I'm trying to curb my wasteful habits a bit.
I thought I would start by using up the various moisturizers and hair creams I've accumulated over the years, before I buy replacements. Funny thing about a cupboard full of moisturizer though: I probably left those bottles in there because I wasn't crazy about the products in the first place. Don't like 'em, but feel bad about throwing them out. Sound familiar?
Anyway. I am now using a hair cream that is meant for straight hair. It feels a bit like smushing glue into my curls before I go to work. Also, I smell like a banana because of my new/old moisturizer. Next week I will smell like an almond. I'm wondering if this is going to be worth it in the long run. Only time will tell. For now, I will smell like a muffin.
I'm sure I've complained before about my inability to dress nicely for work. No matter what I buy, I manage to stumble into the office looking like I did in grade seven: jeans, random shirt, random sweater, crazy hair. Wearing dress pants doesn't seem to have helped things either, because I am always spilling things on myself. I have bad dress-clothes karma. Truly, my favourite pants in high school were a pair of nearly-destroyed army pants that were patched within an inch of their life with a variety of multi-coloured squares. I wore those fuckers right out.
I am telling you all this to try and unload my guilt from having bought another new sweater yesterday. It's teal. It's a cotton knit, which I love. And I damn well hope it will make me look like less of a slob. If it can make it through its first day without being covered in salad dressing, I'll be thrilled.