Thursday, November 27, 2008
There is nothing like milk and biscuits in the middle of the night (biscuits = cookies for the Americans, not those other biscuits!). I was thrilled to find there were Oreos in stock this week and pounced on them like they were a gold bar! Got very funny look from other shoppers when I whooped with glee! I have to admit that they proved a great deal harder to paint than to eat.
We ventured out tonight as I had heard of a store where they supposedly had art materials and I was looking for canvases as I am running out of little ones. Its the first time I have been out when the shopping markets have been very busy and it was quite an experience. Hundreds of people milling around, though I did notice there were few women. Smile of the night was for the "chippies" (sellers of chips/fries) - a small table with a single gas flame ring with a big metal bowl acting as deep fryer. On the table were a pile of defrosted frozen crinkle cut chips/fries waiting to be cooked to order. I could just imagine Health Inspectors the western world over having heart failure if they saw them. Not entirely sure I would want to buy fries from them either! The "art store" had a very basic art supply section, with two really badly made canvases. I will be putting in an order to the States today!
Another Thanksgiving Day and I still haven't had one Stateside yet! The section that we work with are all meeting today in the bosses house for Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone is bringing something to the feast and my donation is a pecan pie with pecans straight from Georgia. I was wondering if I could sneak a slice out to paint without anyone noticing!