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Random thoughts from an old dad shopping with his young daughter

Published Mar. 16, 2014

Random thoughts while shopping with my daughter.

Someday, all those hip and trendy stores will face a class-action suit for making their employees suffer through that thumping electronic dance music all day long. …

American Eagle Outfitters offered customers a pair of shorts intentionally stained with drops of white paint. I could have sold them that 20 years ago. …

Can designers stop making sheer shirts for 12-year-olds? …

If I blindfolded everyone in Hollister and took them to Abercrombie & Fitch, would they know the difference? …

Seen on a T-shirt: A brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, a criminal. …

A curious note in the release about the upcoming American Stage in the Park production of The Wiz: The role of Toto remains "to be announced." I guess finding a dog with acting chops isn't easy. The show runs April 9-May 4 at St. Petersburg's Demens Landing Park. …

Every time someone mentions Jane Seymour, I think about Talladega Nights when Ricky Bobby's wife defended her sons, Walker and Texas Ranger, by saying, "If we wanted two wussies, we would have named them Dr. Quinn and Medicine Woman." Don't worry, if I meet Seymour at the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida's Women of Distinction Luncheon on Tuesday, I won't bring that up. Promise. …

Actor Armand Assante will serve as a VIP judge at the Cuban Sandwich Festival this weekend, and he will host a fundraiser Sunday at the Ritz Ybor. …

A Brandon tanning salon has a St. Patrick's Day special, but unless it's going to spray people green, I fail to see the connection.

That's all I'm saying.

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