, can we go to Polly's Pets the next time we visit Nona?"

So we did that, because we all love animals. They have exotic fish, birds, dogs, and so much more!




Natalie loved the bird area. There was a great variety of them.








I thought this was fun:




The aquarium area was neat. If you're looking for fish, head to Polly's Pets. They have a huge selection, plus other aquatic friends.




The store is set up nicely and seriously, they seem to have nearly everything you'd need for a pet.




Natalie has been wanting a ferret. They had them there. I said no.




There are even ducks!




You can even meet a Lemur.  (He's in the lower left hand corner.) We didn't do it this time, but perhaps the next. Natalie thought he was cute.




Then she saw there were puppies, and wanted one of those. I said no.



You can find so many pets, and Natalie wanted to say hi to every one of them.





Here's the thing: we already have two cats and two guinea pigs. So I told Natalie it wasn't happening.




She really wanted this short tail opossum. "He's so cute! I love him!" I said no.




Would we go back? Heck yes! It's such a neat place to check out. If you want to go, check out their website here for hours and to learn more. They are located right by Randolph Air Force Base.





(They also had hedgehogs and Natalie REALLY wanted one. But no. We have two cats. And two guinea pigs.)

Monday, January 13, 2020

Hey, It's Okay

I got this idea from Glamour magazine. You can link up any day of the week. All you have to do is make a list of what you're okay about. Simple! Please do not link up a post that has nothing to do with Hey, It's Okay. It's rude and I'll delete the link.






HEY, IT'S OKAY....




.....to think it's smart of Prince Harry and Meghan to step away. If it wasn't a healthy environment, why should they stay? The press helped kill Harry's mother and he doesn't want the same thing happening to his wife. I hope they'll have a healthier lifestyle now.



.....to not be surprised that Justin Chambers, who played Alex Karev, is leaving Grey's Anatomy. The show hasn't been as interesting to me these past few years. It's also strange that he's not getting a proper goodbye. He just left. Much like that sister in Family Matters.



.....to currently be reading Meg & Jo by Virginia Kantra. It's a contemporary re-telling of Little Women. I'm enjoying it so far.




....to have finally watched The Mandalorian with my husband. I liked it! I did think Baby Yoda was cute. Although I am aware it's not Baby Yoda.




....to love this hoodie I got from Tudorfair.com. I've always loved Tudor history. It's fascinating. The wars! The marriages! The beheadings! The king who was once tall and attractive turning into a king who is fat and stinky. Anne Boleyn is my favorite of his wives. I like her spunk.






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Sunday, January 12, 2020

The Quest For The Gucci Belt

So, on my daughter's Christmas list she had a Gucci belt listed, and I was like:





I admit, I didn't know much about Gucci belts, because I rarely care about name brands, unless it's Target. But my daughter? Well, she's different. I blame the social media influencers she follows. Many of them have name brand items. 

Anyway, I looked up Gucci belts, and look:






This belt is $650. Who would pay $650 for ONE BELT? I mean, okay, CELEBRITIES or those Real Housewives of *insert city here* because $650 is probably like $5 to them, but regular people? 


Natalie was all, "Oh, I don't want the one that $650, just the one that's $350," all magnanimously as if THAT MADE MUCH DIFFERENCE.

This is the one she wants:




But $350. For ONE belt?! I began to think of all the things I could purchase for $350.


Two months worth of groceries (I have a teenage son who eats a TON so groceries are pricey)
Like 400 books (I love to read)
The electric bill in the summer when the kids won't turn off their crap
A vehicle payment
A new light fixture for the front room 
A cameo from Bethenny Frankel (She charges like $299!!)


It just isn't practical to spend $350 (plus TAX!) on a belt. I mean, okay, if we won the lottery, maybe, but even then I'd feel silly. I told this to Natalie.

"You don't understand because you don't get fashion. Your favorite outfit is sweats and a hoodie."

Well. I mean. YES. But still. 

I told it wasn't happening. 

She said, "Yeah, I figured, but I put it on my list. Just in case." Maybe she was hoping we'd discover a long lost uncle was wealthy over the holidays, I don't know. 

Anyway, when I went Christmas shopping for her, I found a belt that sort of resembled the Gucci belt. Only this one was $5.99 on sale.  I can do $5.99. Natalie opened it on Christmas and said she liked it. 






She said she even went to school and people were like, "Is that a Gucci belt?" 

And now she doesn't want a Gucci belt! 

I'm kidding.

Her birthday is coming in March and guess what's on THAT list? The Gucci belt.

"I only want the one for $350," she said again.

I guess it's okay to dream. I mean, I always dreamed Jonathan Taylor Thomas would come to my high school and carry me off to Hollywood with him. 

So I guess the Gucci belt is Natalie's Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Awesome. 








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