A little bitching, and a weird dream

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!

11 comments:

leah said...

i love the old swimsuits photo! what a find.

Lisa B. said...

You have the craziest dreams! I love hearing them:}
Great photo and I do love the suits!!

AntiquesNut said...

I discovered your blog and thought you would be interested in our antiquing trip to Europe.
This year the USA Dollar is worth more than it has been in many years!
You can't even immagine the fabulous vintage clothing in Florence and Paris!
We only go three times each year. We go to the street antiques fair at Arezzo in Italy,
then take a small plane to the huge antiques fairs at Swinderby and Newark in England,
then we go into Paris, France for the weekend to shop the famous Paris flea markets.
We have local dealers for guidance and local side trips as well as a really good system
for shipping stuff back. Check out our website at Http://www.EuropeAntiqueTrip.com
I look forward to hearing from you.

Carol@Dandelion Vintage said...

Hi Antiques Nut,
Thanks for the info, but I don't travel outside of Jersey!

Wanderlust said...

Just found your blog and will return often.
Jersey Girls have to stick together!

kym said...

the vintage swimsuit pictures are fantastic. what a neat find!

i love reading about the old times at the jersey shore and looking at the pictures.

i enjoy your blog...yay for the jersey girls.

kym

Felicia D. said...

I have to get back to you now that I have taken the trip. The best part was Paris. One of the stops on our antiquing tour is the Drouot auction house. Virtually every day one or more of the sales rooms has an auction of vintage clothing and these are the top of the game. Names like Hermes, Coco Chanel, Bottega Venetta etc. The stuff was incredible. Our guide even showed us consignment stores where rich Parisiens leave thier used clothing for resale. The whole trip was fabulous! They will have trips again next winter and word has it that the company will add several more trips. Check the website: http://www.EuropeAntiqueTrip.com

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