Sunday, July 5, 2009

I Finally Did It

I know: you're relieved. I can tell. Yes, the enormously huge, momentous decision was made at 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 5. I finally made the commitment.

I bought a laptop bag.

And it's gorgeous. It looks like a big slouchy purse - known in the fashion world as a Hobo Bag - and not a bit like a laptop bag. It is gorgeous and I got it for 75% off the original price, so it just became even more beautiful in my mind. It is real leather (sorry to all you PETA fans, but I like leather and fur... especially fur), with wonderful detailing, and inside pockets and all that goodness.

So that dilemma is solved. In the course of looking for a bag, I discovered a zillion that I wanted by a company called Violet May. Their bags are gorgeous - we're talking gilded python skin, people - and cost about $1500 apiece. Not that anyone needs a gilded python skin bag. But I maybe need the natural snake skin bag. It's a steal at only $1100.

Now, I have another task to hurdle: my mom offered to do the groundwork in setting up my side business. I'm not sure how I feel about that, because I'd want everything done just so, and I'm a wee bit of a control freak. Just a wee bit.

My parents both offered to do the business start-up for me, so I'm considering it. But first, I want to write up my business plan, as per my sister's suggestion. There's a book sitting on my bedside table - still shrink-wrapped - just waiting for me to break it out to get after it. I also need to get a website up and running, which requires me find someone to design the website (I have a couple of people in mind for this one).

There is also a GRE prep book on the bedside table. And a book about how to make books so I can hand-craft my portfolio. Except for the ones going to the schools that don't return portfolios (!) and the one that requires an electronic portfolio. But then again, I might decide not to attend either of those schools.

All in all, I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by the whole prospect of taking on the business while I'm preparing to take the GRE again and redo my portfolio. I think I need to go visit my sister pretty soon to figure all this business out. My main priority, now that I have a place to live beginning August 1, is to take the GRE, and then to redo my portfolio. I can do some portfolio work, right now, but not as much as I'd like to do.

So little time, and so much to do. And so much conflictedness about how to go about doing it.

And, to top it all off, I was just asked out on a date - via email - by a gentleman I met Thursday evening. At least, I'm going to assume he's a gentleman, until proven otherwise. So now, I have to decide if it's acceptable for him to propose a lunch date via email. Part of me says, "No. No it's not." But at the same time, his email was written with excellent grammar and punctuation, so that's promising. Much better than a text message with bastardized versions of words and no punctuation.

I'm thinking that eq = proper grammar + killer smile = date material.

Any comments from the peanut gallery?


  1. i totally bastardize surpised you are still my friend.....thanks for being my friend!

  2. Proper grammar and punctuation are so rare, I say go for it. Like you said, at least he didn't text message you.

  3. Proper grammar and punctuation are so rare, I say go for it. At least he didn't text message you.

  4. Ummm...spill your source for the laptop bag, please. I have been hunting for a bag for two years.