Thursday, January 17, 2008

Obla Di Obla Da Life Goes On

For awhile, all I had seen of D-Town was a lot of dirty, ugly nothingness. I've traveled through it on the freeway... a lot of dirty, ugly nothingness. And from the freeway to my house...a lot of dirty, ugly nothingness (see previous post). And we even had to travel deep into the heart of town to return our moving truck and once again... a lot of dirty, ugly, nothingness.

We had to run an errand the other day and it took us to a new part of town. A part we hadn't seen before. A part we didn't even know could exist in D-Town Texas. There were stores...real stores. It was a new strip mall with stores including (but not limited to): World Market, TJ Maxx, Barnes and Noble, Pier 1, and Target.

Actually, this strip mall discovery has really helped get me over my bad case of the blues. Now we know where to live when our lease is up in June.

I also read that D-Town could be the nations next hot spot for indie rock. See here. In fact, here is just a sampling of notable musicians who got their start in this small town: Deep Blue Something, Don Henley, Meat Loaf, Norah Jones, Roy Orbison and Sly Stone (the article listed many more that I didn't recognize). Maybe that will convince Jeff (my very hip little bro) to visit more often. Not to mention, it's just another sign of real life her in D-Town.

It's still not the city life I love and am accustomed to, but I am finding more signs of 21st century civilization with each passing day. Life can go on.

9 comments:

Kelly said...

That strip mall could very easily become your new best friend!! That would make me happy!! I couldn't live without Target, seriously, half our income is spent there,and I am hardly exaggerating!! We still miss you, though...I have to tell you that on last Sunday, I wore my hair in a headband, and wore black textured tights, and Dana asked me if I were doing it to remember you! He knows that you always dressed well, and saw you in me that day- what a compliment!

Lauri said...

I knew it, I Knew it!!! I knew there had to be SOMETHING good. Good shopping is especially important.

Autumn said...

Ahh, that is so good to hear! Real stores! I love TJ Maxx, and Target, and the others. This is great. Amazing about all of those musicians!

Traci Elizabeth said...

OOOoohh...a Target?? Big Ballin! Actually, give me a Target, Old Navy, and Ikea..and I am good! Have fun discovering the other gems of D-town!

Shalece & Craig said...

Glad to hear you found something good there! Hope you are doing well. Happy shopping :)

SHIRLEY'S said...

YAY!! I know what you were going through... If you drove through our neighborhood for the first time... all you would see is houses being built... So I had to take a drive one day and find "things". Keep searching for those great stores!!

jeanine said...

Horray!!!

Erin said...

I am so glad you found that shopping center. Check at barnes and noble for kid reading group days, normally there on Wed. mornings. It's a good way to get out of the house.

Pedersens said...

YAY! glad you found a nice shopping center... I would be happy with a Target!