Retail Therapy

So yesterday, as a whole? Not so good. First I heard this story on NPR about this man’s son who committed suicide in Iraq in 2005 and the overall epidemic rate of suicide “in theater” I had this moment as I drove where I thought about how you can’t protect your kids from everything and it made me mildly weepy all day. And then writerly stuff, best left unspoken about because I’m over it now. And then? Hello, I am not pleased with the new Word nor Vista because they both decided last night “hey, let’s configure updates and shut down Lauren’s computer and don’t bother giving her any notice!” Yes, I was homicidal for about forty five minutes.

ANYWAY – so today I decided to buy

These shoes:

And this dress:

Not to be worn together of course.

I also decided what I’m going to wear to the EC party at RT. well okay, I had an idea yesterday and I was all excited about it so I IM’d Megan to blather about it. But, because we’re so much alike sometimes it’s a wee bit scary – she’d already had that idea and unless we wanted to look like each others’ dates I had to change my mind since she had the idea first. So I incorporated part of my idea into a new idea.

I also looked at sneakers – you know just simple slide on skimmers but cripes, I am not gonna spend 40 bucks on plain old flat tennis shoes. They’re not all super space aged running shoes or even designer shoes. I know, it’s old school of me but whatever. Now I have my cat shoes and I’m wearing those on the plane to RT because I have to have shoes easy on and off for the security check point thingamabob.

And yes, I am babbling. It’s that sort of day.

12 comments to “Retail Therapy”

  1. Jaci Burton
    January 9th, 2008 at 3:27 pm · Link

    The shoes are adorable. The dress is oh so sexy

    I’m holding onto my Windows XP computers and laptops until the end of time. And then I’m buying a Mac.

    Sorry about your crappy day. Hate when that happens.

  2. laurendane
    January 9th, 2008 at 4:32 pm · Link

    Well I can’t complain, the vista came with a brand new computer which replaced my aging laptop. But still, the new Word, gah! It’s taking me a while to find everything.

    Shoes always make me feel better, LOL! And now I have a dress to wear to the RT booksigning as well. YOu’re going this year, right?

  3. Maya
    January 9th, 2008 at 10:18 pm · Link

    I’ve had the new word for months now and I still regularly curse at it. I hate the tabs at the top. I liked it when everything was accessible from one tab.

    And I hate having to remember to save everything in a word 97-2003 document because no one else has the new word. grrrr.

  4. Lacy Danes
    January 9th, 2008 at 10:24 pm · Link

    Hey Lauren,
    Love the dress and shoes Lauren!
    I love shoes like those and shopping does help improve the mood. wink.

    Want to go out and do some with me?


  5. Sasha
    January 10th, 2008 at 12:26 am · Link

    *hug* Hope the crappy days are over for a long while!

    The shoes are funky…I like that!

    The dress, I love it! I want it…except I’m not one to wear dresses much. LOL

    RT costumes. 😯 I suck at costumes.

  6. Lauren
    January 10th, 2008 at 10:58 am · Link

    Maya – it took me hours to get the top menu halfway configured and get rid of that “ribbon” – hours I couldn’t spend writing. And yes, I had to re-save my AA’s and re-send them to my editor because she couldn’t open them in the new word. Cripes.

    Lacy – hells yes! Let’s do it.

    Sasha – you looked pretty smokin in that purple wig last RT.

  7. Eden Bradley
    January 10th, 2008 at 11:01 am · Link

    Love the shoes! Love the dress even more! And what’s wrong with you and Megan looking like each other’s dates? Feisty wanted me to wear a tux and GO as her date. She’s holding me hostage with the fact that I dressed as Adam Ant for her on her birthday. Okay, so I’m not wearing the tux to RT, I’m just sayin’… 🙂
    And um…where did you find that dress…?

  8. Lauren
    January 10th, 2008 at 11:14 am · Link

    LOL, Eden! Nothing actually but people already make comments about me being Megan’s cheerleader and stuff so you know, I don’t want to add on to that. BTW, you know Megan is a huge AA fan, right?

    And I got the dress at DaddyO’s – it’s a vintage styled clothing store I’m addicted to. The stuff is very high quality!

  9. Melissa
    January 10th, 2008 at 12:19 pm · Link

    I’m so sorry you had a crappy day!! I can so relate…and I always have ‘puter problems, they just don’t like me!!
    I LOVE the shoes, and the dress. I sent a pic of the shoes to my 15 yr old daughter…these are so her. Did they come from Daddyos, too? LOL, I promise she won’t wear them where you’ll be!!!
    Hope today is looking up!!

  10. Melissa
    January 10th, 2008 at 12:21 pm · Link

    Found them!! That is an awesome webstore….thanks!!

  11. laurendane
    January 10th, 2008 at 12:21 pm · Link

    Melissa – yup! And LOL, it’s okay, she can wear them wherever she likes. They’re fabulously whimsical shoes.

  12. JSL
    January 10th, 2008 at 12:26 pm · Link

    Hi Lauren,
    I hope your day got better – or that today is better. I love that dress. I want that dress. The shoes are cute- but I don’t think I could pull them off. Or, I should be avoiding them, because not too long ago a telemarketer asked to speak to my “mommy or daddy.” >.<