Friday, October 5, 2007

Reason #41 I Like Living Outside Manhattan


Target. Duh. This one's so obvious it almost pains me to say it. Almost. But I was gonna title this post "An Ode to Target, Part I", but I couldn't decide and then I remembered that I wouldn't be able to even drive to Target at 8:30 p.m. in Manhattan on a Thursday night and wander the aisles, just because. Hence, the title.

But back to Target. Oh, Target, how I love thee, let me count the ways...Just kidding, if I actually did this, I lalalalove Target so so so much we'd be here 'til kingdom come. Even though I pronounce it like a Frenchi doofus, "Tar-jay"--soft on the "jay"--it's only because it's like a pet name or something. I don't know. What I do know is that my heart skips a beat when I walk in the doors. I have the layout memorized (seriously...love that every store has basically the same layout), and a route that I take every single time.

Walk in the doors, take a right into the electronics department and see if any good movies are on sale, head to the back to check out the seasonal gear (Halloween at the moment), walk down the middle aisle and see if there are any good shoes that I can't live without, take a right and that puts me smack dab in the womens/juniors clothing department where I always always always check out and covet the latest GO designer before making my way to the beauty/hygiene section, then straight away to the grocery in case I need any small items, and finally I'm on my way.

My latest find was really really stellar. Right next to the beauty section where they sometimes have seasonal candies and delights, what did my wondrous eyes behold? Flippin' Franken Berry, Count Chocula, and yes---hold your breath---Boo Berry cereals. When I was a kid I loved Boo Berry so so much. I'm really not a cereal person anymore, but you betcha I bought the last box on the shelf. On sale for 0.99 cents! I would like to personally shake the hand of the individual who had the idea to bring the classic 3 Monsters cereals back for a Halloween go-'round.

Ahh. Sigh. I've been to Target twice this week, and all is well in the world.

11 comments:

Kate said...

I hear ya on the Target thing - my husband teases me for loving it so much. And we both love these classic cereals!!

Lorilee said...
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Lorilee said...

This would also be on my 'list of reason why I like living off an island'....I share your feelings.

I love spooky things...and these cereals really frighten me. Great find.

tiffany said...

Amen, hallelujah. I love Target so much, it borders on unhealthy obsession. I can't help it--even their commercials are intoxicating. They make paper towels and tennis balls look cool and sexy.

100 Percent Cottam said...

so glad i'm not the only one. i go to target just to go - because i haven't been in a day or 2. the route is different when you have kids, though. first stop: popcorn and slushies. next, dollar spot so they can scope out potential rewards for good behavior. then straight to isaac, then to the go designers and the rest of the clothes. then over to the seasonal stuff, then scoping endcaps for bargains ($3 thomas o'brien circle frames!), then shoes, kids clothes, and back to the dollar spot if the kids haven't driven me crazy. ah, i love me some target. it's like therapy.

Ashley A. said...

Just the mention of Boo Berries cerial gave me that same sugar rush of yester years. I have to make some returns to Target (Max's Halloween costume won't go on due to his huge head) and I'm going to keep my eye out for the spooky, sugar coated cereal trio.

lane said...

Great find!

Those cereals remind me of Grandma's house--she would always buy us this stuff. My favorite was Boo Berry.

The best was slurping the blue milk when the cereal was gone.

Kami said...

I love how all these junk foods are updated with the big sign "Whole Grains" or like your other breakfast snack (plus vitamins). It is how we all feel just a little bit better about ourselves. I'm with ya on the "Tarjay" thing, that is a shopping destination for us too.

ali said...

I love how passionate people are about a) Target, and/or b) Boo Berry cereals.

As you well know, I prefer Target with you, and FrankenBerry with my husband. :)

Dansie Family said...

kids have prevented me from going to target as much as i love. i can only handle two stores a trip with all three in tow and they usually end up being costco and tjmaxx. but when i do make it in, maybe with out any kids, i head straight for the end caps for all the fun bargains. what a great store!

love.boxes said...

target almost always has the perfectly most perfect, perfect thing. I just bought this very cute short sleeve hoodie with stars on the inside. I love it!