I tried to write some semblance of a coherent post today but failed. So, I wrote this instead.
I’m itching to get out of DC
Not permanently, mind you (although I’m not opposed to that idea either…) But I’ve been in DC since I got back from Iceland at the end of February. I think this is the longest time I’ve been in DC for more than a year. Last year, I was out of town once a month. This year? Not so much. Wanderlust, man. It’s getting to me.
I finally got a library card
This long overdue action was prompted by my discovery that I can borrow ebooks from the DC public library. I’m really not sure why I didn’t realize this sooner. I FAIL. But not totally, since I do have a library card now, and better late than never, right?
I’m lusting after everything in anomie
I want ALL of the things that Chelsea has curated in her shop anomie. All of them. Alas, that is not a possibility. But I really want to try some of the skincare stuff, especially the all-natural deodorant and powder clay masks that require hand mixing with water before use. And the jewelry! THE JEWELRY! Basically, I need an anomie gift card.
I’m starting to curate my makeup collection with care
Because shopping my makeup stash for the majority of 2015 has helped me realize what products and brands I want on my vanity. Gone are the days where I throw a bunch of stuff in my cart just because it’s cheap. Not to knock drugstore products altogether, of course, as there are some drugstore gems I will always repurchase. But there are duds, too, and I’m learning that sometimes, it’s worth it to fork over the extra money. I talk about stuff I do and don’t repurchase in my empty products videos on my YouTube channel, but more about my makeup wishlist/”holy grail” products will get its own blog post (eventually).
I’m swearing off “all you can eat” meals
I met up with Amanda last week for AYCE sushi and oh my God, we were HURTING at the end of our meal. You’d think we would’ve learned not to do AYCE because last time we got dinner, we had unlimited crab legs and basically had to waddle home. Next time we get dinner, we’ve promised each other to not do unlimited or all you can eat because clearly, it doesn’t work out well for us.
“Once” is a beautiful musical
I went to the Kennedy Center last week and saw Once with one of my best friends and loved it. I haven’t been able to stop listening to “Falling Slowly” ever since, and now I want to watch the movie version to see how it compares.
I broke my shopping ban… oops
Because the Nordstrom anniversary sale had a beautiful North Face parka for $45 off and, um, I actually don’t have a parka so it was a much needed purchase. Seriously, I survived the worst of last winter by wearing two coats. Since my options were to either get the parka now and pocket the $45 in savings, or buy a parka at a more expensive price come November, I made an exception and broke the ban. But I’m okay with that, because the polar vortexes that are making a habit of hitting DC every winter aren’t survivable without a parka. Or two coats. One of which I actually no longer own because it was too small (hence the ability to wear it underneath my other one) so I donated in my spring cleaning purge.
I’m getting a facial soon and can’t wait
I finally found a facial place that is close to my apartment and affordable (well, affordable as far as facials go). Not a moment too soon either, because yesterday I looked at myself closely in the mirror and was appalled by the number of blackheads camped out in my nose. Not cute. Not cute at all. “Disgusting” is a word that comes to mind, frankly. Fingers crossed this salon is as good as the reviews say because that means they’ll be able to get the situation on and around my nose sorted.
Wedding etiquette confuses me
A lot of my wedding etiquette confusion stems from the fact that I’ve never really been to one. How does buying a gift from the wedding registry work? If I’m not going to a wedding am I still expected to send the couple a gift? If I’m traveling from out of town to go to a wedding, I don’t have to spend as much on a gift as I would if I lived in the same town as the wedding, right? Isn’t that what people say? Actually, I have no idea what people say about weddings at all because I tune that stuff out. Clearly I’m not a cultured enough human being to warrant an invite to a wedding, let alone multiple weddings, because I am totally and utterly lost. HELP!