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I won the contest at work Friday.  Yep...the only one who risked heatstroke to wear two shirts. The only one who reads the employee board.   I ran into Big Big Boss on my way in, and he insisted we take a selfie to send to the Corporate Powers That Be.  It only occurred to me after I went in to start the shift that I had a selfie taken by BBB...out in front of the dumpsters.

My life is so fucking glamorous, y'all.  ;)

Anyway, I'm $10 richer.  I think I'm going to squander it on this pretty little journal I saw at CVS, of all places.  I know, I was so excited about getting the SARK journal (my third!), but it doesn't feel right.  What I used to find inspiring now seems intrusive and kinda bossy.  I guess it will be good for when I am feeling creatively tuck, but it doesn't fit me right now.  I want lined paper, calm pages.  No writing prompts.  I just want to fill pages with my days, and not try to force anything.

It's so strange.  I was going through the last of my stack of old magazines for collage materials, and realized that I don't miss fashion magazines AT ALL.  I used to subscribe to a couple, but let them lapse when I was unemployed.  Flipping through the pages, I realized I have zero interest any more.  I'm also considering throwing out my makeup, since I only wear lipgloss and the occasional eyeliner.  Who knows how toxic the rest of that stuff that I haven't touched for 2-4 years has become?  I can tell you the last time I tried to wear mascara I nearly burned my eyeball off.

I have a sneaking feeling I'm coming into a major lifestyle shift, a major LIFE shift, and am just starting to nibble at the edges.  It's interesting.  I'm curious to see what the next few months bring.

I spent part of today figuring out menus for Operation Use It Up (inspired by a FB friend  to finish all that stuff that is hanging out in the freezer and pantry).  Now that we have more wiggle room in the budget and I can buy the foods we really want (in moderation) rather than just what we can simply afford, I want to use up what we HAVE first.

This has meant a lot of casseroles.  In summer.  In NC. However, Kent took pork, mushroom, spinach, cheddar and elbow noodles to work Friday for his lunch...and ended up taking the rest with him on Saturday because everyone wanted some.  Go, me!

And I will continue to mostly subsist on salads that D and D screw up while they're learning at work.  :)  Thankfully, since they're in training, they don't really get in trouble.  It's just thrown into the employee cooler.  And NO ONE eats the damned salads!  If I can pick around gorgonzola (ick.  Ick, ick, ick!) thrown into everything, I'm golden.

And while I am not enjoying the taste I'm slowly getting used to it.  Kind of like...okay, best not to go there.  ;)

I have also gotten to choose all of the music today!  Kent never did get around to fulfilling that part of the debt.

I am a horrible, horrible woman with far ranging tastes in music (among other things).  I've yet to break out the Blackmore's Night or Les Miz soundtrack....but I have three hours left.

Heh, heh, heh....


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Jul. 11th, 2016 01:29 am (UTC)

Yay for contest wins! :D

Jul. 11th, 2016 01:46 am (UTC)
Ah yes, the glamour of real life...LOL...I have some of that, myself. :)


I have to shovel out the fridge here...I've been avoiding it like the plague...and there may well *be* plague in there. I'm askeert.

No, really.
Jul. 11th, 2016 01:59 am (UTC)
CONGRATS ON WINNING!!! I guess you're pretty famous now that the BBB himself wanted a photo with you ;)

Jul. 11th, 2016 03:06 am (UTC)
Yay for winning! Gorgonzola: barf.

Jul. 11th, 2016 02:31 pm (UTC)
It is DISGUSTING! It comes on one of the salads. I can pick *most* of it out, but I always miss a crumb or two.
Jul. 11th, 2016 09:29 am (UTC)
Hooray for the prize!!!

Don't look at the fashion managzine much any more when I work out, as I cannot read them. I am getting old. I remember when I live by them, At least I am free from that!!!
Jul. 11th, 2016 10:04 am (UTC)
Congratulations on winning!

I used to buy glossy fashion magazines as well, but now I don't think I have opeed one in 5 or 6 years. Last time I did I wondered what I used to see in them...

Yes, throw away your makeup- you don't want to know how much bacteria that grows in it by know. Especially wet stuff like mascara.
Jul. 11th, 2016 06:41 pm (UTC)
Re: the makeup. I was told by my doctor years ago that once opened, mascara and eye liner/shadow/concealer should be tossed after 3 months, concealer and blush should be tossed after 6. I don't remember what she said about lipstick/gloss because I never wore lipstick - I used a tinted lip balm instead and that never lasted more than 3 months anyway.

I never wear makeup anymore though. I had to buy new makeup for my dad's funeral, and didn't bother for my mother's. I get complimented by my doctor's assistant every time she takes me back for weight and blood pressure - she says my skin looks like a 30 year old's. Which some say isn't a compliment but I'm 54 - I'll take it!
Jul. 12th, 2016 12:38 am (UTC)
It's cool you won! And that the big boss wants to take selfies with you for corporate!
Jul. 12th, 2016 03:01 am (UTC)
Congrats on winning the contest!

Dressing up for me has always had an air of cosplay, now that I look back. I have gone through very brief spurts where I 'studied' 'women's magazines' and tried to be girly all the time, but it never takes. I def don't miss those magazines, or see the overall appeal. I used to really enjoy more fitness oriented ones, though.

I hope the bully is still leaving you alone at work :-)
Jul. 12th, 2016 05:48 pm (UTC)
Hi, :)

I see that we have three mutual LJ friends in common I really like a lot, and so, I'd like to add you to my flist and would be happy if you added me back. If you have any question, ask ahead.
Jul. 12th, 2016 09:48 pm (UTC)
Sure thing! Adding you back! :)
Jul. 13th, 2016 07:15 pm (UTC)
woot woot on winning! and money to boot!

enjoy your music, hehehe.
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