I’m serious. I love Target.

Who thinks of these things?!

This is the kind of thing that makes me love Target. Maybe other stores have a little plastic sticky-strap to attach to giant packages of rolls of toilet paper so you can carry them, but I have never seen it. I actually said, “Wow. That’s pretty cool,” to the cashier.

Little things like that are what make this country great. Minor annoyances are solved. That’s why people like me have enough free time to be awestruck by such a thing.

A trip to Target at 7pm on a Tuesday night almost always leaves me with a warm, fuzzy feeling. Sometimes if I go on the Saturday before Christmas I might wonder what I think is so great about it, but most other times it’s nice.

I also bought a new shower curtain, finally. I have a vintage bathroom with seafoam-green tile and a pink sink and bathtub. I wish I had the matching toilet, but I haven’t found one in that color yet. I painted the walls pink to match the sink and it’s pretty strong, but my plan was to hang a lot of pictures and stuff. That, um, hasn’t happened yet. I’ve been needing a new shower curtain for a really long time, but it’s hard to find one that goes with the vintage pink and green. They’re not the same greens and pinks you find today. But this time I decided I just had to have one, even if it has to be Spongebob or something — I had overnight guests last weekend and I was MORTIFIED by the condition of my shower curtain and liner.

As usual, when I am forced to find something, I find something I like. I’ve been down the shower-curtain aisle at Target a hundred times and I don’t remember seeing the one I picked. Now that I have to have something, I love this one! It matches the walls and the little shelf thing. I have some pictures I’m about to hang and now I wish the frames were dark brown instead of white. Maybe I’ll come back to that later.

I bought some other random stuff, too. I forgot to get Advil and I’ve since forgotten to get it at the grocery store, too.

The tension aches in my back are getting better, though. Maybe it was all because my shower curtain was so bad.

Update: I wrote this post before I actually hung the shower curtain. Now I’m thinking it’ll be okay to tide me over, but I need to keep looking. What do you think?

    • Schnookie
    • May 13th, 2010

    That is terrible that your shower curtain was giving you tension backaches! But very understandable that it could be the cause of the problem. As for the curtain you picked, I really like it, but can see how it might not be the forever solution. It’s sort of retro-ish, but not far enough back to match the bathroom perfectly. I think it’s a nice compliment, though. I mean, it’s not going to keep me from visiting in October, which I know is your motivation here. You’re trying to ward me off with your shower curtain, aren’t you?

  1. If I were trying to ward you off with the shower curtain, I’d have left the old one up. :D

    In person, the pink is practically purple compared to the peachy pink of the fixtures. It’s a REALLY hard color to find in a shower curtain.

    • Marie
    • May 13th, 2010

    Actually, I love the bathroom and the shower curtain. But I agree with you that you might want to keep this one until you find “the perfect one.” I know you don’t know me, and I wouldn’t expect you to think very highly of my opinion. Just thought I’d give it anyway since I do enjoy reading BOTH your blogs so much..

    And I really do like the bathroom!

    Since the walls are pink,maybe you could match the green for a frame or two for your pictures. If you do, you might like the white ones better.

  2. Thanks, Marie! I do appreciate your opinion. And I think you might really have something there with the green picture frames. It’s much easier to match paint to these colors.

    • Elizabeth (in Tulsa)
    • June 12th, 2010

    Late comment, but…

    Your overnight company showers without her contacts, so she had no idea the shower curtain was horrifying until she read it here. So much to learn in the blogosphere!

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