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Expat wanderer

Maxx Adventure

Today, a break. Renovations are going fine, normal setbacks, above normal completion rate. Today, no workmen in the house and I run free, I am celebrating.

And how do I celebrate? Well . . . here I am at Barnes and Noble, where I can buy some wireless time to upload some photos, and oh yes, the new James Lee Burke / Dave Robicheaux novel is out so I had to buy that, too, for the next long plane ride.

Earlier, a trip to TJ Maxx. It is a TJ Maxx Home – I’ve never been in one of those before, and oh! what a thrill. I found a carry-on, just like the one I have only a little bigger and at HALF what I paid for the one I have now, and have loved, and don’t want to part with except that it is splitting in some places where I have had to pack it too full. šŸ˜¦

And I also found what I was looking for. Remember I told you about the Misto, and told you where you could order one? I found it on the shelf at TJ Maxx, marked WAAAAYYYYY down. I love it. See if you can spot it.


I also thought of you when I saw this sign. Kuwait isn’t the only place with ambiguous, and very funny signage:


July 19, 2007 - Posted by | ExPat Life, Financial Issues, Florida, Kuwait, Language, Lumix, Photos, Shopping



    Comment by sknkwrkz | July 19, 2007 | Reply

  2. Ahhhhh the family store! Dear God, how much I miss TJ Maxx when I am overseas! I love that you went there (and I’m jealous!).

    And what a hoot about the sign. I’ve shopped the “active tops” and “active bottoms” sections for years without once thinking: who came up with such unfortunate descriptions!

    bouncing actively from top to bottom as I laugh šŸ˜€ …!

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | July 20, 2007 | Reply

  3. I thought of YOU, dear one, especially in the suitcase section! And how our family is always running out to buy one more suitcase for the trip home!

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 20, 2007 | Reply

  4. LMAO @ Active Bottoms!

    Whoever came up with this sign is a GENIUS šŸ˜€

    Comment by kinano | July 22, 2007 | Reply

  5. Kinan – I am so glad to see you! Sometimes you just disappear for a while. Welcome back.

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 22, 2007 | Reply

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