They shoudn’t let me out of the building at lunch time

by DaniGirl on March 6, 2006 · 22 comments

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A few quick thoughts as I scarf down my sandwich and coffee (third one of the day, because I’ve been up since four freakin’ thirty this morning. Anybody wanna buy a toddler with sleep issues? And this is before we make the transition away from the cage crib…)

Could someone please come and get your former president? Because apparently he and his buddy Lance Armstrong and 4000 fans are in town, and the congestion around my food-court of choice was rather unbearable.

Not that the former president of the United States has anything to do with tampons, but for lack of a better segue I was also going to ask you why the nice lady at the drug store always double-bags when I buy tampons. It’s a nice gesture, but should I be embarrassed? I mean, wouldn’t it be worse if I weren’t buying them when I need them?

Okay, so I could have inserted this part of the stream-of-consciousness in between the POTUS thing and the tampon thing, but they have a nice juxtapositioning, no? Anyway, I was also going to mention that I was walking through the Bay, and got sucked in by the Estée Lauder bonus display. I’ve often succumbed to the Clinique bonus offer, but I’ve never used Estée Lauder cosmetics before. (I can’t find a link, but trust me when I tell you it was an adorable little make up bag – because I only have five I don’t use already – and some brushes and stuff, but it was, you know, FREE with $29.50 purchase so how could I say no?) And my Clinique duo in bronze and something is almost a year old, so I should probably update it. So I was looking at the eyeshadow combos, and there was one set of earth tones that I particularly liked, but when she told me the price I nearly dropped my lunch.

FORTY-EIGHT DOLLARS for eyeshadow? Holy hell! I mean really, I know there’s probably some measurable difference between the Cover Girl stuff in the drug store and this, but at ten times the price? Did I just reveal myself as pathetically hick and make-up unsavvy? We’re talking one little palette of four eyeshadows here, not even three square inches for the whole thing.

Sheesh. This being a girl thing is getting expensive, what with the name-brand tampons and all…


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1 Kim March 6, 2006 at 7:23 pm

YES!! Another opinionated working mom with a sarcastic sense of humor. I love it!!

2 Kim March 6, 2006 at 7:23 pm

YES!! Another opinionated working mom with a sarcastic sense of humor. I love it!!

3 JoJo March 6, 2006 at 7:53 pm

I beat ya! Amelia woke up at 4a this morning and was really excited to get up and play.
Yup, I am still wearing the eyeshadow, eyliner lipstick combo that I got on my wedding day(alomst 3 years ago) for having my makeup done at the Body Shop. It’s starting to smell.
Brand name tampons, huh? Aren’t we all high and mighty? Honetsly though, I think that tampons are something that you should spend a few extra pennies on. I mean how many things (besides food) do we buy to put IN our bodies?

4 JoJo March 6, 2006 at 7:53 pm

I beat ya! Amelia woke up at 4a this morning and was really excited to get up and play.
Yup, I am still wearing the eyeshadow, eyliner lipstick combo that I got on my wedding day(alomst 3 years ago) for having my makeup done at the Body Shop. It’s starting to smell.
Brand name tampons, huh? Aren’t we all high and mighty? Honetsly though, I think that tampons are something that you should spend a few extra pennies on. I mean how many things (besides food) do we buy to put IN our bodies?

5 Marla March 6, 2006 at 9:43 pm

Hahhahaha! In a previous place of employment, my husband’s job was to design and or/execute the packaging for such things. He’d come home groaning about how “today I was asked to make the wings look ‘flippier'” or how to make the (yes) black panty liners look “sleek” (not slick, I hope).
I also had a friend who would only buy slenders – because she had size issues and didn’t want anyone to think she had huge um…coochy.
Tampons are FUNNY!

6 Marla March 6, 2006 at 9:43 pm

Hahhahaha! In a previous place of employment, my husband’s job was to design and or/execute the packaging for such things. He’d come home groaning about how “today I was asked to make the wings look ‘flippier'” or how to make the (yes) black panty liners look “sleek” (not slick, I hope).
I also had a friend who would only buy slenders – because she had size issues and didn’t want anyone to think she had huge um…coochy.
Tampons are FUNNY!

7 twinmomplusone March 6, 2006 at 11:02 pm

does she double bag condoms?

8 twinmomplusone March 6, 2006 at 11:02 pm

does she double bag condoms?

9 Jen March 7, 2006 at 3:11 am

Ooh, I’ve been eyeballing that bonus too. No the makeup markups are seriously screwed up. I figured it out when I happened upon the Cosmetics Store in Niagara Falls NY where they sell Estee Lauder brands (clinique, EL, presecriptives, Bobbi Brown) for cheap. I picked up bobbi brown stuff for a couple of bucks each. Sure maybe the “good stuff” is worth 50 cents instead of a dime but $48? Sheesh.

10 Jen March 7, 2006 at 3:11 am

Ooh, I’ve been eyeballing that bonus too. No the makeup markups are seriously screwed up. I figured it out when I happened upon the Cosmetics Store in Niagara Falls NY where they sell Estee Lauder brands (clinique, EL, presecriptives, Bobbi Brown) for cheap. I picked up bobbi brown stuff for a couple of bucks each. Sure maybe the “good stuff” is worth 50 cents instead of a dime but $48? Sheesh.

11 nancy March 7, 2006 at 3:31 am

Forget the tampons, double bag the make-up purchase for when you take it home.
I keep reading/hearing that any make-up older than 6 months old has to be pitched, mascara 3 months, etc. Gotta be a goup, I have stuff from YEARS ago and still using it. I am not dead yet.
Can I one-up Marla by saying that my hubby will even go buy me tampons/pads?

12 nancy March 7, 2006 at 3:31 am

Forget the tampons, double bag the make-up purchase for when you take it home.
I keep reading/hearing that any make-up older than 6 months old has to be pitched, mascara 3 months, etc. Gotta be a goup, I have stuff from YEARS ago and still using it. I am not dead yet.
Can I one-up Marla by saying that my hubby will even go buy me tampons/pads?

13 The Fryman March 7, 2006 at 7:35 am

OK – no need to for a guy to get involved in this discussion…Hell, the commercials for ‘feminine products’ are enough for a whole year of blogging alone. But anyway, had to compliment Danigirl on either using or creating the word juxtapositioning in a sentence…not something I expected on my Monday!
Enjoy the Bill & Lance show..they are here (Vancouver) on Friday.

14 The Fryman March 7, 2006 at 7:35 am

OK – no need to for a guy to get involved in this discussion…Hell, the commercials for ‘feminine products’ are enough for a whole year of blogging alone. But anyway, had to compliment Danigirl on either using or creating the word juxtapositioning in a sentence…not something I expected on my Monday!
Enjoy the Bill & Lance show..they are here (Vancouver) on Friday.

15 BeachMama March 7, 2006 at 11:29 am

I have to laugh about the double bagging! Years ago when you are a teen, it might have mattered, but now, really?
I am an Estee Lauder/Clinique (same company) fan. Both cosmetics are gentle to my face and don’t make be break out. Due to the expense of the products, I only buy when there is a gift with purchase. Getting a lipstick alone (not that I wear it as much as I once did, but they make great stocking stuffers) makes your purchase much more worth it. Sad but true, I always feel really great after a makeup purchase 🙂
And I have to agree with Nancy, I have never disposed of makeup as often as they recommend, it’s a money grab. Unless is smells funky, I keep going until it is done.

16 BeachMama March 7, 2006 at 11:29 am

I have to laugh about the double bagging! Years ago when you are a teen, it might have mattered, but now, really?
I am an Estee Lauder/Clinique (same company) fan. Both cosmetics are gentle to my face and don’t make be break out. Due to the expense of the products, I only buy when there is a gift with purchase. Getting a lipstick alone (not that I wear it as much as I once did, but they make great stocking stuffers) makes your purchase much more worth it. Sad but true, I always feel really great after a makeup purchase 🙂
And I have to agree with Nancy, I have never disposed of makeup as often as they recommend, it’s a money grab. Unless is smells funky, I keep going until it is done.

17 nancy March 7, 2006 at 12:56 pm

But wait – you went shopping and didn’t buy a bra?? Whassup?

18 nancy March 7, 2006 at 12:56 pm

But wait – you went shopping and didn’t buy a bra?? Whassup?

19 Beanie Baby March 7, 2006 at 12:57 pm

Right now I don’t think I’d spend $0.48 on eyeshadow, so you’re not alone.
(Eyeshadow? What’s that? Is it like, the shadow cast by the bags under my eyes when Frances has been up all night? IN which case, why buy it when I get it for free?)

20 Beanie Baby March 7, 2006 at 12:57 pm

Right now I don’t think I’d spend $0.48 on eyeshadow, so you’re not alone.
(Eyeshadow? What’s that? Is it like, the shadow cast by the bags under my eyes when Frances has been up all night? IN which case, why buy it when I get it for free?)

21 nancy March 7, 2006 at 1:42 pm

Andrea and I wear the same eye shadow

22 nancy March 7, 2006 at 1:42 pm

Andrea and I wear the same eye shadow

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