Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie

Went to the Ulta store to get a few makeup items.  A few things for me and a few gifts.  First I have to say, I am a kid in a candy store when it comes to Ulta or Sephora or the MAC counter at Dillards.  Even the drug store makeup.  I wanted everything dude. 
I’m loving that Daisy scent perfume by Marc Jacobs.  But the price… Outch!!!   Why in the hell is scented liquid so damn much money?  Yeah, that stayed on the shelf.  I like the Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture a heck of a lot as well.  That stayed on the shelf too.  Fooey!  Then I saw all the holiday scents for the Philosophy shower gels.  Holy Moly they got a lot more holiday scents this year!!!!!   They called to me like dogs and cats in a pound “take me, take me!!”  I had to leave them be too.
I barely bought anything at the store and on top of that I bought cheap brands like LA Splash and NYX.  AND…. some of these items were buy one get one at 50% off.  Yet it still made me go, “How much??” when the total rang up.  These were little things like lip gloss and eye pencils and a nail polish too.  The beauty industry rips us wimmin folk off big time.  I’m clearly in the wrong line of work.  But… I’m always up for charity.

The Missing Medicine

Went to CVS last night to get some Excedrin because I ran out and I had a headache.  Of course I picked up a few other items. 
When I got home my headache was starting to go away on it’s own but then it never fully went away.  So I decided to bust open the Excedrin a few hours later.  But I couldn’t find it.  I searched the bags, my purse, my car and na-da.  I checked the receipt and she rang it up.  Grrrrr…  I called the store and the manager just said to come back in and he’d take care of it.  I was too lazy to go back out.
So I went this morning and the manager on duty wanted to check the video tape.  When she finally came back out she said it was hard to see it on camera but the cashier dropped my bag of stuff on the floor (I remember this too) and the Excedrin rolled under the lip of the counter on the floor.  She said one of the other cashiers had found it this morning and put it back on the shelf.
So mystery solved.  Glad to know I wasn’t losing my mind or that I had lost it in the parking lot or something.  Why I’m blogging about something like this I have no idea!

Thanksgiving Day Plans Update

Since my parents are in Vegas, one of my friends Lisa who just came back from Italy (the one I was cat sitting for) decided to scrap her plans to drive to California to be with her aunt and uncle and prepare a Thanksgiving for her and I.  I thought that was very sweet.  I told her over and over not to cancel her original plans but she insisted.  She said really wanted to do it.
So…. she ordered a turkey dinner from Boston Market for us to enjoy.  Not too glamorous but decent and affordable and includes turkey and the basic sides like stuffing, mashed potatoes, rolls and so on.  Plus she is making some extra things like pumpkin pie, lots of appetizers and shrimp and such.  I invited my other friend from work – I’ll call her Jersey Girl but she isn’t feeling up to it.  Lisa and I were bummed but I do get wanting to be alone sometimes.  I’ll try one more time to convince her to come before I leave.
I won’t be heading over there till around 5pm because she said everything won’t be ready till 5:30 pm.  I told her not to kill herself trying to make everything so perfect.  “I know you!”  She laughed and said, yeah you sure do.  I’m the same way so I know she’s trying to make the table look nice, making sure she has enough food, making sure the house is spotless, picking out mood music and cocktails.  lol  I do appreciate the effort though.  I’ll be bringing stuff to make a salad and a coffee table book as a gift.
She has a beautiful home, she’s a great hostess and single like me.  I’m actually looking forward to spending the time there with a nice dinner, cocktails and single girl talk in a cozy house.  It was incredibly nice of her to do this. 
Sometimes I feel really blessed.  I have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.  Good friends who really care about me.  My health.  My parents.  Being employed!!!  Having my home.  And being in love with a great guy.  I will be saying a special prayer this evening with giving thanks to all of those things.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.

Found At Sea

After the sad news coming out of New Zealand with the death of the miners, I thought it was nice to see something positive happen in that part of the world.
Teens who were lost at sea and presumed dead after 50 days were found alive.  I can’t believe these young boys pulled through.  How amazing.


I just came across a very LARGE centipede in my kitchen.  I have been very lucky all these years in Phoenix and have only had crickets.  Seeing this nasty creepy crawly has creeped me out.  Of course I freaked, grabbed a big knife and started chopping.  Yeah then his body parts were still alive and walking.  Eeeeeeewwwwwwww.  He just wouldn’t die.  He had LARGE pinchers.  I’m a bit freaked out now and wondering how he got in and wondering if there are any more lurking in my home.  I’m not a happy camper at all.   I miss making the money I used to make.  I used to have Orkin spray my house on a regular basis.
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What is the Big Deal?

I seriously don’t get why everyone is in such an uproar about the scan machines and the body pat downs at the airport.  So the machines can see your naughty bits.  Who cares?  One woman at work told me that if you are on your period then they can see that business too with the pads and such.  I ask again, who cares?  These people that work these machines could probably care less about you and what you look like.  Seriously.  These people are too damn busy getting all you jackasses through security as efficiently as they can with the long ass lines.  They don’t have time to stop and stare and pull their buddies over to look at you.  And even if they did, who gives a crap?  You won’t see these people again.  These people are looking for guns, knives and hidden explosives that are not metal.  Get over yourselves.
Has everyone forgot the underwear bomber last Christmas day?  The guy made it through the old fashioned metal detectors but if he would have been scanned or felt up, they would have caught him in security.  It is a miracle he didn’t blow up the plane folks.  A MIRACLE.  Just think if that plane would have blown up on Christmas day.  Our current Obama administration is damn lucky that didn’t happen and because of that Obama isn’t taking chances this year and I don’t blame him.
People were in an uproar over the security patting down a child.  Um… they didn’t molest the child, they were doing their jobs.  And YES they should be checking EVERYONE.  Old ladies in wheel chairs, kids, nuns, you name it.  I don’t care.  If it means we are safe, then so be it.  I’d rather have my child checked by security in my presence than have my child blown up.
Bill O’Reilly said we shouldn’t check everyone and a random search works just as well.  I disagree with him. 
All you people whining and carrying on about this need to get over it.  Either that or don’t fly then.  Get on Greyhound and shut the hell up.

Thanksgiving Plans

My parents are bailing on me this year and headed to Las Vegas.  They got some free rooms so they are heading out tomorrow I think and won’t be back till Friday.
Me… I have no idea what I’ll do.  I guess I’ll clean and put up Christmas decorations and the tree.  I used to go to Luby’s for a pretty awesome take out Thanksgiving dinner whenever I was alone.  But they closed all the Luby’s down in Arizona.  Maybe I can get a Mimi’s Cafe one to go.
I thought about volunteering my time to a shelter or place where they serve food to the homeless but I’m guessing I’m too late now since I didn’t start looking into that sooner.
I’m also kind of in the mood to shop but there is no way in hell I’m leaving the house on Fri, Sat or Sun.  You people are nuts!  I must remember to get some groceries and things ahead of time to be prepared.  Crap – I need to do that tomorrow!  Wed evening will be busy with last min turkey and stuffing shoppers.
Jeez, it’s really Thanksgiving this week??  That snuck up on me.  That seriously did.  Guess I need to get my Christmas cards done too.