So I am three weeks away from starting school. I am also three weeks away from no long having a full time income to support my bad spending habits. Last month I decided I would stop buying excessive cd's, clothes, porn, etc. Um, that lasted for about two weeks. Something tells me I am going to be in major debt when I graduate!
Yesterday I went on Michigan Ave and State Street with my Secret Friend. I don't hang out much with my Secret Friend much, but he was on vacation this week and I had the day off. Somehow I managed to charge $250 at Nordstrom Rack. There was a new arrival sale and they had all of these uber cheap and uber fierce Diesel jeans. Then, as I was walking out I saw a Deisel watch I just HAD to have. I mean seriously, it was a matter of life or death!
So now like Rihanna, I need to send out an S.O.S. to any of my frugal friends/readers? How do you suggest I rid myself of my shopping addiction? I fear my only way is to avoid stores completely. Although, one I am working part time and I see how little my pay checks are perhaps that will finally make reality sink in. I can only hope so!
Oh, and while I was on Michigan Ave I picked up my copy of Jody Watley's "The Makeover".
It's fantastic! When I first heard Jody was going to revisit some of her old hits I immediately had this horrific vision of that tragic "Body Craptastic" album Sony Records forced Cyndi Lauper to record last year. Well, I was relieved that only three of her 80's songs appeared on the album, along with some VERY clever remakes of Madonna's "Borderline", "Chic's "I Want Your Love", Diana Ross's "Love Hangover", a Carpenter's medley, and a couple original tracks. As a longtime fan of Miss Watley, I was also very happy to see she has not abandoned the musical direction of her past two albums, the Japanese exclusive "Saturday Night Experience" and 2003's "Midnight Lounge". Kudos to Jody for not giving into mainstream trends (or record companies) and doing things her way!