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I don’t really leave the house too much anymore, so everything is new to me these days.
MooYah, Hampton, VA
The veggie burger on wheat was meh, too “beany” for my tastes. However, that side salad was amazing. Look how big it is! When I ordered the side salad, I thought it was going to be some dinky thing with one tomato slice and some iceberg. There’s mushrooms in that salad! I was bad and got the MooYah sauce for dressing, which is like thousand island dressing.
Urban Outfitters, Norfolk, VA
This location is almost across the street from the California Pizza Company at MacArthur Center. It’s a three level old building, which I brought up here a couple of years ago. I swear they’ve kept the ancient cobwebs in the ceiling too! I visited this place on my birthday back in June. I bought some stickers and an Adventure Time book, oh and these amazing Bart Simpson socks:
(I haven’t worn the Bart socks yet D:, and no I don’t know why UO thought it was cool to make stickers that say “stay drunk”…)
Lush, Norfolk, VA
This location opened up almost 2 years ago? I have never been into Lush before, but I’ve been on their website to window shop a few times. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think this was in the old Starbucks before they moved to a kiosk on the first level. It has that shape. There was so much stuff I wanted, but wow you have to take a loan out to buy more than two things at Lush, or Grav3yardgirl. I bought the Danger! Cosmetics to Go book, about the company that later became Lush, and unless you are from the United Kingdom, where Cosmetics to Go originated, you really can’t relate to this book. I’ve already sold it on eBay. The other products I bought was the Wiccy Magic Muscles , and You Snap the Whip.
Sephora, Norfolk, VA
I didn’t take any pictures, or buy anything. Sephora came back to MacArthur Mall after a 15 year absence. Sephora had a location at the mall when it first opened in 1999, but I guess back then with the store coming to the States for the first time they didn’t have a good business plan for opening new stores. The location was gone after just a few months, I believe.
Zoë’s Kitchen, Williamsburg, VA (no photo)
I think when I came by the other day, it was during the opening week. They were giving away plastic reuseable cups, but they uh, didn’t wash them first, and my drink tasted like plastic. I had a Ruben sandwich and fruit as my side. On every table, there is their special vinaigrette salad, I put it on my fruit salad, and it was pretty good. Other than my sandwich, everything else on the menu was stuff I could just make at home. Even the tabbouleh salad.
Sticks, Williamsburg, VA (no photo)
My to go plate looked like a dog’s breakfast, and my rice was cold, and they gave me too much hummus.
Lush, Short Pump, VA
This location just opened a few weeks ago, it had its official grand opening this past Saturday. I went by yesterday, and they still had a good stock, except for the fresh masks. I don’t think I’d spend money on those anyway, because they’re so perishable. It was crazy hot inside that day. This saleslady forced me to put my hand under the sink so she could wash my hand with the African Paradise, which I wouldn’t be able to afford even if I had a full time job, which I don’t right now. She was kinda pushy to say the least. I couldn’t afford much yesterday, like I said, I’m not Grav3yardgirl. I bought the Magnificent soap, a tea tree toner tab, the Greenwich, and the stepping stone.
Short Pump is currently getting some work done. Looks like they’re adding another elevator, and a crosswalk, because honesty time, it does take for-ever to get to one point of the mall to another.
This is what the area looked like back in 2010.
August 22, 2009
Inside this bag was all of dad’s old newspapers from the Persian Gulf War, the Hampton Roads + Colonial Heights + Petersburg tornado in 1993, and the Oklahoma City Bombing.
I took pictures of the interesting things in the papers, but the stuff I scanned will have to wait until I come back home for fall break.
June 7, 2008
Last weekend, I drove out to Suffolk, since I hadn’t been to Suffolk since 2005. There is a new little shopping center across from the junky shopping center (the one that has the Big Lots, Goodwill, Citi Trends, Sears Satellite store, etc. in it). This new tiny shopping center has a Tropical Smoothie Cafe, and Alltel, and a Starbucks. Perhaps, the deaddest Starbucks I have ever been into.
I can’t fathom why this place was dead on a Saturday. I guess due to the fact that country folk don’t "get" Starbucks? I was the only sit down customer this place had, I was there for about 30 minutes just relaxing, because I hadn’t been out of the house all week since this is a time between graduating from community college, and waiting for my Summer job to start. I only saw five customers the 30 minutes I was there. Two women ordered typically “girly” sugary drinks, and this one guy came in to buy a to-go cup, and told the barista the rumor that Starbucks hates troops. The barista told him that it was an email myth, and that Starbucks just sent thousands of pounds of coffee to the troops. Yup, typical ‘kountry stuff.
While I was there, I saw that they had some of the coffee syrups they use behind the bar for sale. I picked up honey for $6:
Too bad. This is a really nice starbucks with a couch and nice chairs and a patio.
January 3, 2008
I found some old bags in with our Christmas decorations last month:
From the 2.5 seconds (ok, more like a year and a half) we had a Hills in Hampton. Bag is either from 1995 or 1996.
Stuarts died in the late 90’s I think. My mom and I spent way.way.way. too much money at Stuart’s Plus in the 90’s on clothes for me. We went to both the Newmarket Fair and Coliseum Mall locations until they closed in about 1997.
I guess Marianne and Jean Nicole were what Stuarts was in other states?
I remember these from the 90’s. It seemed like every store had blue bags back then, something to do with recycling.
I found one of these in a rickety barn in our yard the other day, next to a Pepsi can from the 90’s.
AT&T iPhone bag. November, 2007.
Bath & Body Works Christmas 2007 bag. I found a Bath & Body Works bag from 2000 in a box of things the other day.
Some newer bags: