Saturday Spoils

Sometimes I’m in awe of myself for spending more time after work in my place of work to shop. You’d think I’d want to high tail it out of there (98% of the time, I do) but the past 2 weeks, I’ve spent at least an extra hour in the store shopping.

On the bright side, today I left with a fabulous coral-pink Guess rain jacket, DKNY peasant top blouse, and New York and Company 100% silk top (that was only $3.99!!!) all with an extra 25% off, so I saved quite a nice chunk of money. I’m really excited about the jacket in particular, because although it’s slightly tight and squashes my boobs, it looks fabulous on me. I can’t wait to wear it.

I also picked up hair dye and medication (fuck colds) at Target and spent about an hour and half talking to my friend who works security there. We decided we’re going to go to the gym together one of these days. I’m pretty excited. I think it’s more exciting than it probably should be because he’s finally got enough self esteem to be able to agree with getting half naked in a pool with a friend and some strangers. So that’s nice.

And now, I must muster the energy and excitement I had when I first got online today to edit those damn photos already. Life.

Oh, P.S. At checkout today at work, my cousin was my cashier and it was rather awkward. After some awkward moments, she kind of BURST out saying “Do you know what I am?” and I was like “Yeah.” and then she started talking to me in Romanian as if she hadn’t ignored my existence for the past 363 days and gave me a coupon to use after our 25% off goes away. I was like, ooookay….I don’t know what to make of this…

Shopping Saturdays.

Today was a rather awesome Saturday for a Saturday. I got to sleep in, first of all, and then I went up to school to work on my garment for fashion design 2 and after about half an hour of whining and complaining about the incorrect length of fabric I’d cut, I finally got in the zone and whipped up a top. Unfortunately, because it’s muslin and it’s woven, the finished piece doesn’t stretch enough to fit over the bust of a size 8 dressform, so I have to use a size 2. And it looks atrocious on a 2.

I came home in time to go to the bank in Kroger and finally deposit my tax returns and some cash, and I spent about an hour in there discovering all kinds of awesome shit like Kroger brand yogurt with 4g of carbs! CARBMASTER YOGURT. I was so excited! 10 for $4.00? Yes please! Only 2 Weight Watchers points. I also found Weight Watchers brand cheeses. It was a good grocery shopping experience.

And since I actually had some time to do whatever I wanted, I stopped by Marshall’s with no intention of buying anything in particular. I ended up spending too much damn money, but I think it was totally worth it. Even though I have a small amount of buyer’s regret still…Anyway, I bought 2 purses – a gorgeous banana yellow Deux Lux tote-like purse that came with a wristlet clutch and a lime green Kenneth Cole Reaction tote-shoulder bag. I might return the Kenneth Cole bag. I also bought 2 pairs of extremely comfortable wedges. One pair are Etienne Aigner low-heeled open-toed tan wedges, and the other pair are Guess high-heeled cork wedges with white leather straps. They’re super light too! I can’t wait to wear them. And take pictures in them.

So, all in all, I think I had quite a successful and fulfilling Saturday. For the first time in a long time. I do feel kind of like a turd through because one of my friends invited me to her boyfriend’s surprise birthday party and I did not go.

Anyway, Day 14: Describe 5 strengths you have.
1. Shopping. That’s right. Shopping. I rather pride myself on being able to shop well. I have a tendency to accumulate some pretty awesome and unique items through my bargain-hunting ways. Although unique is not exactly the right word, because if it’s mass-produced (and it is) and then it’s not unique, is it? But you know what I mean.
2. Love. Now, I mentioned this is as a weakness yesterday. But it’s also a strength. I’m the kind of person who is full of love to give to other people. While I may have all kinds of problems in the receiving end, I am generous in the giving. I have an innate mother-hen tendency as well.
3. Thirst for knowledge. I’ve always been on to be interested in the extra-curricular stuff. Not sports bullshit. I mean like, whip out a fucking atlas and encyclopedia and learns the countries of the world, their locations, their surrounding bodies of water, etc. I’ve found that my geographical knowledge (which isn’t that amazing, but apparently amazing enough) often astounds people. Also, I’m always willing to absorb more knowledge. If it’s relevant to my interests, I’ll listen to you talk all day.
4. Confidence. I say this lightly. I am by no means a completely confident person. However, in the past few years, and especially after graduating high school, I’ve learned to love myself more and more. I’ve learned that judging eyes will always judge, but that doesn’t mean I should feel bad about myself. In fact, it gives me more reason to be who I am and more importantly, embrace who I am with open arms.
5. Humor. What is life without laughter? I get immense joy from being able to make people laugh. My favorite teachers in life have been the ones that have been able to laugh with me when I crack a joke or two. That’s kind of my gauge for whether I’m going to get along with someone or not – can they laugh at what I say? If not, goodbye, I don’t need you in my life. Seriously. Besides, if you were to poll people in my life, I think a majority of them would probably agree that I am pretty amusing.