LIBRA HOROSCOPE (from astrology.com): Shopping may consume your mind today, even if you don’t ordinarily lose it over the bargain bins. It’s a good time for you to get good deals and take home anything you really need.
I always make it a point to follow my horoscope when it tells me it’s a day for shopping. I hit South Granville right after work and felt compelled to wander into Misch. No bargain bins there! Stores like Misch calm me. The lighting, the clean way clothes are displayed,…Sure beats the chaos and neglect of The Bay. Walked out with the cutest top and pants from Forte Forte. I’ll wear them for drinks tonight with Ken. No, not because I’m trying to look good for him. I need to feel calm and confident as I play it cool. Just a drink and then goodnight.
NERVOUS ABOUT TONITE. AFTER SEVERAL CHANCE MTGS W/LAURA, I THINK THIS IS MY FINAL SHOT @ GETTING HER TO SEE ME AS MORE INTERESTING THAN A POST. I STARTED GOING THRU MY CLOSET @ NOON AND, AFTER 30 MIN OF DUMPING EVERYTHING ONTO THE BED, I DECIDED TO BUY SOMETHING NEW. HEADED TO HARRY ROSEN AND PSYCHED MYSELF UP. I REALLY HATE SHOPPING AND THE ROSEN STAFF MAKES A POINT OF OVERLOOKING ME. ONE LOOK AND THEY DECIDE I’M BAD FOR BIZ. SOMEONE SHOO HIM OUT ASAP!
FUCK THAT! I IMMEDIATELY WENT TO—ACCOSTED?—A FIFTY-YEAR-OLD WOMAN ON STAFF AND TOLD HER ABOUT MY DATE. DID HER SURPRISE STEM FROM MY STORMING INTO THE STORE, APPROACHING HER OR HAVING A DATE? (HERE’S WHERE THAT ALL OF THE ABOVE OPTION COMES IN.) AFTER AN HOUR OF TRYING THINGS ON, I DECIDED ON A CASUAL LOOK. WE WERE MEETING AT BIN 942 SO I DIDN’T WANT TO LOOK TOO CORPORATE. ENDED UP SHELLING OUT $400 ON A RED J LINDEBERG HOODY AND A PAIR OF BLACK JEANS BY BOSS BLACK. CONSIDERING I COULD’VE SPENT THAT MUCH ON JUST JEANS, I WAS WALKING OUT W/A BARGAIN. SO WHY DOES IT FEEL LIKE I SHOULD UP MY LINE OF CREDIT?
CAN’T SAY I DIDN’T TRY. HOPE THE CLOTHES HELP. NOTES TO SELF: DON’T DRINK TOO MUCH, DON’T TALK TOO MUCH ABOUT THE CANUCKS, DON’T TALK ABOUT CLARA…BASICALLY, BE SOMEONE OTHER THAN SELF.