This entire post was so awesome I just don't even know where to begin commenting.
But oh my, that cloche! It is so perfect!
It's a gorgeous hat! Perfect for Trillian.
You did well.
Love it--I'm really drawn to that 20s style. It looks fabulous on Trillian.
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You, m'dear, are officially full of win. Nice job.
Aw, thanks! Hope to see you soonish. Next month perhaps?
We promise not to go anywhere. Let us know! There will be rejoicing and single malt!
This is one of the most charming things I've read in like forever. Thank you! :-)
A magnificent story, made infinitesimally more magnificent by mentioning The Phantom Tolbooth.
That was a lovely story. Made my evening. Hope the kid liked the shark repellent =)
I got to "And I knew this was some sort of husband test" and started laughing so hard my two year old became mildly concerned about me. *laughs and laughs and LAUGHS*
That story made my morning. Well-written, perfect imagery, humorous and charming. Thank you :)
Hurray for shopping adventure!
Your Army Navy store has way more cool crap than the ones around me. Mine have some camping gear and lots and lots of sneakers.
I've always wanted a cloche, but I'm just not sure they'd look right on me.
I think that every city needs an artisanal chocolate and cloche shop!
Here only to say that I love this post, and thank you for writing it -- and I hope your leg is feeling better.
it's feeling 75% better. i'm going to, as the roller girls say, "skate it off!" today. we'll see how that goes. i gave it a day to stop complaining.
Everything about this is made of win. And unicorns.
some days the universe conspires to do awesome.
If you don't win husband of the year, you at least win husband of the month. The two of you are sweeter than the chocolate you bought her :)
If the chocolate was as good at the hat is, it must have tasted fantastic.
Now I have a copy of The Celestial Omnibus, because I have to find that hat and chocolate store.
but I can't believe you didn't take pictures of the shark repellant.
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You sir, are wonderful. The story was fun and Trillian looks smashing in that hat!
The hat and chocolates - perfect! However, you have me thinking of the late, lamented P & D Surplus in Kingston, NY. I spent many happy hours going through there with my dad. It wasn't just Army/Navy surplus, but surplus from just about anywhere and anything. What a wonderful place it was. I could get any kind of junk at all for a very low price. I've never found as good a store since then, and I smile to remember it.
that store sounds magical. i think i need to find one as i love cloche hats, and chocolate is a must at our house. we are working our way through several tins of roses, and the rest of the english chocolates and sweets my mother in law sent for christmas, but a shop that sold chocolate and cloches would wonderful. add yarn and that would be heavenly.
when you are most in need of it, the store will be there.
I'm so envious of Trillian! I love hats, especially cloches, but my head is too small for anything but custom hats (too big for kid-hats) and I don't have the budget for custom!
also, ooh, chocolates.