I needed to hit Dollarama. We also wanted to visit the bead store... Loopy picked up some cool pink suede boots with her birthday gift cards a while back but the plastic beads on them were ghastly. It was, I am sure, the only reason they were marked down so low. So off we went to the mall, Loopy guaranteed a slice of pizza at the food court and I guaranteed not to have to make supper for the two of us.
Have you ever felt like someone was watching you? Have you ever looked up and met someone's eyes and realized they were looking right at you? Have you ever felt like an entire group of people were watching you?
Reader, there was a table of two elderly couples and for the purpose of this story I will call them Fred and Ethel, Desi and Lucy. All eight eyes were peering our direction while we ate our slices. All four mouths were smiling. Loopy didn't pay much attention, she was fairly engrossed at this point in replacing the beads on her boots... why wait until we get home, anyway?
Finally, as we were gathering up our smoothie cups, pizza crusts, beads and boots, Lucy approached us and said to Loopy:
We have been watching you and you are just so beautiful! Are you a model?
Loopy was stumped, of course. I mean, she's a model for me. I suppose that makes her a famous blog-model. She had her little Triple Flip stint in the fall, and her fun Pure Cosmetics experience last summer. But she's not officially a model. We grappled with the compliment for a minute and Ethel chimed in that the four of them had thoroughly enjoyed their snack in the food court, watching Loopy and I laugh and joke and bead and giggle, me rubbing Loopy's back while I chatted with Veto on the phone.
Of course, that also means they were watching us pick off pizza toppings, spit out the nasty bits, and pop the lids of our smoothies to slurp out the last drops. We can't help being utterly glamorous.
A model? Perhaps. A writer? You bet... Loopy will be guest posting here on Friday night. Veto and I are leaving for the Cayman Islands and she will be providing the Cupcake Movie Review of the Jonas Brothers 3D Concert Experience Movie. I've already uploaded the five cupcakes for her... and she doesn't even see the movie until tomorrow. Don't expect harsh critique, but check it out in my absence. It's bound to be interesting. Let's encourage her inner know-it-all.
* Oh, and P.S. our inspiration for this little photo shoot, other than to try my new camera, was this.