Sunday, October 5, 2008


This summer I spent so much time in Shopping Mode, and I had quite a wish list going. I'd been checking things constantly to see if they went on sale or clearance. I bought a new handbag and a new carryon, both on superclearancesale, and I'm really happy with the quality of both purchases. I also got a supercute pair of leopard print flats off the internets, but took one look at them when they arrived and knew they'd be ruined in their first rainshower and sent them back. This weekend I discovered that two big items on my wish list are gone for good- a fancy 3.1 Philip Lim sweater dress and a beautiful 1960's desk with tons of storage. Both were on sale but WAY outta my budget and both sold to other owners this weekend. I hope they appreciate them as much as I would have.

I do have champagne tastes, but I also have a beer budget. I'm counting down the days until the Target launch of the Anya Hindmarch bags and Sigerson Morrison shoes. They will be mine! See you October 12, waiting outside the doors in the early morning, saying "let me in..."!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Oh noes.

I tried not to, but I broke down and checked my retirement account. As you might guess, it was not good. How not good?

Personal Rate of Return from 01/01/2008 to 10/02/2008 is -26.8%

I cancelled my weekend plans and I'm trying to see how many hours I can get this weekend at the 2nd job. Irrationally panic-y? Probably. But how else will I sleep at night?