Ena - Day 11
Ena: Well, it’s Monday again, but at least it’s a short week. As our offices will be closed for the long holiday weekend, week three of our experiment will consist of only three days. I am generally thrilled by short weeks (especially when they end in feasting), but, after our weekend trip to the local Goodwill, I am finding myself slightly perturbed that I will only have three days this week to try out my new-to-me clothes.
We only made it to one thrift store this weekend, but, oh, the fun we had. This was not my first time thrifting. As a teenager in the early and mid 1990s, I frequently scoured second-hand stores looking for flannels, ripped jeans, and bowling shirts, and, though I am after different items these days (thank God), I had just as much fun as I did back then. I had forgotten how wonderful thrift stores can be. I had forgotten how thrilling it is to locate a diamond in the rough. I had forgotten what a high it is to walk out of a store with a garbage bag full of items totaling less than 80 dollars, and – now that I remember – I cannot wait to get out there and do it again.
The shoes I am wearing today were purchased at the Goodwill for less than 9 dollars. They fit perfectly, are in great condition, and make me taller without assaulting my feet. I love them. I hope – though I’m not holding my breath – that this is a good omen and that I can say the same about the rest of my purchases. I hope that I have the courage to actually wear all of the items that (in the store) seemed perfect for me. And, I hope that after this weekend I can still fit into them in week four.
Bina - Day 11
Bina: I don’t normally wear tights. I equate them to being eight years old and having a sagging crotch and wrinkly elephant ankles, according to Ramona Quimby. But by the power of my Forever 21 gift card and the low, low price of $3.50, I bought a pair, hoping they had made some serious advancements in the technology of tights in the last decade. They’re not bad. They mostly seem to stay put, and I haven’t been too annoyed by them all day. I haven’t been able to walk around outside too much because it’s rather chilly for LA, but when I’ve gone to the commissary or the cafe, I’ve definitely been noticing more smiles and general attention.
Let’s see, what else? Oh, my best friend got married this weekend! The rain provided dramatic flair to the informal beach wedding, but thankfully everyone had a great sense of humor about it, and it turned out to be a beautiful and memorable day when all was said and done. Yay! She was gorgeous, of course. And I really loved her color scheme of bright yellow, raspberry, and seafoam green. As the maid of honor, I was delighted with my attire, which always helps when you’re standing in front of a bunch of people you don’t know.
In other news, it looks like I’m doing a play. I know. It’s been a LONG ASS time. A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned to a coworker of mine that I was kind of missing acting and would be interested if something came up, for the fun of it. She happened to call me this weekend and asked if I would step in and do this ten-minute play for a series her theatre company was producing. I said yes. And you know what – I’m kind of excited.