I have to say, it was the least successful swap I've attended so far, but also the most fun! In other words, it did not disappoint despite my significantly smaller bag of loot.
[Swappers lined up!]
[my friend Amy (center), the mastermind behind the swaps!]
My 2 best best best scores were shoes. Truth be told, I totally blame myself for straying from my fail-proof game plan. I caught one look at the shoes all arranged so prettily (word?) and I chucked the plan out the window. Next time, it's back to the plan. However, I did get the ONE PAIR of shoes I had my heart set on, and they fit so perfectly! They're perfect! I can't believe they're mine!
Skip ahead to 1:09. Putting them on when I got home was like that. Just like that.
In other news, I had an excellent conversation while trying to get a little reading in on an otherwise peaceful bus ride to work:
"What book are you reading?"
[closes book. turns to show front cover.]
"So, you like to read?"
"Are you a student?"
"So you just read? For fun?"
[slow nod.] Snape impression, "Obviously."