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28 April 2003 (Monday): nothing profound today...

Dammit. It was nice and sunny this morning, so I thought oh good, I'll just hop on the internet and catch up on a few things and then I'll go out and enjoy a little vitamin D, maybe a long walk to somewhere with trees and grass or something.

It's now 3 in the afternoon, I'm still on the computer, and it's gotten cold and cloudy.


Last night I did a rare thing: TV channel-surfing. After blinking incredulously at some VH1-type program (wherein Britney Spears' latest hair-dye color was being analyzed by other young nubile blondes, with lots of flashy editing), I ended up on a documentary about methamphetamine addicts. Apparently there's a 6% real recovery rate for crank, the lowest of any recreational substance. "It's the devil's drug," one girl said tearfully. "You want so much to stop. Your whole being cries out for it, every fiber of your body. But you can't stop."

Reason #2563 why I am crazy about a certain fellow in my life: I come out of the bathroom one morning to find Soren by the bed, holding aloft two plates of freshly made pancakes, frowning petulantly. "You're supposed to be in bed!" he shouts.

I recently bought a handful of Clinique skin-care products, just to see if they do the job any better than drugstore soap and lotion. Women who sell beauty products scare me. I was given a pamphlet with detailed handwritten instructions on how to use these little bottles based on my unique skin type, with key phrases emphasized: sweep, not scrub! Moisturize where needed! As she happily rung me up and tucked my purchases in one of those obnoxious green-and-orange plastic totes, she chirped, "Welcome to the Clinique sorority!" I stammered a reply, grabbed my receipt and fled.

posted by enjelani @ 02:56 PM PST

Replies: 5 comments

"enjelani" and "sorority"

somehow those two words don't go well together. :)

posted by echeng @ 28 04 2003 06:11 PM PST

The clinique counter battalion scare me too...the women are like Amazons garbed in clinical white.

posted by fiona @ 29 04 2003 09:51 AM PST

i was paid $75 to participate in a focus group on maybelline products a few years ago. "if maybelline were a coed," sez they, "what brands would be her sorority sisters?"

1: 'volkswagen?'
2: 'wet seal?'
3: 'peach schnapps?'

(much giggling)

posted by lauren @ 29 04 2003 11:22 PM PST

yeah, its all about philosophy, not clinique ...

i shouldnt know these things ...

(doing my own stammering and fleeing)

posted by mark s @ 02 05 2003 10:59 AM PST

Enjelani Mystery #1: Yes, it feels terrific to receive attention from someone you are crazy about. But surely this is not a reason you are crazy about them? In my own life at least, things operate the other way around: I must be crazy about the person first, then their response becomes important. I must be crazy about the person for some other, independent reason. She must have some qualities I admire in people.

posted by beefeater @ 03 05 2003 10:57 PM PST