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Birthday money

I had some birthday money I was eager to spend and began thinking about what I wanted. Ulta has some good freebees you can get online and there’s an Urban Decay eyeshadow set I’ve been oggling over.

I looked at it online. Looked at it again an hour later. And an hour later. Until finally I added it to my shopping cart and began checking out.

I got all the way to the final step and could not get myself to push the “COMPLETE ORDER” button. I needed to look at it in person and test it out ONE more time. I have never spent $50 on eyeshadow before.

I drove all the way to Ulta (it’s in Olathe) and spent an hour in the store. I couldn’t make up my mind! Finally, I decided I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t spend $50 on eyeshadow.

Then I went to Whole Foods to grab some dinner. I found myself in the protein powder aisle and wanted to see what their price was for Vega protein powder. Alas, it was on sale!! For $46.

I was so excited and only contemplated in the aisle for 30 seconds before picking up the container and carrying it to the check-out counter, beaming.

After completing my Whole Foods purchased I laughed at myself. I can’t get myself to spend $50 on makeup but I have no remorse about spending $46 on protein powder.

Maybe this isn’t as funny to anyone else as it is to me … but I think it’s quite funny and it made me learn something about myself. They say you can tell a lot about a person by how they spend their money. I wonder what this says about me?

Oh my gosh, what a newb

Just starting out on tumblr.

I imagine this will be a place for me to post my thoughts, opinions and cool stuff I find on the Interwebs. I don’t know that it will have any other purpose than to make me happy :) Sorry for being selfish (but not really).

We’ll see what happens … perhaps this will become a new addiction or perhaps it will be like the shirt you wear once and then hide in the back of your closet for years. We shall see. Right now I’m just trying it on.