Key Learnings, Sephora temptation and Oscar movies
I hate to say it, but I love global warming. After a painfully long January and cool February start, Saturday was by far the best day in awhile. Temps in the 50s? In February? In Chicago?
Whatever is causing it, I’ll take it. I love opening up the windows to air out my apartment. I also sleep a lot better with fresh air too. And now the weather is more mild this week? Holy cow, I’m not complaining. I love it!
So now let’s close the weekend with some key learnings.
- Quitting drinking during the week is tougher than starting to drink during the week
- Before going on a wild goose hunt, always call stores ahead of time to make sure they stock the item you’re searching for
- Man furs, especially man fur vests, will always draw looks from a crowd (and giggles)
- Just because it’s 50, doesn’t mean you should be out in shorts and leggings with T-shirts. Let’s not get too crazy
- A real gentleman will carry your obnoxiously large Crate & Barrel bags for you while walking through a crowd
- Low-key Friday and Saturday nights are a nice change of pace once in awhile
- Couches have a magical healing power to help you relax and feel better if you’re sick
- Scalp massages always feel nice when getting your hair done
- All salons should provide wine to customers. It makes paying much easier
- The best mimosa’s are 10 percent OJ and 90 percent champagne
- It’s okay to be afraid of pigeons. They do get uncomfortably close in the city
Although I’m watching my spending, I decided to budget a little money for a treat and headed to Sephora on Saturday. My goal was get something practical and economical, not crazy. Trust me, I would love to roll around in eyeshadow and blush shades, but I need to keep it real too. Sephora is a girl’s playground. Rows of make-up with a generous return policy, it’s a win-win.
My only complaint is that there is never enough staff around to help. I end up having to track people down or wait for them to finish helping another customer, which ends up taking forever. Saturday, I had to answer my own questions, which left me with two hands full of foundation and concealer tests. I now have makeup all of my jacket too thanks to the tests.
The Oscars are about two weeks away and I’m back to my one-movie-every-weekend routine. This weekend, a friend and I saw Gran Torino. It was shut out from the Oscars, but it was still good. I don’t know if I’ll get to see the Reader or Benjamin Button before the big show, but I don’t think that will change up my pool too much.
How was everyone else’s weekend? What movies do you still need to see before the Oscars? Or what one do you refuse to see until it’s on DVD/Netflix?