Monday, October 15, 2007


The new Target opened up about 2 1/2 miles from our house. I know that the name of this blog isn't This, That, and the Shopping Thing. Nonetheless, my life is moving into the 21st century with all my new shopping options. Oh. Did I mention that a new Trader Joe's is going to be opening up right by the new Target 2 1/2 miles from our house?


Pardon the maniacal laughter.

Oh, and by the way, it's not just me who is apoplectic about the new Target. The grand opening was Sunday at 9:00. We arrived at 10. (We skipped church) A woman let us use her just emptied cart, gushing about how wonderful the inside was and how everything was neatly stacked and how she was so Amazingly. Excited. About. Target!

Target's opening made the front page of the Local section today. And we saw several news shows there filming the rolling-on-the-floor-in-joy shoppers.

I fully realize that this makes Charlotte look pathetically pedestrian in our excitement. However, you don't fully understand how we live in the "urban" part of Charlotte and all the stores left downtown for the suburbs. And to have Tarjay and TJ's bless us with their presence in not only validating, but convenient.


Victoria said...

Hi! I'm just north of you about 100 miles! We have a Target a half mile from our house and it's *wonderful*. We walk there and stop by Starbucks.

But what I would give for a TJ's! I'm jealous!

Carroll said...

Yeah, Baby! I fully understand the enthusiasm, Anita. While we have both Target and TJ's (in several directions, no less) well-within the realm of my normal errand run circuits, they are not in the same frickin' parking lot. That's like, Nirvana! Wallow without apologies, Woman. If life somehow chooses to make itself that more convenient for you, so be it :-)

Piratewench said...

You will have reached nirvana, as I have, when you have a Pinkberry yogurt next door to your Trader Joe's, like I have...booyah! And if they haven't made their way out there yet, don't worry, they will...I'm sure it will be a nationwide sweeping trend!