November 29, 2003

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I went to Schaumburg, IL today, which *is* as exciting as the name implies, as i went to Woodfield Mall, which according to a Didion essay from the mid-70s, is one of the biggest malls in THE U-S-A. I went there as if I was being towed by a giant magnet. I wanted to see the spectacular hordes of teenagers and be engrossed by the spumescent flow of fiscal-rebound XMASCOMMERCE in powerful, triumphant motion. I wanted to lay down on the carpeted sky-promenades connecting the levels of upper-court to the mid-court junction (areas C to F, overlooking the non area of A, below, with it's faux ferns, in multiteired brick risers, where the "get yr picture with Santa" line snakes past the blinding white-carpeted Jewelry store, which is of such a casual/budget form, that it could be easily described as the sort of place you go to buy a necklace for your 11th grade girlfriend...) -- as i have this strange desire thats a hold over from childhood of wanting to sleep, or be private (ie. read, hang out alone) in malls, school gynasiums, places where you can accomodate teeming masses.

I barely had a reason to go to the mall, aside from my internal insistence that my sister is so normal, this is the only place where things she would like could be purchased. That was totally a lie, though I did manage to spend about $100 there, $14 of which was for her, $2 on julianne, and $3 on my boyfriend. I really felt like it was all research -- on what people smell like, what sort of job 17 year old girls get, the various stages of father-daughter extrangement, the variety of mournful expressions of men who wait outside stores for their daughters, or wives, what sort of mother buys bright red lipstick for her 8 year old daughter at Sephora, what young russian girls are buying this season at hot topic, how Good Charlotte have made The Misfits an iconic fashion band after the fact and you can buy ALMOST ANYTHING with the Misfits logo on it at Hot Topic, as well as new and "classic" punk vinyl. The puma store had a live DJ who played back to back biggie and girls paired with their quietly exasperated mothers held up the velour track suit they wanted for xmas.
(I have always wanted to rock a track suit, but you know, you put a little medal around my neck and I look like a member of the Polish gymnastic team seeking exile, which is a great look, but not what I am going for these days.)

I am truly FASCINATED by what I saw today, watching how desire and spending and gift giving cuts it's swath through people. I wish I could inspect every bag and ask people what they are buying for whom. I love the mall...! It's like being in the sweaty locker-room of capitalism.

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