Saturday, May 05, 2007

3 margaritas and i open my checkbook

One of my co-workers threw a Silpada jewelry party yesterday evening. I went only because the part of me that felt obligated to attend won out over the more apathetic part that wanted to stay home with the dog, watch the Friday re-run of Thursday's Grey's Anatomy, and relax after a long week.

I was pretty bored at first. Admittedly, the jewelry was attractive and boy, I do love shiny silver things. I finally loosened up after a margarita. It was nice to chat with my two other co-workers who felt the same obligation. One of them left after only a half an hour, but Heather and I stayed almost until the bitter end. I stayed because of the margaritas. She stayed because I think she was actually having fun. After three margaritas, I ended up purchasing a set of sterling dangle earrings and a stacked bamboo necklace. I had my eye on a few other items - a funky, chunky turquoise necklace that would look nice with the dress I intend to wear to Anne and Sean's wedding in July. I couldn't justify spending $110 on it, after spending $500 at the vet this week, and another few hundred on a gift for my mother for Mother's Day.

At least now I have a connection with Silpada. The woman for whom my co-worker was hosting the party had quit her day job THAT DAY because she is doing so well selling this stuff. She was a paralegal at a law firm. Hmmm. Interesting coincidence.

1 comment:

gdmpage said...

Ha-ha how I love this Batlemaiden sounds a girl after my own heart and why do we let ourselves be inveigled into going to these stupid "parties". I think they have more in common with pressgangers of old. In as much as they buy you some grog, so you lose your sharpness then they pounce and thow the shakles or bracelet/trinkets/beads/usless baubles on you and extract way too much money.
You are in no position to do anything because most times you are doing it for a friend/co-worker.
I feel better now, thank you so much.
How good is Grey's Anatomy? I have bought the soundtracks and I live in hopes of getting the boxed set for my BD. I also can't believe just based on the fact that I liked the look of your name how many books we have in common. And there is a big disparity in our circumstances, apart from I am female but it made me think of Bodiciea and all those strong women. i am reworking a short story I wrote about Bodiciea and I intend to turn it into a novel but I have to finish the one I am writing at the moment. Keep posting, good stuff! Gabrielle