Captain’s Log 6,149
I went to the mall to get some new black slacks for the big event on Saturday night. Once I achieved that goal, I allowed myself to look at other things. And THIS definitely caught my eye! On sale for $12. I tend to like clothes that nobody else wants.
A big reddish tunic thing! I am so excited!
I also bought grey slacks, brown slacks, a silver turtleneck thing, and five other blouses. I really do not like to shop, so when I am actually doing it, I do it all. I should be set for awhile. I wanted a few nice things to wear when I go to Maine in May. Now I have them. They have a rather fancy dinner the last night, and the silver turtleneck thing will go well with the black and white tunic thing I also bought.
I was good. I tossed clothes that had not seen the light of day for a few years. I need to do a lot more tossing and then take everything to my friend Mage’s thrift store/re-sale shop. Purge purge purge. I am going to use the “happiness” criteria. If the clothing does not make me feel “happy” when I examine it, it will go away. Bye bye to the clothes that will make someone else happy.
The funniest thing happened while I was shopping. A woman came up to me and asked if some weird see-through plastic jacket thing looked good on her. I told her no. I told her she would feel like she was inside a sauna the moment it got warm. She thanked me.
Five minutes later, another lady asked me about her accessories she picked out for her sister’s wedding. In this case, I told her that weddings are about bling and to go for it.
And then……a third time! OMG! This little old lady came up and asked me if the magenta t-shirt she wanted to buy made her face look “off.” Was she too old to wear magenta? I assured her you are never too old to wear magenta.
So I have decided I have a new career path. Once I retire, I can stand around in malls and give fashion advice for $1 per suggestion. It won’t be like begging on the street with a cardboard sign because people are actually getting something in return. Sage advice about t-shirt colors, plastic jackets, and what to wear to your sister’s wedding. I already have a business license that costs me $35 a year. Seriously, I DO have a business license. It says “medical records manager/entertainer.” I think I would be good to go.
The big event for tomorrow night at the museum is all set. I cannot believe it. I think I just have to show up, set up some table and chairs, greet people, make a compelling speech, say goodbye to people, remove the tables and chairs, and go home. At least I hope it’s that simple. I am hoping to be home around 10:00.