So I lied when I said this new laptop would be the beginning of a more consistent blog... it just isn't happening. I would blame it on the summer weather up here in Minnesota (nearly 100 degrees today) but the weather really doesn't change my daily life much. So that excuse won't work. I'd say I was busy with my newest goal of homeownership by 2008. But nope, that is only a small part of my delay. I really want to blame on depression as a result of my new and improved "Limited Shopping Diet" (yes, another one) but then I feel like I am admitting that I am lost without my favorite "hobby" which, true as it may be, is not a valid reason either and I'm really not THAT sad about it... probably because I keep managing to convince myself that the $20 tops and $8 socks don't really count because I NEED them... LOL... Lets move on from that topic.. I'm starting to sound crazy!
I am on the phone right now with Sharifa discussing Beyonce's mishap last night in here Orlando concert... the poor girl fell down 12 steps during her concert and landed on her FACE. Whew!!! Luckily, she was ok except for a gash on her knee but her pleas for the concert-goers to not post videos of the fall on YouTube went unheard. YouTube has done a good job of removing the postings, but CNN.com has a video link called "Beyonce takes a tumble" on the front page under "Breaking News". If you need a giggle tonight head over there and click the link... Sharifa said she had to watch the full video twice before she stopped laughing. LOL... she's the red and beige blob on the steps:
Poor Beyonce... but on to more important things...
Next weekend is my Annual Girls Getaway! Windy City watch out!!!!! This is the first time the whole crew is going to be present... yes all NINE of us!! I don't know whether to be excited or scared. LOL - 9 beautiful, educated, hard-working young women sharing one condo together for a weekend of fun away from the jobs, men, kids and bills!!!! Oh man, I can only imagine what people would pay to be a fly on that wall... hmmm... that might be a good way to make some money next week... any offers??? Sharon wanted to make sure we all knew that Sunday August 5 is National Friendship Day. I guess she thinks that is going to make us get along better or something??? LOL - sometimes her medication makes her think crazy things like that. Be prepared for some funny posts next week.
**everything about this line was typed on Wednesday - the Beyonce video has since changed names for the select few Earthlings who have yet to see it...***
Cover: Whoa, whoa, whoa, Feelings...
Inside: Friends don't let friends make asses of themselves in public. Well... maybe sometimes.
Since my shopping is severely limited to a minimal budget, I will spare us all from the luxury items and post some affordable items from the big Macy's Clearance Sale going on on (online and in stores). There was a Kenneth Cole Reaction close-out last week. EVERYTHING was marked down to $19.99. CRAZY! I got a couple of things including a white wrap dress (pictured in red below). At the Saks Off Fifth I found some cute tops at Buy One Get One Half Off like the Romeo and Juliet Fleur-de-Lis tank shown in blue (except mine is green). DSW had an amazing "additional 80% off" sale and I found some really cute leather flip flops marked down from an original price of $90 and these BCBG flats that I absolutely LOVE!
Other great sale items to check out at Macy's sale! Better hurry - They are selling faster than I can post them!
I was going to sign off without an item of the day... but then I remembered something I saw earlier at a store called StyledLife in downtown Minneapolis. This is one of the hot, new bags from Kooba. It feels so soft and has a very cute fit. I love the bow. Now I just need about $500... I can front the $35 that's left over... LOL