Jennifer Lyon

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
I Can’t Even Get Arrested…

So I dragged myself to a mall yesterday. Good news! I scored two dresses (for the National Readers Choice Awards and the Ballantine Cocktail party at the RWA Conference) and three shirts.  For me, that is amazing!

I also had lunch with Wizard.  He heard I was out and about and had to see this for himself that:

A) I actually left my computer.

B) I tried on and bought stuff instead of getting frustrated and leaving with nothing  (my standard operating procedure).

C) Nothing “odd” had happened to me.  I have no idea what he means by that.

He was so impressed, he let me buy him lunch. Sadly, I fell for it, not realizing until later that I’d been had. He should have bought me lunch!

So after lunch, I was feeling pretty proud of myself! I only had one more thing I needed–the second dress. I went in and out of shops and eventually noticed something…

I WAS SETTING OFF ALARMS EVERY WHERE I WENT.  Every single time I went in a store or left it, loud warning beeps blared.

No one stopped me.  No one said a word. Finally I ASKED a sales clerk. We looked in my bag, and the first dress I bought still had the plastic security thingie on it. I had to go back to the original store and get it taken off.  I’m standing there holding the receipt saying, “Don’t you want to see that I really bought it?” The clerk smiles, glances at it, and says, “I know you bought it.”

At home that night, I told Wizard. He burst out laughing. “You can’t even get arrested!”

“I could if I wanted to!”

He just kept laughing.  I ‘m glad I’m going to Orlando next week! Away from Wizard! I won’t miss him…okay I will, but I won’t tell him! And maybe I’ll get arrested there. That’ll teach him.

And Wizard, if you’re reading this, YOU OWE ME LUNCH!

So…what did you all do yesterday?

8 comments to “I Can’t Even Get Arrested…”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    July 22nd, 2010 at 8:29 am · Link

    LOL, nothing at all as interesting as what you did yesterday. I can’t believe no one stopped you for setting off the mall alarms. Those stores must be shoplifter-friendly. I mean, I’m glad you didn’t get arrested, but sheesh.

    Anyway, I’m also glad your shopping trip was a success. And darn that Wizard for putting a spell on you and making you buy lunch. Naughty naughty.

  2. Silver James
    July 22nd, 2010 at 8:57 am · Link

    Are you going to be a bad influence on me at Nationals? *bwahahaha* Do I need to bring bail money? :twisted:

    I spent yesterday doing paperwork for the NRCA reception. I only have 170 certificates to print out. Today I get my hair cut. Tomorrow is my mani/pedi day followed by standing in line to vote early as our primary is Tuesday and I leave before the polls open. :-P

    Can’t wait to see you and that new dress! :wink:

  3. Cecile
    July 22nd, 2010 at 9:13 am · Link

    Oh gosh.. what a day you had… And what a Naughty Wizard he is!?!? He does owe you… Maybe a little extra just cuz, hee hee… like a trip to the shelter to see some cute adorable irresistible puppies….

    Well, my day was nothing like yours honey….
    **shakes head… even a witch can not get arrested, lol**

    It is Thirsty Thursday… Hidden Lair and Appletini’s.. Who wants in!?!

  4. Erika
    July 22nd, 2010 at 10:15 am · Link

    LOL, well I didn’t get arrested either. It sounds like you had an interesting day. Wizard does owe you lunch, that sneaky wizard. They do that, Wizards. You have to be careful.

    Happy Friday Eve!

  5. Jen Lyon
    July 22nd, 2010 at 10:21 am · Link

    B.E., I know! It was strange, but strange does tend to follow me so I mostly stay home :-)

    Wizard is sneaky, but I’ll find a way to make him pay.

  6. Jen Lyon
    July 22nd, 2010 at 10:22 am · Link

    Silver, YES I’m going to drag you into trouble every chance I get, LOLOL! Cuz that’s how I roll!

    I appreciate all the work you’re doing on the NRCA!

  7. Jen Lyon
    July 22nd, 2010 at 10:25 am · Link

    Cecile, you are exactly right! I think we should go to the shelter as soon as I get home! He owes me a puppy!

    It is sad when a witch can’t get arrested :wink: Although I think you probably could get arrested based on what I’m hearing coming out of the lair! I’m going to need more appletinis to ignore it…

  8. Jen Lyon
    July 22nd, 2010 at 10:26 am · Link

    Erika, apparently none of us can get arrested!

    True on Sneaky Wizards, I should have been more alert.

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