Friday, January 9, 2009

Trying to make a miserable and long story short

I had to shop today.  I HATE shopping.  I hate it like MADD hates beer.  I hate it like victims hate their criminals.  I hate it from the depths of my soul.  I HATE it.

I don't care about fashion.  I only wear t-shirts and jeans, or sweat shirts and jeans.  It's comfortable and fine with me.  But when I go to conventions, I have to dress like a girl.  ::shudder::

I needed pants, so I went to the mall.  I could cry, thinking about it.  In the stores that I need to go into, people look down their noses at me, talk to me like I'm a moron, and watch me like I'm going to steal something.

By the time I was finished, my self esteem was in the toilet.  Then, to WalMart, where I fit in, and there were 4 different kids screaming with no reaction from the parents.  My eyes were welling up in self pity when I left there.

Now, I'm home and packing for the trip to Phoenix.  I'm mostly done, but there is more to think about.  I have to check 2 bags this time, so I have more than I've ever had.  5 days away, with 3 "dress up" days, 2 pairs of shoes, other than the tennis shoes that I'm wearing, and personal care items.  It boggles the mind.  

I take extra hangers, since the room usually comes with 4.  I take a power strip, since you can find 1-2 outlets in most hotel rooms, and I have a phone to charge, a laptop, an iPod, etc.  Yeah, I can't find a power strip, so I'll make due, and charge the iPod and phone from the laptop.  Yup, I'm a survivor.  ROFL!

I survived shopping, I'm almost done packing, and I'm coming to grips with the fact that I won't see Mom and Dad until next weekend.  I always try to see them before I leave town, but shopping screwed THAT up, too.  Oh well.  I love you, Mom and Dad.  If it weren't for the 4:30am departure time, I'd see ya on the way out.

I'll call you from Phoenix, Mom and Kevin and girls and Linda and Brett.


Donna said...

It'll all be over before you know it, and you'll wonder why you thought it was such a big deal.

Hollie said...

Bless your heart! I hate leaving home if I have to leave my loved one behind. I hate snobbish stores like that...Walmart is my kind of store.

Hang in there... HUGS:)

Pamela said...

I sure hope you're looking forward to your March trip!! I am!!

Traci said...

I hate shopping too! Unless it is for the kids then I have fun. But other than that no way.