I really keep thinking I need to update here more often, but it’s hard for me to come up with topics. Nothing at work has changed, I’m still cashiering and I’m still hating it. I don’t see the point in bellowing my displeasure at my job often, I’ve already mentioned it. Although that leads me to thinking if I actually one day actually will get a professional job, like one where I have to dress professionally, and have a cubicle that I don’t bedazzle, a la my Amazon cubicle. Backstory to the bedazzled cubicle: When I worked at Amazon, I glued rhinestones to push pins and made patterns all over my cubicle. While that flies at a call center, I don’t think it’d fly at say, a Fed job or the Washington Post, or whereever.
I’ve been insanely luckier than most people to have a steady job during the recession. This leads me to wonder if that will actually help me any should I present a resume to a potential professional job giver (this blog probably won’t help me any…Hi potential professional job giver! Please hire me!) By the time I’m all wrapped up with my college stuff, it’ll probably be next spring/summer, in which case I’ll have damn near 3.5 years at Lowe’s. Will it actually count for anything? God, I hope so.
For the past two springs, I have purchased bedding from my favorite store, Anthropologie. Even though it’s not yet spring, I did make a purchase in a post-Christmas sales madness:
It’s the Paper Birch collection. I got the entire collection, quilt, shams, etc. What I really like about this collection is that it doesn’t use the same voile fabrics a lot of the other quilts use. The voile is beautiful but damn it’s fragile. In 2009, I purchased my Quintana Roo, last year I bought the Torch Ginger on a trip to DC (I love it, it’s linen and wonderful for summer), and this year, Paper Birch. Also for the record, I haven’t really boughten anything for my room since I’ve moved back home. My room is only 7′x9′, and I just don’t have the room.
-About two-three weeks ago, I got my hair highlighted for the first time in my life. I have dark brown hair, so I’ve never really bothered doing much to is, color-wise. But I did some research, talked to some people, and decided to go for it. I told the stylist I wanted something very natural looking, subtle, nothing dramatic. I left with bright, brassy gold highlights that eerily looked like Kelly Clarkson’s zebra-stripe do from back in ’03:
Everyone told me they looked good, but I didn’t share their opinions. Frankly, I thought they made my hair look cheap. I was advised to wait a bit, as they do fade some, or it might grow on me. The highlights did fade, but I wanted them to fade to about 90% of what they were. I ended up visiting Sally Beauty Supply, got some advice, got some supplies, and spent 2-3 hours redoing my hair. My friend had told me to go a shade darker for best coverage, but the woman at Sally’s told me to go my original color. I’m glad I followed her advice, because my hair came out in damn near it’s original shade, and my highlights are exactly what I wanted in the first place. Everything will grow out, and it won’t look horrible doing so.
-The same day I got my highlights, I fell in love. No, not with an Anthropologie quilt, but with a couch:
Yes, it’s a very retro floral couch. It was love at first sight. So I bought it on a Saturday, and arranged to pick it up on Tuesday. My mom said I could borrow the van to bring it home. So Tuesday comes and I ask to borrow van. Well, my mom needs it to get to work, and she doesn’t trust my car to get her to Kentucky. Well, shit. So, I arrange with my dad to have it delivered to my new storage unit. They come to deliver the couch, but the storage units were closed for the night, despite what I had been told by the leasing agent. Shitty shit. So me and my mom continue to argue about when I could borrow the van. It was a week after I had purchased it, the following Saturday, before my dad and I could get the van. But it’s in storage now, and I’m planning my future apartment around it.
But for now, that’s it. Good night, folks!