Monday, January 30, 2006
Friday, January 27, 2006
As soon as anybody offers a compliment to something
I am wearing I immediately begin a lengthy story about
how the merchandise was discovered which ALWAYS
ends by me anxiously revealing the shockingly low sticker price:
Don't they look expensive, I got them used..and they were only $5!!!
Can you believe Payless carries shoes that look this good? $29!!!
I never shop and when I do I can't find anything I like.
I bought THREE pairs for just $6o!!!
After the price has been revealed I give detailed directions to the store, write the name down if I have a pen handy and offer a bunch of encouragement to go out and do the same.
It's time for me to learn how to just say,
Thursday, January 26, 2006
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
I thought a new place for lunch
opened up across the street.
I'll admit it...
I was pretty excited.
There is nothing to eat around here
so I pack food.
Today I packed nothing...
Through the window I saw
two men looking at a laptop,
a cake stand and lots of rolls.
I pulled the door handle HARD.
It didn't move.
I went back to work
Later I watched the guys enjoy their
tomato vegetable soup from "the new place".
They knew to push.
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Friday, January 13, 2006
Thursday, January 12, 2006
I wheeled and dealed and got a hotel room for $70 a night.
I've scheduled almost every lunch, dinner, breakfast & happy hour
for my three day trip to San Francisco next week.
I wrote about my pleasure for purchasing plane tickets on this blog.
I have even thought about what coat to pack...
What I DID NOT DO:
Actually make a plane reservation.
I picked my flight and even chose seats,
but I never quite booked it.
It is still a mystery to me.
There is NO record of my reservation.
And it's a holiday weekend and
space is very limited
so I am greatful to be 30 . . . A
(the last window seat)
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Monday, January 09, 2006
I hate hate hate hate HATE to fly.
However, I DO enjoy booking the plane ticket.
I even like making hotel reservations...
It is such a cut and dry process and not a real technical one.
There are no difficult forms to fill out or text heavy paragraphs to read.
And when the process is completed I really feel like I accomplished something.
Buying stamps online is a simularly satisfying experince.
Again, for some reason this task makes me feel productive.
Lately, I have been drawn to the antique planes.
I bought enough of them to last me for months.
Very productive. VERY Satisfying.
Too bad the rates went up.
Friday, January 06, 2006
Thursday, January 05, 2006
I never shop during the middle of the day. Today I had to run some errands and I found myself in the midst of the holiday markdowns on Broadway. I am a bad shopper, wracked by guilt.
But I need new bras and shopping for them almost seemed productive.
I know my size.
I know the sale price was truly a deal.
I know I require this highly engineered padding.
I selected a few and saw the velvet rope marking the line that was wrapping around the store.
I walked out with nothing realizing
size DOES matter.
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
I can make a 3 to 4 course dinner in less then an hour if I am limited to even the barest of ingredients that remain in the cabinets, freezer and door of the refrigerator.
I panic when I am forced to make a decision as to what to prepare while I am at the grocery store. The options are endless. I over complicate and overdo the meal.
I find limitations freeing.