Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Retail & bad girl therapies and N. American leadership.

When I started seeing He Who Must Not Be Named, figuring that I’d be doing a hell of a lot of traveling (HWMNBN does not live in NY), I started “the Miami fund”. The Miami Fund consisted of a bank account opened for the sole purpose of saving money for plane tickets. Back in October, HWMNBN and I ended things for the first time. In order to make myself feel better, I went shopping. First, I spent all the money in the Miami Fund, figuring that I wouldn’t need to make any unexpected trips. Then, once I spent that money, I spent my spending money figuring that it was called “spending money” for a reason. After that, I spent my food money under the logic that it’s always okay to loose a few pounds. Once I was done with that, I spent the money to pay my bills, and then, like a good American, I started charging stuff.

Needless to say, I was broke until like December; however, I was very stylish the whole time :)

Anyway, this time around there was no Miami Fund to speak of so my heartbreak has had to be kept on a budget. Basically, I decided that I was going to party my money away and that once I was finished spending my DISPOSABLE income, I would be done with it. That was all fine and dandy until yesterday, on my way home from work, I found myself surrounded by signs of the SALE-VENTI variety.

…how I love those words…especially when they are in the general area of anything labeled Jimmy, Marc, Rebecca, or Domenico & Stefano and naturally, near very cute under things!

Yesterday was a test of character. I walked into the stores, held pretty things in my hand, went on a line to buy them and then walked away before doing so. I stood on the sidewalk questioning my resolve, second guessing my beliefs, yet ultimately walking home empty handed because I WILL NOT LET HWMNBN DRIVE ME TO BAKRUPTCY! Not again. Until Monday July 4 at 11:59pm I will continue my bad girl therapy and that’s the end of that!

So what if I look cuter broke and stylish than I do with a drink on one hand and a smoke in the other?

Anyway…onto other things, they legalized gay marriages in Canada. I’m very happy about this. It’s good to know that someone in this side of the world is exercising open mindedness. At least now I know that if I find my soulmate embodied in a woman, I won’t have to make the trip to Holland (though that’s always fun!) so I can give my little “ ‘til death do us part” speech.

I missed Bush’s little speech from last night, but I read the transcript this morning. So sad! Sometimes I really do wonder if he honestly believe what he is saying and what’s more, if it makes sense in his head. I think that if he wasn’t the President and he was say my neighbor, I might like the guy. Naiveté can actually be kind of charming. But when this guy is the President, and he is trying to feed me BS, well, things change and right now, I wish nothing more but for him to get struck by lightning :)

14 comments:

Robert_M said...
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Bracuta said...

Oh the will power! I must applaud yours because I certainly don't have any, much more regarding retail therapy...
Better to dig into that than comfort food...
Maybe we your readers should open a fund for when you need a little therapy, don't you think?
Any volunteers out there?

Libélula said...

Man, I did that once. Got my heart broken and I went on a shopping frenzy! Every time I bought something nice, I felt really good…unfortunately, like any addiction, (yes, I’m a shopaholic) the “fix” was temporary. After I had spent every penny to my name and was dirt-broke, I felt awful!!! I promised myself I would never do it again.

About the legalization of gay marriages in Canada…Awesome!!! Just today, one of my dearest friends sent a picture of him and his gorgeous boyfriend!!! This is the one was talking about on a previous post of mine. He recently moved to Europe, cause, let’s face it, it’s not easy for him here in DR…I feel sooo happy for him!

About the Bush speech…Man, that sucks. I told a friend that I really don't think this war is "vital to America's future security" and the deaths of countless soldiers that Bush refers to as "tough moments" is definitely not worth it….”If War is the answer, we’re asking the wrong question”…So sad…

Zanahoria said...

i want to volunter
i have a ford pinto laying in my backyard that would be my gift to you
broccoli told me to tell you you can marry him/her any time you want no need to be crying about youre ex
ana and broccoli sitting on a tree k-i-s-s-i-n-g

Anoop said...

Post 9/11 I used to joke, if Laura gets pregnant and Bush is told about it, he would call the NSA meeting and say "Get Osama, just get him".

henry siteber said...
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Thomas said...

Sometimes the ghosts of our exes don't haunt as much as they help.

Very nice blog, expect me to lurk here excessively.

henry siteber said...

I can't tolerate stupid people, so of course, I hate Bush. The harm he is doing to this country will be felt by generations to come. This war is a total disaster and people are beginning to wake up and realize that it's not about iraqi or our freedom, it's about oil and money, and that sucks.
BTW, don't compromise your financial future for a guy who hurt you.

miss e. said...

i love that you spent your miami money after ending things with him. that's what i would have done. but it's good that you kicked in your restraint this time around (although there will ALWAYS be a reason for getting pretty new under-things.)

oh, for more on sr. arbusto's illiteracy/dyslexia, you should check out The Bush Dyslexicon by Mark Crispin Miller. hillarious. and true!

Vince said...

"Needless to say, I was broke until like December; however, I was very stylish the whole time :)"

I knew there was a reason I loved you.

Gabemaster said...

VIVA BUSH!

Last Girl On Earth said...

Good luck exercising your will power... especially when they start up the big JULY SALES here in the city! Just put the blinders on and take a deep breath... I'm saving for a big trip in Sept, and everytime I want to buy anything, I just keep thinking of the extra cool things I'll be able to buy on my vacation. I wish you luck, though. I know how hard it can be!

mw said...

Hey Winona:

"I walked into the stores, held pretty things in my hand, went on a line to buy them and then walked away before doing so."

I hope you put the items BACK before walking away! :)

Grant said...

I always wonder how VP Cheney really feels about working uner Bush. "Hey, Dick, I'm pushing through legislature which will regulate your daughter's love life, how do you like them apples? Ha ha ha."
Oh, well. If it makes you feel any better I promise Bush will not win re-election next time.