The first person I saw when I got to the Food Court was Beth, followed by Sarah. Then Justin came. Then there was Hallie, Alicia, and Whitney. Thirty minutes late was Andrea. We were all so excited to see each other that we stood around in a circle in the middle of the Food Court just talking for half an hour. Then, Whitney's mom was kind enough to take a photo of us, which I'll link later (when Hallie or Sarah upload them, as I didn't take my camera). We wondered where all the rest of the KnoxVegas people were, so Alicia and Justin called Isaac. He was asleep, and we woke him up. BarelyCoherent!Isaac. Fun times, fun times.
Andrea and I were the only ones who were from KnoxVegas and actually knew the mall, so they let us lead. I think we went to Buckle, first, where I saw this guy I went to high school with. It was so weird, because he was Senior when I was a Freshman, and we were in marching band together. His name is Adam Holland, as best as I can remember. He made a few jokes about Justin being the only guy with a big group of girls, and then I had a discussion with him about Governor's School. They're having a really good sale at Buckle this week, so hopefully I can get Mom to take me there on Saturday.
We wondered around a bit more, I think, and ended up at the Disney Store. This is where we lost ourselves. We played forever with those little things that spin around in circles and light up. I don't really know how to describe them any better than that, because then we found the costumes. Oh, the costumes for children! Minnie Mouse. Mickey Mouse. Peter Pan. Hook. Pooh. Tigger. Piglet. Stitch. We took photos while wearing them. Lots of photos. We probably stretched them out liek woah, but that's all right. I wore Peter Pan's costume. I think we left quickly before the sales people could say anything.
I think we made a stop by PacSun before we decided we were hungy, but we couldn't decide where to eat, so we let the MAGIC COIN decide. Heads, we would go to the Food Court. Tails, we would go to Ruby Tuesday. It was tails, of course, so we went off to the said restaurant, where we had to flip another MAGIC COIN to decide where to sit. We were there a long time. The waiter forgot Alicia's order, so she got her food for free. Lucky. It was good, though, but their Strawberry Lemonade was not half as good as Chili's.
Afterward, I think we called Isaac again, but his phone was busy. I shamelessly drug everyone to Abercrombie&Fitch so that I could see if Lacey was working. She wasn't. When we got back out of the store, there was Isaac! With facial hair! We glomped him muchly.
Then, we had the bright idea to go to Sam Goody. We each looked around for a bit, but grew tired of looking, and were just staning in the corner talking while Beth and Hallie continued to browse. But, this could not be, because we were approached by the manager (dun dun dun!) who told us "If y'all are just going to stand there and talk, we ask that you exit our store immediately and congregate in the hallway." Woah. None of us had EVER been kicked out of a store before! It was so cool!
So, we decided to see if The Village was playing. Alas, it wasn't. So, we walked around some more. I think we went to the pet store next, which was sad, because all the little puppies were in tiny cages. Carly would have been depressed liek woah. I petted the rabbits, and I saw Diana Dunaway and the three kids of hers that I babysit as we left.
Next, we ended up going to B. Dalton Bookseller, where I purchased a copy of SparkNotes for my summer reading headache, As I Lay Dying. Sarah left us then, because she had to get to her flute lesson back in Morristown, and we were sad to see her go. We wondered to the back of the store, however, and looked through the sex books and the baby name books. Half of those books had the meaning of my name wrong. Kimberly means "from the royal meadow," not "chief," dumbass. Geez, some idiots who just think they can write books about names.
Then, we walked by a newstand type place and saw CHOCO TACOS! They were selling them in the icecream freezer and we nearly DIED! We took photos of it and then ran away singing the song, since we hadn't bought it and the store owners looked a bit pissed.
Isaac had to leave us next, and we followed him all the way out to his ride. We even stood on the sidewalk and waved to him as his dad drove their van off. It was kind of endearing, but kind of depressing. I think we walked around a little bit more, and then collapsed on a few benches outside of Proffitt's. Whitney's mom took more pictures. I think there's even one of us sitting there with all of our eyes closed. By this time it was 4pm, and we were tired, j0.
I had to go pick my sister up at 4:30, so I left just a little bit later. I was parked outside of Proffitt's, so I walked away. Five minutes later, as I walked through the store, I heard something behind me, and THERE THEY WERE! They were all following me out to my car so that they could wave "bye!" It was the sweetest thing ever!
I drove off, with the view of them waving at me in my rearview mirror. So, so sweet. Something only GSH-ers would do.
I love my GSH-ers.
That is where our story ends.
x-posted from cesontmesmots