over the weekend, my friend rachael and i had blueberry pancakes, then joined the 6 million other people at the new target in brooklyn. it was kind of like some bizarre anthropological experiment. everyone had one eye on the reasonably priced merchandise and the other on the mixed-bag crowd. the brooklyn kids were mesmerized by the shopping-cart only escalator (so was i) and i actually heard a woman pick up something and say, "it has a matte finish! that's nice."