Friday, June 01, 2007

Hot Topic Rules.

What?! Did I just say that?

Yesterday Monika and I took a vacation day to shop and relax. We went to Grapevine Mills mall and immediately gave more of our money to Nike - the two of us certainly do our part to keep Tiger and his buddies making multi-millions in endorsements. Sometime afterward I decided to hop into Hot Topic. I perused the standard fare, but before I headed out, a Radiohead shirt caught me eye. One of the new shirts on W.A.S.T.E., in the clearance section. I typically pay $30+ for these things. They had one XL for $9.99. I couldn't believe it and snatched it up immediately.

...Let's pause for a moment for something you may or may not know about me. I am quasi-obsessed (okay, just "obsessed") with Radiohead shirts. I have at least 20 of them. They are all XL. Why, when I typically wear a large? Well, apparently Brits are scrawny, because all Radiohead shirts run a size small, or a size-plus, as I like to think of it. Because even most of my XLs don't fit - I only regularly wear 5 or so of my Radiohead shirts. It's not only the girth and the sleeve length, it's the actual shirt length - some of the damn shirts are almost like halter-tops. I mean, come on, people! I have a little joke with myself about the "Radiohead Crap Shoot" - I buy them, wash them, and put them on wondering whether they'll actually fit. They usually don't. No matter, I'll keep buying them...

Now - shockingly, the unbelievable-deal-Hot-Topic-shirt came out of the dryer and fits like a champ. In fact, it fits like a "normal" Large shirt, perish the thought! This will probably become my most-worn Radiohead shirt as a result.

I made my purchase and headed out of the store, but then as I glanced at the facade on the way out, I noticed something I hadn't seen while I was in there - it was Marilyn Manson's Antichrist Superstar on vinyl, and it looked AWESOME. The records themselves are covered in the album artwork, and they reside in a clear plastic sleeve. Back into Hot Topic I went for a second purchase.

So yesterday brought not one, but two items purchased from Hot Topic, which was two more than I thought I'd ever buy from the place, which usually has Badger-repellent sprayed with the oh-so-flagrant use of "come in, angst-ridden teens" marketing supplies scattered throughout. From now on, I'll give them a shot.

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