Thursday, March 31, 2011

Self- Mastery

Picture this...

I'm at work, nothing to do but sit at the front desk and look cute. Check. I'm taking a stroll around some blogs, checking out the "must-have's" for the upcoming (hopefully) spring season. Everyone that seems to have a blog proclaiming "5 spring staples for 2011" seems to have the PERFECT Jessica Alba-esque figure, and the cash flow to support their habit. Me, on the other hand... I have a pretty face :). So in I go to fantasy land, filling up carts only to delete them before hitting"checkout now", and I see some skinny jeans proclaiming "BEST FIT EVER! Perfect for curvy girls! Old Navy!" Click-ity click click. I have got to see the review on these bad boys. 482 Reviews? 4 out of 5 stars overall? Sounds intriguing. On sale RIGHT NOW? Yes please!

I am in process of packing up my purse and hightailing it to the nearest ON in downtown Salt Lake, when I realize... I have let myself win. Again. I have a syndrome where as soon as I get something in my head, I have to do it NOW. No waiting, no loitering around, staring at the skyline, admiring the beauty that is slowing down, NOPE. Need to do it now. Need to get to ON now... nevermind the fact that there are 5 stores in the general vicinity of my house, and heaven knows there will be one pair still there later tonight, or heaven forbid... tomorrow (gasp! could I wait THAT long? I'm having a panic attack just imagining it)! Oh, and maybe I'm at WORK! I can't just leave... but maybe I could call Christian and have him pick up the jeans for me?? I mean, I have the car, but he could ride his bike?? Yep.. that's how sick and twisted this little land called my mind is. And the worst part?? He would do it! He loves me that much, he would ride his bike to Old Navy, just to get me a pair of jeans that I havent even seen in the flesh, and just have an inkling that I may like, cause the 482 reviews said I would. And chances are he would get the wrong size (just ate a piece of pizza... I should probably go for the one size up ;) and then I would be going back to the store to exchange them out anyways!!

I should probably mention that I ALREADY have one pair of skinny jeans that I love. But hey... so many cute flats to wear this summer... I neeeeed another one! (Am I really justifying myself to myself?? TWISTED, I TELL YOU!!)

This isn't just with shopping. This is with cleaning my house, too. Christian and I are eating dinner, he is the slowest eater EVER, so I WILL get up in the middle of him eating his meal and start cleaning the house. So rude! I can't believe it. He will be watching a movie will me, and I'll just get up and start doing something else that I thought of. And if I try not to, I get all fidgity and drive him nuts till he says FORGET IT! Just go, silly girl.

Eating dinner, going to friends' houses, making phone calls when something is on my mind... Is 11:30 pm too late to call? NO! Cause they need to know my opinion RIGHT NOW!

Am I alone in my dangerously OCD-esque habit? Blog world?? Ugh... just the crickets chirping. Oh, well.

P.S. They would be SO CUTE with my new boots!! They need to be mine!!

5 comments:

Dorothy Lambeth said...

Love reading your blog, I say that's our Lisa !

damian-kallie said...

I swear I was reading something about myself! We are so similar its scary my friend!!! I feel your pain and your excitement!!!! Your not alone!

Nic said...

I also have these overcoming "lets do it now" desires about EVERYTHING I do. Brandon has learned to just give in and either help out or sit back and let me do it then and there. You are definitly not alone sister.

Ann said...

Lisa, I just LOVE you! And so does Uncle Chris. AND you are a FANTASTIC writer. Yep. Big hug comin' atcha...

Tim said...

I can't remember the last time I had the urge to leave work to buy a pair of jeans, let alone looked at a pair of jeans online. Additionally I can't recall ever considering a pair of shoes (or any article of clothing) that might or might not work with something I'm considering for purchase, but I can assure you that you are not alone.

I regularly find myself fighting the urge for the immediate fix. The fact that you admit and at least at times(I have no doubt that sometimes you just go get a slurpee, OCD be d***ed)beat the urge says you're doing alright. You've identified what infects our society at all levels. Now we just gotta find you some more readers.