Thursday, November 1, 2012

Quest for a Coloring Book

So it's totally normal to like coloring books in college right???

Good, because that means its not totally abnormal to buy a Disney Princess coloring book, in Venice while on vacation right?
Well that's a relief.

This would be this weeks travel edition story.
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Did I mention said coloring book set me back about 22euro/$30bucks???
Yeah guess it really does cost a lot to get things through the canal and in to the stores.

Well anyways I was on one my month long Euro-wander trips with my very best friend, we're talking people call us sisters, when we decided we NEEDED (remember this post on wants and needs, this was a need) something to pass the time while riding the train from country to country, and city to city. And naturally the only thing we could agree upon was a Disney Princess Coloring Book.
 #totally normal

Okay so we might look a little bit alike...

Now the quest: Where to find this item in Europe, Venice none the less. Probably the city least likely to have one of all the cities we visited, lets just be honest.  
Our quest was kind of like looking for a needle in a haystack.

But low and behold, we found one. In the second bookstore we went into.

The funny part about this book is, we decided to make it the 'perfect' coloring book, naturally as college students we took all our work seriously. So we'd discuss what colors to make everything, scrape our childhood brains to remember, always use the same colored pencils, etc. You get the idea.

 But a perfect coloring book takes a while to complete, so four years and two college graduations later, we're still working on it. We're now on two coasts thanks to her PhD program, but we are still coloring the book 'together'.
 Ok, so the coloring book might not be perfect, but it's pretty darn awesome if you ask me.

She'll color a page, then send me the book, and the colored pencils.
I color a page, send the book (and pencils) back to her.
You get the picture.

Anyways moral of this story is...
I will never be too old to enjoy the simplicity of coloring and princesses.

1 comment:

  1. This. Is. Awesome. I love coloring. In fact I was doing it about 15 minutes ago (no joke). It's thee best way to unwind.
    Also there is now a Disney store in Venice! I saw it this summer!


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