Saturday, January 20, 2007

Well, Now I've Screwed Up The Progress of Scientific Research

Went to the mall today to pick up the Glamour Shots pics, only to find a small speck on the photo and I'll be damned if I'm paying that kind of money for something specked.  After the girl behind the desk unsuccessfully tried to rub said speck off with her shirt or scratch it off with her finger, she offered to reprint the photo.  Which, if it wasn't necessary before her attempts at fixing it, most likely was definitely necessary now.  So I'll have to wait a few more days to get that one.

On my way out of the mall, I stopped in The Body Shop.  Looked at various fragrancy things, but didn't buy anything.

Now, frequent followers of my life might recall (I can't find the entry easily or I'd link to it) that I totally dig the Body Shop's Satsuma scent.  You may also recall that I'm totally digging the second season of the new "Doctor Who" (starring David Tennant).  Now, my sister and brother-in-law got me the DVD of second season "Doctor Who" for Hanukkah, which goodie just arrived by mail, courtesy of a mid-January release.  And was, therefore, watched by me for several hours last night.  I mention this because, as it happens, the first episode of second season "Doctor Who" actually has a satsuma (which looks suspiciously like a clementine tangerine, but is, apparently different -- at least according to the produce section of my local market) in it.  OK, got all that?  Good.

So, here's me in The Body Shop, sniffing all their products, paying particular attention to the satsuma line.  Which, naturally, recalls the episode of "Doctor Who" I'd watched the other night, what 'cause it had a satsuma in it.  And, as I leave The Body Shop, and start wandering past The Sharper Image, my mind wanders -- as minds are wont to do -- onto the other things I'd watched on the DVD the other night: the deleted scenes; the outtakes; all that other stuff.  I recall bits that made me laugh, including an amusing little throwaway line in which The Doctor suggests he's sexy and David Tennant accompanies this with a cute little wink.

At this moment, I am approached in the mall by two teenagers; one has a clipboard.  I'm a little startled by this, but I always stop in malls for teenagers with clipboards.  And the clipboardedone says, "Hi.  I'm doing a project for my psychology class.  Right before we started talking to you, what were you thinking about?"

And I pause for a second and say, ".... deciding whether I should go into Sharper Image."


helmswondermom said...

Ha!  I'd have done the same!  Guess we should never trust surveys, huh?

hewasolddog299 said...

How could you let such a perfect opportunity to mess with their heads pass you by?

;)  wil