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How to Justify My Impulsive Purchase? :D

It took me no more than one second to make the purchase decision:  I want this sandal!

Well, it was literally impulsive shopping, because I went to the mall for a movie, not for shopping.  But, impulsive shopping is kind of like falling in love at first sight, when you see it, you know for sure that’s what you want, without any reason.

It is often said that female have a higher tendency to impulsive purchase than male, I’m not quite sure about that theory, but I’m certain I can come up some very good excuses to justify this impulsive purchase.  :P









Last weekend, it was a hot toasty day, with the high exceeding 90 °F (more than 32 °C), we went out for an Art Festival held in downtown Tempe.  I’m not quite an art person per se, but actually enjoyed the event much more than I expected.

When we were heading down toward the heart of downtown Tempe, there we saw the Gordon Biersch located in a two-story New Orleans style building.  Later on that day, we enjoyed our afternoon meal there on the semicircular balcony.



At the main intersection, there was this girl walking on stilts with her bird (I guess was a phoenix) entertaining people. But when she suddenly attacked me with the bird’s bamboo-made beak, I was really freaked out…lol


I like this booth, selling a lot of cute artwork made by iron and bronze, my favorite is the little samurai guy…


Actually where the festival was held is walking distance to many major sites, including Sun Devil Stadium, Arizona State University (ASU), and Tempe City Hall…

Sun Devil Stadium down the street









One of the ASU buildings









Tempe City Hall










On the hill behind the city hall, there is a big yellow “A”…









Maybe because of the whole art atmosphere, I started to think this weird tree was kind of artistic as well…lol














It was getting hotter and hotter, so we went inside this building for a rest… on the second floor, there is a sports bar… standing at the stairwell, it almost felt like an oasis…






There are also many musicians playing live music.  There was a Native American guy playing flute, truly touching… I ended up buying one of his CD… that was indeed impulsive shopping...

A lot of funny signs… my favorite one is the one on top right saying: 

“Trespassers will be shot.  Survivors will be shot again!”  No mercy at all…lol






There is a store selling tin boxes with nostalgic Chinese paintings and funny phrases…

If you don’t want to be surrounded by the seven seemingly innocent dwarfs, make sure you have enough supply…haha




Having beer at Gordon Biersch’s balcony… they are known for their home brewed beer… if you don’t know which beer you wanna choose, you can try their sampler…

















After being brain-washed by the Art Festival for an entire day and with a little bit kick of the beer, it was no surprise that I was drawn to this pair of sophisticated sandals. ;)

In fact, it’s not just sandal, it was a piece of artwork that I bought as a souvenir for the memory of that special art-eventful day.  I actually really like the simple design and black/white color tone.

How was my excuse?  Does it sound pretty decent to you?  :P

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Comment by Maggita on April 9, 2012 at 1:12pm

@George I cought you using fake account!! Go replace your profile picture with the bikini one ,NOW!

Comment by Maggita on April 9, 2012 at 11:32am

@George: Can't wait to see you in BIKINI!!!!!

Comment by Maggita on April 8, 2012 at 11:09pm

You people are complicated .Why don't you just say things straight like me?

Comment by Rose on April 8, 2012 at 3:58pm

@ Jennifer, i didn't know you could be so funny, and use sarcasm so perfectly LOL

Comment by Maggita on April 8, 2012 at 2:43pm

@George..We really should have a pool party! Maybe when Mint is in Shanghai.

Comment by Mr. X on April 8, 2012 at 1:39pm


You don't have to prove anything to Jennifer IMO.

Comment by Maggita on April 8, 2012 at 1:16pm

I see myself everyday,I get bored of it.

Comment by Mint Hill on April 8, 2012 at 1:08pm

LOL @Maggita, why do you wanna see mine? While you can just put on a bra and go see yourself in the mirror.  :P

Comment by Maggita on April 8, 2012 at 1:04pm

I do believe everyone is trying to show off consciously or unconsciously ,including Maggie.

Comment by Maggita on April 8, 2012 at 1:03pm

Wonder if you can post some picture when you get some nice bra or,whatever..

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