Yesterday morning the Liberty of London for Target merchandise hit stores, and now I understand the mentality that leads to stampedes for discount DVD players. Fortunately, it was a Sunday in Utah so no one was rioting for floral-printed home goods, but I ended up going to four different Targets anyway. My friend Kara and I were on the phone comparing selections between Targets: “I’m at Jordan Landing and they have candles and stationery!” “Centerville has a lot of dresses!”

Yes, driving miles and miles in a car, to get stuff made in China, that I don’t really need but was heavily hyped and marketed*…yay, America!

*I am happy with what I bought, though. And I appreciate some good hyping; I work in advertising. Besides, I focused mostly on home stuff like a teapot and dishes. So very practical!