Bitching - Why do they rearrange the entire foodstore during shopping hours? I just came from the foodstore and wasted most of my shopping time walking around in a daze, unable to find anything. I wandered the aisles saying outload 'where's the wheat bread? and 'I want Creamsicles' I never did find brillo pads. Old folks were really upset and the people moving the stock are no help and kinda rude, like you're in THEIR way. I worked retail/merchandising for 11 years, so suck it up people, it's part of the job.
Weird dream - Let's start out saying that I'm not a fan of Joaquin Phoenix. Not that I dont like him, but I don't stay current with new movies, so I haven't seen anything that he's been in recently. No, I've never seen Gladiator, I saw maybe 20 minutes of Johnny Cash on tv.
But the other night I had a dream about him. He was my boyfriend and we worked in Lowes or Home Depot. We both had our hair dyed red. Not a nice red but a Demi-Moore's-daughter's-bad-red-hair-dye-job kinda red. So we must have really been in love to have matching bad hair dye. We were moving stock around the store with other workers (was this a premenition of today's foodshopping daze?) I walked by the garden department and saw this hanging basket of pretty flowers, but I didn't have any money to buy it. I was hoping that Joaquin would see me looking longingly at the flowers and maybe buy them for me. Then we were done work and went out into a parking garage (weird, because I never park in parking garages, there aren't any even around here) There were other guys milling around and Joaquin was very distracted and I was worried because I didn't know why. Then the dream was over.
So what does it mean? Why him? Maybe because I saw the wacky behavior beard and long hair story about him on tv, or maybe it was the post I read over at The Girl Can't Help It . I woke up like, 'Oh Joaquin' and I had to google him.
On a positive note, some of you may know that I maintain a website about the history of Strathmere NJ. I'm always looking for old photos and stories to add to the website. A longtime follower of my website got together her friend's old photos from the late 1940s and sent them to me on a disk. The photos are mostly like this one, groups of teenagers hanging out on the beach. I love the photos because they are about fond Strathmere memories and also because of the awesome swimsuits!