Cutting myself off (again)

October 21, 2009


I spend too much money on stuff I don’t need. Most recently I bought an Elvis Halloween costume with jewelery and makeup (*gold nail polish). I am not invited to any parties. How am I going to take Griffin trick or treating in the gold lame sandals? I am a dork. I have got to stop spending. I don’t have any money and I don’t have any credit. That is not going to change if I keep doing stuff like this, but it just feels so good.

New Shoes, New Car, New Bed

September 29, 2009


I am feeling really good. I am choosing not to be crazy. I don’t have to live like a maniac. I can call and ask for help from a doctor when I need it. I am getting rid of what I don’t like. I am changing what I don’t like. If people are saying things I don’t like I am changing the conversation. Not in a rude way, but a productive way to actually solve something or discover something. I am cleaning out the house. I bought a new car because my old one was just too dirty to clean. I bought new shoes that make everyone know that I am alive. Griffin is getting a dresser. Little boys should have a dresser. And next payday, we are getting a new bed and will get rid of the one that my ex husband bought of 18 years ago when he was trying to impress his current girlfriend by showing her he bought a grown up bed and is getting off of the Futon. Life is happening. I am participating.

I truly love being alive

March 31, 2009

From Levine Breaking News – I need to go to the store RIGHT NOW

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There is this new Telescopic mascara by L’Oreal that you put on and can wash off without using any makeup remover. It is so amazing. You just put it on and don’t have to worry about taking time to get it off at the end of the night.

When I was in fifth grade and trying to find the meaning of life, there was only one place I knew to go… the Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi. There, they have stores that Lansing does not have. It was like a slice of the unknown.

So, since I have been in a mental and relationshipal rut since …oh Januaryorso, I decided to go back to Twelve Oaks today to try to make sense of it all.

On the expressway I drove past a billboard saying “Live Debt Free” and there was a picture of some white guy that had a nightly talk show on some Livingston County radio station – but if you have ever read this blog before, you know you can’t scare me.

I got to the mall around 2:30. I walked straight past the Macy’s Jewelery counter and into the big, open public space. I soaked in the sounds of the screaming babies, the kids on their phones and the Kardashians (Michigan style).

I was there to get stuff you can’t buy where I come from and thank Buddha, I was not disappointed.

Did you know that there is a H&M store at Twelve Oaks? And did you further know that the super cute earrings that Katy S. wears are sold at New York and Company and can be bought with another item for 50% off for today only? I felt so at home. I got my eyebrows waxed and almost everyone in the entire mall told me how much the loved my Animal t-shirt. I never wanted to leave.

It got to be about 4:30 and I realized I had had nothing to eat or drink all day. I got in the car and set out to find the Sheraton I had booked a room at. That only took about 40 minutes (it was 4 miles away).

Would you believe it was right next to a Mexican restaurant AND a Best Buy? Seriously, I am moving to Novi.

They gave me my key and called me Ms. King. I had to use my key to access the floor that my fly room is on. There is not a person alive right now that knows where I am. My room has a huge bed, TV and all the things a girl needs that is escaping reality with no authorization or resources. No, I should not be here. But damn, it feels good.

The King and I

March 15, 2009

I have been buying shit for my trip to Graceland as if I am Priscilla. Have you read Elvis and Me?

Well, I have bought shirts, jeans, shoes, a coin purse, sun glasses, lip gloss, mascara, hair care etc. Today after arriving home and looking at all of my bags of jewelery and clothing, I finally realized… look, Elvis isn’t even going to be there. What are you thinking?

I am not sure why I am determined to be the cutest 36 year old girl at Graceland. He is gone. Oooh, but I did read that John Stamos was there earlier this year. So, you never know.

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I am having a fairly serious problem. It has been going on for months. I have been reluctant to talk about it in hopes that it will just go away. As I have said I am returning to caring about what is really important in life i.e. fashion and beauty tips and embracing optimism (i.e. that motherfucking check engine light will go off on its own – I just know it! But this has gone on long enough. I have tried to solve it on my alone, but to no avail.

And, the eye lashes on my left eye are messed up. I think there are a couple missing and the ones that are there won’t completely separate. I use Colossal Mascara, have an eyelash comb, and a sweet eyelash curler, so what the? When I was on the plane, I was browsing the bible (Sky Mall) and found a product called Double Lash. It was fairly pricey so I did what any intelligent shopper does – went to Froogle. I bought it and have been using it for about nine days. I have not seen the improvement that I had hoped for. It has to get better. I am not sure I can go on like this. I am sure everyone has noticed. My social calendar is as bare as a swimsuit model in Sports Illustrated.

This is a real pickle. I am thinking of calling Rachel Maddow to report on it. I will give it one more day.