The Inauguration

23 Jan

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I got caught up in the moment and found myself filled with optimism and hope.

So I did what any proud American woman who finds herself filled with optimism and hope would do and ordered a new pair of shoes (full price!) from the GUESS website knowing that Spring, like universal health care, will come, that the time for the America I have envisioned is now and that a nice platform sandal will be part of my peep toe rotation for years.

As for the dress?  Well, that’s what happens when optimism and hope get ahold of me.

Buying a dress that is a size too small (but on sale!) is a pledge to a happier, fitter and more frugal me!  And, like I said to Spouse, “who wouldn’t want me to be happier and healthier while saving money?”

It was a rhetorical question but I’m sure he had something to say.

I was too busy “optimisting” my way through the Nordstrom, Victoria’s Secret and Carvel websites while “hoping” that the credit card was approved.

“Optimisting” is a great word that I made up.  It’s from the Latin “optimum” and it means to shop the best online sales while MSNBC is on in the background, a President is being sworn in, the kids are home from school and that “Fire and Rain” guy just won’t quit.  Optimisting can get expensive.

(PS: Am I the only person on the planet who thinks that Rachel Maddow is adorable?  Also, that she has garnered enough power to hire correspondents who look like her is awesome.  Go, Rachel, go!)

And so, my fellow Americans, while FA&S has, until now, maintained its political neutrality, I must confess to you today, that I am totally partisan.

I go to all of them.

And I look pretty darn fabulous too.

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4 Responses to “The Inauguration”

  1. Susan January 23, 2013 at 10:56 am #

    wait, wait – you squash your organically-fed (except Carvel) and yogically fit toes into PEEP-TOES??!!??!!

  2. Owen Nied January 23, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    LOVE IT!! (But Rachel Madow still looks like a dude.)

  3. Onothimagen January 25, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    Who the hell is Rachel Maddow? And doesn’t Carvel get all melty by the time it’s shipped to you?

    • James Thatcher March 18, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

      I hate to throw around the “F Word” too much because it starts to lose its power but…F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S-!-!-! Sometimes there just isn’t anything else to say! High Heel Nation Arise!

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