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30 April 2006 @ 11:49 am
Singlehandedly keeping the US economy afloat!  
*headdesks* I spent SO MUCH MONEY yesterday. And now I have to go out and spend more today.

Odd as it may seem, I don't like doing this. I've gotten rather used to having a cushion in the checking account (it's not a huge one, by any means, but it IS one), and to have it dwindling makes me wibble - even if it is for mostly legitimate reasons.

The iPod last week - perhaps not so legit, but oh MAN, I am in LOVE with it. LOVE. I cannot feel badly about it.

Yesterday, I bought shoes, looked in five more shops for clothes, bought a LOT of makeup at the MAC counter (I'm trying to justify the expense because I haven't bought makeup for four years, and surely it's time, right?), and yet I still do not have clothes. However, I'm about to go out and rectify that little issue.

However, all this spending is making the urge to buy a plane ticket to the UK even greater, and those of you who are enabling such thoughts are just evil - in the best sort of way, of course.

So who thinks that the Kian engagement announcement is real this time? Gotta love PR.
I feel: rushedrushed
anamchara: Westlife face to faceanamchara on April 30th, 2006 05:21 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the clothes shopping! May you find many cost-efficient, flattering, professional items! :*

Also, Kian can not get engaged! I have some work to do first. ;P
Vicki: Nicky and Kianhermorrine on April 30th, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I shall report back soon. >:D<

Supposedly he himself announced it onstage during last night's show in Birmingham. If he did, I'll believe it - before now, you know it was probably Louis planting stories, as the man is wont to do. I still say the Kian/Claire/Paul sandwich needs to happen first. Obviously, we need to get over there and stop this travesty from occurring! ;)

Okay, back later! :*
folk: ::britanniafolk on April 30th, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
*enables* Hey baby, you want some crack UK?
Vicki: Nicky grinhermorrine on April 30th, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)

...right. I'm SO screwed.
folk: ::screwedfolk on April 30th, 2006 08:36 pm (UTC)
Vicki: Westlife givehermorrine on April 30th, 2006 09:51 pm (UTC)
Have I mentioned how you're NOT HELPING? :P
folk: ::seefolk on April 30th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
I'm more like a second helping.
Vicki: Westlife standinghermorrine on April 30th, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC)
Well, you need to help more, then. I'm wondering just how dear concert tix will be... the eBay auctions aren't so helpful with that, and I still don't know where most of those arenas are, either. If the right dates happen and they're in a place that would suck to get to, that'd be most vexing.
folk: concertconcertMUSHROOMfolk on April 30th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
Can't help you on prices for concert tix, but it's the UK. Pretty much anything is close to anything else, especially if, say, we rent a car to get to wherever we need to get to. Or take the train and then a taxi, or whatever.

You were saying the end of July ones, right? Well, apart from the Isle of Wight, they're easy to get to. Twickenham is London, and Audley End is in Essex, which isn't that far away. Bangor is ages away but there's a direct train and hotel possibilities. Althorp is insane to get to but, hey, car! Kedlestone Hall is a trek, but again, car! Edinburgh would be fun, I bet, and I know a great hotel. Basically, we can make anything work, even the Isle of Wight if we have enough notice.
Vicki: Nicky namedhermorrine on April 30th, 2006 11:01 pm (UTC)
Mmm, okay, that does help. Now if I could just get a better handle on the job situation... this whole being a responsible adult thing SUCKS. I want to run away and see concerts!! Gah.
rubycshellsrubycshells on April 30th, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC)
MAC is so worth every penny. You will not regret the purchase.
Vicki: Leopard bra smilehermorrine on April 30th, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
That's what I keep hearing, so I hope so!
Laidar: HH - Tealaidar on April 30th, 2006 10:38 pm (UTC)
I have to do the suit and make up thing. Ive been putting it off and off. I find the whole make up think pretty daunting.

Especially if they try to do the sell on me, using terms they say are scientific and when you question them about what it actually does and how that interacts with the cell etc to achieve that they clam up. Saying its 'scientifically proven' is waving a red flag at this girl.

Vicki: Lush Ginger by satinelunehermorrine on April 30th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, I've bought plenty of makeup over the years... I used to stick with Origins, which is loads of natural ingredients and such, but I went with MAC because I had a Nordstrom's gift card to use and Nordstrom's doesn't have Origins, plus a ton of my friends love MAC.

The sell doesn't bother me that much when I'm going with the INTENT to buy. I went in there yesterday knowing I would drop a chunk of cash, so yes, I insisted on them going through the full makeup application and choosing colors for me. If I'm going to spend a lot, I want to get the most out of it - and I did. The girl even drew out exactly what she did on a card for me to follow. I also told her what I wouldn't wear - I don't like lip pencil or mascara, for example - and she didn't push those.

My biggest problem with makeup is that I seriously don't wear it even once a month, so I have a hard time justifying the expense, but if I get a new job, I'll likely have to start wearing it daily, so...
Laidar: SheRa - Sorceresslaidar on April 30th, 2006 10:58 pm (UTC)
My brain can not get past the pseudo(madeup)-scientific terms that use. If they start throwing them around it goes ARGH make it stop before I implode from the pain.

Like you, I just don't wear it enough. I had a job where the boss liked females to wear make up. We came to a compromise, eye shadow (taupe)and lipstick or nothing at all.
I do wonder if I knew how to use it and wear it would I wear it more. Part of me doesnt think so. For the last year Ive been thinking of doing a personal beauty course. Because really I dont have a clue.

Vicki: Sean little grinhermorrine on April 30th, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I didn't get any of those, luckily. That would've annoyed me as well.

I used to wear makeup a lot more when I was younger and I can do it myself if I want... but hey, this is their job, so if I can go in there and get them to show me how to do it for free when I'm going to buy stuff anyway? Hell yes.
Laidar: SJ - Jupiterlaidar on April 30th, 2006 11:18 pm (UTC)
Cool, I need to find a make girl like that when I go shopping for it. Ive never been able to apply make up, i mean serious normal make up.

I can do good stage make up. I am the ghoul/ghost/ill person queen! And thats where my make up talent stops. I can give a person a black eye, briused lip and maybe a bit of veination, Im unable to make them look like a umm normal person.

Red-headed Step-Childindigosoul on May 1st, 2006 05:40 pm (UTC)
Welcome to the Ipod Nation!
Which Ipod did you get? I love my Nano...it rocks!
Vicki: iMinnie icon by peaces_iconshermorrine on May 3rd, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Welcome to the Ipod Nation!
I got the 4 GB Nano in black. I LOVE it. ♥
Red-headed Step-Childindigosoul on May 3rd, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Welcome to the Ipod Nation!
sweeeeeeet! me too!!