So. After a couple of years of financial terrorfication, I find myself in a Pretty Decent Place – not Great, mind you – no trips to Paris (at least not right now) but I am able to pay bills in timely fashion and buy dog food – all at the same time! When Life has beaten you bloody with a roll of quarters for a few years, the ability to do that is heady stuff, indeed!
I also have a leeeetle bit of discretionary Simolean! (wonder why
Skynet-erm- SPELLCHECK! capitalized simolean?) and Summer, surprisingly enough, is a time of odd, low-level depression, way more than Winter (prolly because I spend most of Winter just trying to stay alive and lusting over seed & plant catalogues). To assuage it I indulge in a little bit of retail therapy, every now and again, going to Goodwill to buy $1.99 handbags (omg, guys! This Jayson Home & Garden bag, BNWT, for $1.99. Twillys are mine)
Then there’s Beautyhabit.
Beautyhabit is my crackhouse, sweatergawd! I don’t even try to fight it anymore. I just put a few simoleans aside for when the newest e-catalogue shows up in my inbox, knowing there will be something (or Some Things) that I just can’t resist. Plus, I adore Paula and Teresa and everybody there – they are always so delightful – so shopping there is a real pleasure. This time it was this facial oil by Pai: Rosehip BioRegenerate doodlybug stuff. I saw it, went ‘oh, eh. I already have a buncho oils that ‘kinda’ work, so …eh’ , then I started reading what it is supposed to do and PIGMENTATION jumped out at me. See, I haz combination old, dry, oily, olive-y skin, and I’m careless as hell when it comes to leaping out into the garden without protection so pigmentation is an issue, especially in Summer. I figured ‘what the heck’ – and I bought it. I expected ‘eh’. Instead, I got ‘WOW!’ now, not Informercial WOW!(that would be creepy AF) – just…well, my skin really likes this stuff! It is easing the pigmentation without all the harsh drying I get from AlphaHydroxy products. And a bonus: those lovely, deep creases are easing as well. At $40 for one ounce it’s not the least expensive oil on the market but I put 1-2 drops in the palm of my hand after washing my face and boom! that’s it. So I figure this will last a good, long while. And my face likes it! It really LIKES it!
Okay – The Rant!!!
I’ve blearghed about this before – and I’mo do it again: WTF! is it with the hooks in so many bathroom stalls? Are there really that many misogynistic designers out there? Or do they honestly just not have a freakin’ CLUE that 99% of all women in the US take a purse with them, wherever they go? I’m trying to imagine the meeting that came up with this
the only hook/bumper MORE hostile than this? The one where the bumper is even shorter than this one, making sure that you couldn’t hang a scarf on it, let alone a coat. And that straight leg means any purse you dare try to hang there will be on the floor before you can say ‘dagNABBIT!’. Every time I go into a stall with one of those hooks (especially carrying a bag like the one above) I want to punch the designer . With one of those hooks. And then I want to punch the Buyer for whatever company installed those hooks. Prolly with the same hook. Or two. If I find out it’s a woman? ooh. Throwdown! Because she should know better. Or else she is a Terminator, sent to drive purse-laden women to their doom, one bathroom stall at a time.
So there. Rant over. But …really? It can’t be that much more expensive to install the bumper with the ACTUAL HOOK! In fact, I know for a fact that several ‘revamped’ bathrooms REMOVED those functional hooks with these absurdly hostile designs. I can’t imagine why. And I’m still trying to imagine the meeting that resulted in these new hooks.
Okay. Rant REALLY over this time, I promise.
Hey! I have some WINNAHS! from the Apps post:
gmail your evilauntieanita and give me your details – I will get some fun stuff out to you asap! Don’t forget: the Two Week Rule starts (tickticktick) NOW!
For the rest of you? Get to work! Do you have a rant? Share! (if they’re anything like the ‘apps’ shares I’ll be laughing all over the monitor!)
Your gal The Girl is standing by to pull a few winnahs!