Moonlight Madness

aminalsT.G.I.F? I was walking down to meet the GG at the Oscar Tango in the dark of a late December afternoon, texting my progress: Duncan, Wellington Park, Maryfield Park, Huron Dexter Jackson, Crest (!!!!), 7th, Drop acid, not bombz! That’s always my last text. After that, I scoot up the hill past that new “No Walking Along Fence” highrise and past Downtown Home and Garden and across the street. I pull my backpack off, swing up the the steps to the OT and enter and there is the GG at his fave table!

Tonight, as I was walking downtown, there was a wee bit more texting going on than usual and I was thinking about npJane, who I haven’t seen since… Well, we couldn’t remember! But then, just about when I was texting “Crest”, which is the street her childhood home is on, she texted me something like, “Going to the OT?” Yes, yes, yes!!! I was! I was on my way. The GG was already there. And so not only were we porterized tonight, I got to see my baby cuzzint. As we always do, we caught up on fambiz and I sincerely hope we weren’t ignoring the others.

It was Moonlight Midnight Madness tonight, which means that downtown is nutso. I was kinda wanting to go to a new store, Bed and Butter but, in the end, we headed across the street to Downtown Home & Garden to look at the cute farm aminals and listen to the choir and then we accepted a ride home via npJane and here we are listening to jazz on EMU public radio and plotting the weekend’s activities.

It was cool that Mouse texted to remind us that Downtown H&G would have farm aminals around for Midnight Madness but it was already on my radar screen. Because… A woman that I do not know in real life (although I think I have *seen* her downtown) tweets about the city council so I follow her on Twitter. Yesterday, she tweeted a picture of my daughter with farm aminals. This was a big disconnect to me because I am almost 100% positive that she and Mouse are not acquainted. After a few split seconds, I realized that she had *re*-tweeted a photo from Downtown H&G (scroll down a bit) from last year. Mouse’s roommate works there so she and the staff are familiar with each other and we love to shop there so it’s all good.

Anyway, we went over there before heading home tonight. The aminals were pretty sleepy by the time we got there. The choir was good except that we couldn’t figger out why they were singing that song about “You’ll never walk alone” but fortunately they segued into the typical holiday fare. By that time, we were all ready to gooooo. I don’t handle Midnight Madness well in general. It isn’t unlike Black Friday except that it is downtown Planet Ann Arbor, not malls and big box stores. Nevertheless, I hate to be in crowded stores and I can’t imagine myself ever fighting with someone over any kind of item. More likely, I would be trying to foist some White Elephant from my house off on someone else.

Good night,

3 Responses to “Moonlight Madness”

  1. l4827 Says:

    A good time was had by all.
    It was great tonight to learn how to camp on the Baja Peninsula.
    Fun times as always.
    Now about the scrambled eggs in the freezer question รขโ‚ฌยฆ ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Margaret Says:

    I don’t like crowds much; it always sounds good to go to a big activity, until I get there. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Pooh Says:

    How much does a booth at the Farmer’s Market cost to rent? “New to You and Freeing up Me – Treasures Galore”