Thursday, June 14, 2018

I lost myself in a familiar song....

Last night I did a taste test and made $45 in an hour and 15 minutes. I can't really talk about what it was about, but I can say that I enjoy doing taste tests and getting paid for it! It's so fun to try new or revised products, and I have tons of opinions on everything. And yesterday I remembered to bring my Sudoku book, so I had something to do in the down time.

I started reading a book called My Flawless One. It's memoir, and it is so well written and fascinating. I love a book I can't put down. So many books I could just stop reading and never really care what happens in the end. This is not one of them. I want to finish it, but I don't want it to end. I never imagined a memoir could be so entertaining and captivating. It's tragic and funny and heartfelt. I also never imagined I would use the word heartfelt to describe a piece of literature. But this book is moving me in ways I didn't think were possible. Thank you, Ms. Author of the Book.

Today's Lula is a Perfect and a Lindsay. I have 3 back to back meetings, and needed to somewhat dress upish. I was originally wearing a Cassie, but I ditched it for black pants.

Boston - More Than a Feeling

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

I bet you're not so civilized.....

Wednesday! I have a taste test tonight, I can't believe I can get paid to eat food. Or, in this case, drink stuff. It doesn't pay a whole lot, but it's extra money for Lula and pedi's.

I'm mad at Bingo Blitz again. Because being mad at a Facebook game is completely rational and productive. But I never claimed maturity or logic. All I want is to win the item I need to pass a level. And the game won't show me the item, so I have zero chance of winning it. And I don't have enough credits to play another round. And credits are insanely expensive. 1 round would me like $10. Which is way too much for a pretend game with pretend prizes. If I could play 10 rounds for $10, I'd probably do it because I enjoy playing. And don't even get me started on the Bingo Blitz slot rooms. Uh! So, if you are reading this Playtika or whoever owns the game now: lower the prices!! I've played regularly since 2011 and the game is making me cranky and sad. So, fix it!

Okay, I'm done whining about a ridiculous Facebook game.

Today's Lula is a Carly (with a flower knot) and leggings.

Scandal - Warrior

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Watchin' the tide roll away, ooh....

It's Tuesday. But it feels like Monday. I am very tired and I hope today goes by fast. I have extra coffee and a Mountain Dew Kick Start, so here's to hoping the caffeine will get me through the day. Also, allergies are kicking my a$$. I can't wait for the snow! And I'm only slightly kidding.

At least I have ZarahZou time and a pedi to look forward to.

Today's Lula is a Christy paired with jeans.

Last night's Lula Jammies was a Carly.
Otis Redding - (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay

Monday, June 11, 2018

Will you meet me in the middle, will you meet me in the air?

It's Monday. We tried to do a double feature at the drive in on Saturday night, but we didn't even make it to the end of the second movie. It was just way too late and I am just way too old. On the plus side, the drive in had $1 hot dogs and super yummy nachos. And the cost for 3 movies is less than one at the regular theater so we weren't out too much money.

It's not even 8 am and I am already ready for a nap. Staying up late Saturday screwed up my whole sleep schedule. And the older I get, the harder it is to readjust.

Today's Lula is leggings, a Perfect and a Lindsay:
And this weekends Lula:

America - Sister Golden Hair

Friday, June 08, 2018

So don't wake me if I'm dreamin'....

It's Friday. My allergies are absolutely horrible today. I wanted to stay in bed, but I have some work that needs to get done. And once all the meds kick in, I'll probably (hopefully) feel fine.

I hate the dentist, and it's expensive. And they took all my money.

Nothing on the agenda for the weekend. We are discussing going to the drive-in, which I love, but it also gets to be a very late night. So that's still up in the air.

Boring is good, right?

Today's Lula is a polka dot Perfect with jeans.
Yesterday's dentist Lula was leggings, a Lindsay and a Perfect.

No Doubt - Hella Good

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Leaving on a Southern train.....

So far today I've spent 2 hours waiting for the bonus to trigger in Pop!Slots. I'm getting cranky at the game, because it is so logical to get mad at a game on my phone. Also, I have the busiest next couple of weeks I've ever had. Tomorrow I am lucky enough to have not one, but 2, dentist appointments. I have my cleaning at 7 am and then following that at 8 am I am having the temporary filling in my root canal filled. Finally. I've been putting it off. Because I don't really like going to the dentist.

I have a taste scheduled for next week, and my annual physical. I have a pedi with ZarahZou. The Pride parade. Dinner with D2. All before the end of the month. That is a lot of stuff for me to have on my calendar. Usually it's empty. But at least some of these are fun things.

The bonus still has not triggered. I'm cursing them.

Today's Lula is a Cassie, a Perfect and a Shirley:

Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

No, it's much better to face these kinds of things with a sense of poise and rationality.....

Tuesday. The Dice game I play did a major revamp and I really do not like it. It used to be super simple graphics and easy to navigate. Now I can't even ind my current games without accidentally starting 10 more games with random people. If it isn't broke, don't fix it!! I don't want to play MORE games, I want to play the games I'm currently playing.

I am in super duper love with this product: Look DeVine Cabenet Lip Shimmer  I'm not sure if I got it in an Ipsy or if it was a gift, but it is like the greatest lip thingy ever. It tastes good and adds a very subtle hint of color. I like it as much as the Norwex lip shimmers, but this one tastes like wine.

Today's Lula is a FANTASTIC leggings material Carly with a Lindsay. Leggings material is so soft and comfy!

Panic! At The Disco: I Write Sins Not Tragedies

Monday, June 04, 2018

Hands up and touch the sky.....

Another Monday....I had a pretty good weekend, I finished Covert Affairs and watched a million movies. I also went to the movie theater and saw Deadpool 2. It was super good. I haven't been to a movie theater in forever. It was nice to get out, but I really do prefer watching  movies at home so I can pause them.

I got a lot of laundry done, and managed to go out to dinner twice. The first time was to Crave. Super duper yummy! And then to the Chinese buffet, which is always good. I also worked for several hours Saturday morning. First doing some system testing and then  typing up some commission checks. Today I need to finish up the checks. I do around 130 each month, and it is very time consuming!

In my latest ProActiv shipment, I got a anti-acne body spray. I sprayed it on my neck and chest and broke out in a rash. Apparently it is evil!

Today's Lula is leggings, a Perfect, and a Lindsay.

And Saturday's Lula was leggings and an Irma. 

Nicki Minaj - Starships

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Take a seat right over there, sat on the stairs.....

I went to bed last night at 8:30, but then woke up at midnight and couldn't go back to sleep. Few things are better than being tired. It's going to be a long day. Yesterday the Waze lady took me on a scenic route home because traffic was so terrible. While her route kept me constantly moving, I'm not sure it saved much time since it was 1200 miles out of the way. She says it saved me 2 minutes. I'm not convinced.

I'm very happy it's Wednesday already. I have absolutely nothing on the agenda this weekend except relaxing. We are debating about Valley Fair, but it depends on the weather. I bought my all-season refillable cup this weekend, and was super excited that it's purple. $30 to refill it all summer. I think that I have already gotten my moneys worth on day 1.

Today's Lula is a Nicole and a Monroe.

Meet me in the Middle - Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

And I could try to run, but it would be useless.....

It's Tuesday! I've been working from home and then with the holiday, I haven't been in the office for several days. It's good to be back to a routine. I love 3 day weekends, but I also need a routine. And staying up late is not good for that. I did, however, binge through season 2 of 13 Reasons Why. I'm torn on my opinion of it. It's a captivating drama. But some parts are hard to watch. I was really (not sure of the right word) appreciative maybe, of the scene where several women said the times that they were sexually assaulted. I think it's important that we talk about things like this. The older I get the more I realize that you are never alone. Whatever it is, someone else had been there. And things always get better.

Okay, on to the fun. I went to Valley Fair. And the sunscreen worked so well that I don't even have the slightest hint of a tan, despite 101 degrees of blazing sun. I guess that's a good thing, but I was hoping for a tiny bit of proof that I had been outside at some point this weekend. I was super excited for the new Delirious ride. And I ended up disappointed. All it really did was make me dizzy. It's not at all scary. But it is purple, so I may ride it again. We didn't do a lot of rides because we had a 2 year old with us. It was super fun watching him have so much fun! He went on several rides, and had a blast. Next time we will do the adult rides.

Today's Lula is a Nicole and a Lindsay.

And some Lula from the past few days:
Leggings and a Classic


Classic with jean shorts

Leggings and Irma

Leggings and Irma

Solid purple Carly


Leggings and a t-shirt

Irma and Azure

Irma and cut-off leggings

Camila Cabello - Never be the Same

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

That crown you're wearin' is just your halo turned upside down.....

Today started off swell when I spilled half my coffee. My cup tipped over while I was driving and I had forgotten to close the lid. Totally my fault, and totally dumb on my part. It won't happen again for at least another week.

Last night I had a great dinner with some old friends. I haven't seen Jossy in like 100 years. She seems to be doing well, and I'm happy about that. And if I ever tell you that my yacht is in the shop, that is because it is our new answer to EVERY question. How are you today? My yacht is in the shop. Want to hang out Friday? My yacht is in the shop. And so on and so forth. Silly? Yes. But you have to be able to laugh at dumb stuff.

We are tentatively planning on going to Valley Fair this weekend. But it is supposed to be 210 degrees, so I don't know. Doesn't a movie in the AC sound better?

My local radio station does what they call the "Loon Riddle of the Day". It's called that because when they announce it, they play a loon sound. And also, the loon is the MN state bird, I think. Anyhow, I have successfully gotten every single one right until today. I sort of feel like a failure, even though it was rather hard. The riddle is "Why can't you say the number 288 to your grandma?" The only answer I could come up with is "my yacht is in the shop.....and the marina is closed". Once I heard the right answer, it makes total sense, but I could have thought about it for 111 years and I would never have figured it out. The answer is, of course, that "it's too (two) gross". Hopefully tomorrow's riddle is a bit easier.

Today's Lula is leggings, a Perfect and a Lindsay.

Last nights dinner Lula was leggings and a Perfect

Suzy Bogguss -Outbound Plane

Monday, May 21, 2018

Pink ribbon scars that never forget.....

It's Monday! Yay! I had a pretty good weekend. I got a lot of netflix and movie watching in. I think watched at least 2 seasons of Covert Affairs. And at least 3 or 4 movies. That, in my opinion, is a very successful weekend. I didn't leave the house once. I also managed to finally wax my eyebrows. I've been putting it of for several weeks. I'm glad to cross that off the list.

ZarahZou joined Snapchat. This is very exciting to me, because now we can created a snap streak! The Princess and I are on 457 days, and I've got 41 days Franky. Now ZZ and I have 3 days. And a goal!

Today's Lula is a Perfect, a Cassie and a Lindsay

And this weekends Lula:

Smashing Pumpkins - Today

Friday, May 18, 2018

'Cause it takes me so long just to figure out what I'm gonna wear....

It's Friday!!! I worked from home yesterday and got an unprecedented amount of work done. I was quite impressed with myself. I think I may finally be getting the hang of this working from home thing! If I work from my bedroom, I don't have the tv around to disturb me, and can super concentrate on getting stuff accomplished. I got more done yesterday than any day at work in quite awhile.

Nothing on the agenda for this weekend, except maybe a trip to Target. After work I have a couple quick errands to run, and then it's pajama time! I'm finally going to mail the Princess the package that's been on the bedroom floor for about 2 months. It's a bunch of fun Lula stuff I think she needs - a couple pairs of polka dot leggings, and some Lindsay's and Shirley's. And I'm sending her some Color Street to try out. I think she'll like it because it's so easy! And that obviously reminds me that I want to do a French manicure on my nails and redo my toes. So I guess I do have plans for the weekend!

Today's Lula is a Perfect with jeans. This is my ultimate favorite Perfect pattern. I have 4 or 5 of them.

The Bangles - Manic Monday

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

When I hear that old song they used to play....

I spent quite a lot of time this morning pondering whether or not everyone my age wakes up feeling old and creaky. If I feel this way at 42, what is 62 going to be like? My back, my neck, my feet, my knees..... The one thing I am looking forward to is hopefully being one of those old people that are always cold. That would be a nice change.

I had to get a tablecloth yesterday, so I did my grocery shopping at Walmart. I super scored with the Ibotta app. I got nearly $35 back after the bonuses. I will admit that I did buy a couple of products I wouldn't normally buy and I did compromise on cereal, but totally worth it. I get to try new things, and really is there a difference between the Fruity Pebbles I wanted and the Crunch Berries I settled for? And I am super excited to try the Silk Almond Milk Yogurt and the banana granola bars.

I managed to turn my ankles orange again with the sunless tanner. I didn't even put any on my ankles, so I don't know how it's possible. I just need to keep reminding myself to go slow and that it is cheaper and faster than a tanning bed.

Today's Lula is an Azure, an Irma and a Lindsay.

Last nights Lula was an Irma with a ridiculously short pair of shorts.

Boston - More Than a Feeling

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

And I won't put my hands up and surrender....

Tuesday.....I'm tired and I have a ton of work to get through. I'm semi-cranky after driving to work. I drive the speed limit. And I'm sorry if that makes a million people unhappy. I can't afford a ticket. Plus, it's the law and everything. It's only 7 am and I need a nap already. I think it's going to be a long day.

Today's Lula is an Irma with jeggings.

Dido - White Flag

Monday, May 14, 2018

And I discovered that my castles stand....

Monday.....The weekend went by so quickly. On Saturday I helped a friend move. And by helped, I mean that I manned the door and ate the cookies meant for the people who actually carried boxed. My back still hurts from all that opening and closing. Thankfully, it's not goodbye, it's see you later. We will definitely have a number of destination pedi's. And with texting, the phone, email, and Words with Friends no one is ever really that far away. Just please remember that my phone is for texts only. I hate talking on the phone. I'm just too easily distracted to carry on a conversation.

Yesterday I did 27 loads of laundry. Have I mentioned lately that I very, very, very much dislike high efficiency washing machines? I have used multiple different machines and brands, and I hate them all. I do not believe that they do a good job of cleaning clothes. They may save water, but they waste electricity and cause aggravation. And yes, I've talked with the manufacturer, I've tried smaller loads, I've tried larger loads, I've used many different detergents, and yes I'm using HE detergents, I've selected the extra rinse option, the power wash option, hot water, cold water, warm water.....I've tried it all.

Okay, on to today's Lula: A Christy and a Cassie:

And this weekends Lula:
Leggings and Randy

Leggings and Irma

Perfect and Lindsay with jeans. 
Cold Play - Vida la Vida

Friday, May 11, 2018

Will our story shine like a light....

Friday! I stayed up way too late last night watching Covert Affairs. It really is a good show. I think I'm halfway through season 3 already. Another show I'll be sad to finish. I have a lot to get done today. And then I can go home and take a nap!!

Today's Lula is an Irma and a Sarah:

Yesterday's Lula was a light purple Carly and leggings:

Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Don't let the fire rush to your head......

Wednesday....strongly debated about calling in sick, but I have 137 commission checks to mail out. I took a double dose of Benadryl and it did nothing, so I think this is not just allergies. Dang it! I have no time to be sick. I think I'll take a half day and go home to bed. Ugh! I hate being sick!

Dear Jack Fm: I like Rush. Not love, not even super like. Just like. So please don't play them every single day on my way to work. Once a week is sufficient. Once a month would be better. and to all the other drivers on the road: I am going to drive the speed limit. Always. I cannot afford a speeding ticket. Being 2 inches from my back end is not going to make me drive faster. I am in the right lane, so just pass me. 60 is definitely fast enough for me. Also, I may be cranky because I don't feel well.

Today's Lula is a Cassie, a Perfect and a lace Sarah. One of the things I love about Lularoe is that I can be cute and comfortable when I don't feel good.

Last night's Lula was leggings and an Irma. One of my favorite outfits.

The Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the Sky