One thing there are a lot of down here are Christian stores. There was one in Ann Arbor but I don't know who went in there or why. I assumed it was creepy and that the people who worked there had the equivalent of "gaydar" for religiousness and they would stone you if you came in just to check it out.
Well there are lots of Christian stores down here... LOTS. I can't emphasize it enough. Today after returning to that Bad Place to make some returns (okay... okay and to buy some really CHEAP stuff) I decided to walk around the shopping plaza. That makes it sound like a quaint jaunt which it was not. Baby and I are probably the only people to ever walk this whole plaza from end to end. But I digress...
While heading back to the car I thought to myself "hey giant Christian store what are you all about?" and I headed in. My first reaction was "Boy is Kid missing out" then "I know where to get Kid a gift card for her birthday". It was like a Barnes and Noble... but more holy. So Baby and I walked around the perimeter taking in the religiousness of everything. And it immediately dawned on me... I know why so many Christian women read my blog... I am Christian.
Okay maybe I'm not but BOY could I go to town in the Christian depot. Beverly Lewis Amish novels? Check. Weird Hallmark Romance/Pioneer movies that only air on the Hallmark Channel (which of course I have seen all of...probably goes without saying)? Check. Willow Tree figurines (what?!... you know you can't resist them)? Check... up the wazoo. Biblical action figures? Check... okay I don't really love that myself but you know Kid would be all over that.