February 26, 2009

Mr. Pickles Goes to Target

Mr. Pickles Goes to Washington Target:


We arrive



We scope out the 75%-off clearance sections. Swistle buys some more cloth napkins and a runner rug. Mr. Pickles sees nothing he likes.



Mr. Pickles advises acquiring some of this Starbucks Frappuccino coffee drink in dark chocolate peppermint and in dark chocolate raspberry, even though it is only 50% off. Swistle, who is nearing the end of her patience with the children and feels the need of chemical support, agrees. She swigs one (a peppermint) as soon as they get to the car. It is delicious, and Swistle wishes she'd bought more. Mr. Pickles suggests a return trip tomorrow.



(These photos also at The Chicken Game Flickr Group.)

31 comments:

Allison said...

...Did no one wonder why you were in the store taking photos with a teeny little chicken?

Erica said...

I have such a crush on you. If we weren't already getting married, I'd ask you in a heartbeat.

Swistle said...

Allison- I played it all cool-like. They probably DID wonder, but maybe assumed the chicken was a celebrity and I was a photog.

Kim said...

If I was Swistle I'd listen to Mr. Pickle's advice on the return trip. Although he's a little picky when shopping the clearance section, otherwise he seems to have his priorities straight.

HollyLynne said...

Mr. Pickles has excellent taste in beverages!

kate w. said...

I.can't.stop.laughing.
And it is not the wine- I swear.

FYI... Michaels Crafts/Mr.Pickles is first on tomorrows list of errands.

I can't wait!

Shelly Overlook said...

Wait, so now you're marrying Erica, too? I thought I was marrying her in Chicago. Man, she gets around!

Thia said...

Thank you so much for sharing your adventures. I have a smile on my face now instead of a frown. Mr. Pickles made the grumpies go away.

Blueberry said...

i love mr. pickles!

Nowheymama said...

You are so hilarious.

Sam said...

Remember your oatmeal + fruit baked recipe? It was the first recipe I've ever printed out from a blog and my wonderful MIL made it for me when she was visiting to help me with the new baby (this comment is getting too long already) and I have eaten it every morning this week and it is SO YUMMY and filling which is necessary for a starving nursing mother and THANK YOU. You rock.

Kelsey said...

Love the Mr. Pickles photos! That's so much fun. Before you know it I think you'll have yourself enough materials for a Mr. Pickles book. :-)

Swistle said...

Sam- Oh yay! I should totally send the recipe to my sister-in-law (her due date was this week).

Mairzy said...

I enjoyed Mr. Pickles' trip almost as much as my kids did. :)

Morgan S. said...

Ahh, Mr. Pickles, you sassy little yellow fluffy chicken. I would love to see you at Target. I need a Mr. Pickles for my desk.

DCMomma said...

OMB this post made me smile! Yay mr pickles!

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Love your Mr. Pickles! And he loves to shop! And gets the sales too!

SIL Anna said...

I did not know I could love a random little puffball chicken.

I remember that baked oatmeal recipe from long ago! Ima go look it up . . .

Swati said...

Mr. Pickles, be my friend! I need someone to tell me to go back to sales again and again too!

kelli said...

I heart Mr. Pickles.

And I can never find excellent bargains like that at my Target! I want some starbucks too...

d e v a n said...

LOL - That Mr Pickles is a good bargain shopper.

SP said...

I explained the chicken game to the Things last night and they LOVE the idea. Since our local craft store is out of chickens we are currently trying to figure out if a feather covered plastic dinasaur counts. Your thoughts?

Erica said...

Shelly - Yeah, I'm kinda trampy.

Pickles and Dimes said...

Laughing my butt off at: Mr Pickles sees nothing he likes.

t2ed said...

I saw that same coffee garbage at my Target!

Consumer good sense must be universal.

Hey, the 4 month old Christmas coffee ain't moving. Mark it down another 10%.

Swistle said...

SP- Feather-covered plastic...? No, no, no. Write to Maureen and beg for a chickie. She said she had a supply to give out, and maybe she still has some left.

Shelly said...

This is adorable. Must get chicken.

Michelle said...

Raspberry Frappucchino, huh? I like the sound of that. So what napkins et al did you buy today?

Allison said...

Well, he DID star in his own classic movie... 'Goodbye, Mr. Pickles'!

Manic Mommy said...

I may just have to make a trip to Michaels. I was just at Target this morning.

I linked over from Stimeyland (not that I hadn't heard of you before, of course)

Anonymous said...

Man! I'm a year late for this conversation. I'm currently sponsoring a rescued chicken at Farm Sanctuary named: Mr. Pickles!