Sunday, February 03, 2008

They told me to go to Rehab, I say Oh Crap


Damn. Today marked a month since I stopped shopping. This is simply amazing. I don’t think there ever existed a time when I actually went this long without shopping. It’s like being in rehab, but for shopping.



It feels....different.


I have been sooo good. Okay to say that I did not buy anything is well, bullshit. Self control escaped me on two occasions. Once was when I was in MPH getting a 2008 organizer and suddenly out of nowhere a book jumped into my hand and demanded that I take it home. I didn’t want to, but it gave me this infuriating little smile that irritates me so I got it just to get even. This is a true story. I sooooo did not made this story up to justify my impulse buy of a book that I have yet to read. Seriously.



The second time I was out and about and I forgot to bring my lip balm. My lips felt so dry so I had to get myself a new lip balm to rescue my dry lips in our Malaysian weather. At that point my lips also felt that it wanted to look pretty so uuuhhh.....well uuhhh....well lets just say my new lip balm went home with "friends". Juicy, luxurious ones.




But damn people, you have got to give me credit here. Its been a month since I bought any new clothes. Nothing. Not even when I see there 10% - 70% off in Forever 21. Nope. Not when I see "Members Only" sale in Dorothy Perkins. Not when I see 40% this glorious jeans that make my ass look divine in Mark & Spencer. And most especially not when I see 40% off this super sexy red sling backs from Shoes Shoes Shoes. No. I did not buy any. I just went to the nearest Chili's and do some crazy ass emotional eating but I did not shop.


Self control, I has them.




So now I have five more months to go until I redeem myself of all the stuff I bought in both Chicago and China. Right. Five months. Five more months till new shoes. Five months of not being able to keep up with the trends. Right. Five months......I will survive. I am strong. It’s all about self control. Right?




Right, definitely.

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Motherfucker. Where's the nearest Chili’s?



7 comments:

evie said...

i went through a self imposed shopping ban for a few months last year as well and let's just say i totally understand your situation right now.

but do you really have to do this to redeem yourself as you say? oooh, i better shut up now

Deutlich said...

I'm *horrible* with spending

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

I used to teach at the Rollins School of Public Health a emory university - small world

constant_drama said...

Evie:

Feeelllll my pain Evie....feeeeel it.

Deutlich:

I'm horrible too hence the banned-from-shopping. I think I might have like a problem or something.

Torrance:

But I uhh....never been to any school called Rollins School of Public Health. What are you talking about?

Elisabeth said...

Yikes. Every day I have to tell myself not to spend anything.

Every day I come home with reciepts....!

Maverick SM said...

Go shopping lah; it's fun. For whatever reason, shopping will give you a lot of fun and excitement. Go-go-go!

constant_drama said...

Elisabeth:

I KNOW! Its like we just need to buy it and then we have to live with the buyer's remorse afterwards.

Mave:

Oh. You are eeeeevil.