Monday, November 9, 2009

Day 54: Off to the Zoo and Another Walmart, Too (Did I Type that Out Loud?)

Seemed like everyone in St. Louis was at the zoo or the St. Louis Art Museum on Saturday afternoon. Gorgeous, gorgeous day. Wonderful zoo. I used to go there on my lunch hour when I worked across the highway from it. I was also a sucker for the zoo when I was a child. Now, I'll take my kids, but I don't care so much to see all the animals. Birds and snakes, fine. Even insects, fish, and poison dart frogs. Call me mammal-centric, but I don't much like to see orangutans, chimps, elephants, zebras, or Lesser Kudus (tell me, is there a Greater Kudu?) all caged up or even in attractive, well-planned habitats. There's something about an orangutan's need for privacy that I identify with. Gorillas, too. I would sit with my back to a glass wall as well, I think. I wouldn't want anyone to watch me delouse my spouse or kids.

Still, it's a lovely park, and the animals are beautifully cared for. Here's the link. We had hoped to be able to stop at the Missouri Botanical Gardens as well, which is one of my favorite places in the world, but we had to rush home. Their Japanese Festival (Labor Day Weekend) is not to be missed.

Here are my two favorite photos from our zoo afternoon:



After P and I had a sushi date, we popped over to the Walmart in Kirkwood, which is the only Walmart in the area that I know for sure carries Norma Kamali clothes. Also a brand called To the Max, a younger, but not quite Miley Cyrus kind of line. Bought many things, including a $30 Faded Glory coat which will replace the unfortunate Norma K. Sleeping Bag coat. Maybe I'm just not hip enough for that coat. Ah, well.

Here's what I wore on Saturday:

See, I was almost all Norma Kamali--of course I still love (almost all of) her stuff.

Norma Kamali Athletic Dress (unzipped & tied around my waist-it was hot!): $20; Norma K Leggings: $10; Norma K "I Love My Dog" tee (because I do!): $8; Dr. Scholl Athletic Mules: $30 (cute and comfy); That Damned Necklace: $7; Earrings: $7; Norma Kamali Ballet flats (changed into them before dinner and put the dress back on): $20    Total: $82 and $72

What did you do this weekend?

Have a wonderful week!


  1. Whew! I'm finally caught up with your blogs! I'd been w/o internet or phone for a week, and was not only going through withdrawls but wondering how long it would take me to catch up! : )

    It sounds like you had a fantabulous weekend in MO! I find as I've gotten older & now think about things more, that I feel bad for the animals in zoo's. However, I think since they're there anyway, it's nice to visit them. I wonder how they decide which animals get huge areas & which ones get tiny ones? I always think the elephants need a bigger area.

  2. Poor you! That sounds terrible. Did you get some good reading or film watching done? I like to have breaks from the Internet occasionally, but then I hate it when it's out due to weather or repair.

    Glad you're back!

  3. I did - I finished a book & watched the entire first season of Lois & Clark! : ) (I'm one of those odd ppl that always preferred Clark Kent to his Superman alter ego, so that series is one of my favorites!)

    Oh, and I realized that I don't mind being "disconnected" when I'm out of town or something, but when the computer is RIGHT THERE staring at me not working, then I get a little twitchy. LOL