Sunday, October 19, 2008

Just a Few of Life's Choices

I'm stealing this from Mama Smurf at My Life.

Here is a little insight about!

I choose......
  • Tom Hanks over Tom Cruise
  • avoidance over confrontation
  • Mexican food over Chinese food (although I like both)
  • Nights over early mornings
  • Beer over wine(hmmm...that is really a toss-up)
  • NBC over CBS
  • Salty over sweet
  • Beach over mountains
  • Chocolate over vanilla
  • Dogs over cats
  • Mistakes made over opportunities missed
  • Lipgloss over lipstick (any time, any day!)
  • J.R.R Tolkien over J.K Rowling (honestly, I am not into either, but chose Tolkien for my dad)
  • Football over Hockey
  • Cake over pie
  • Half full over half empty
  • Sense of humor over sense of style (you can always buy new clothes, you can't change a personality)
  • Wheel of Fortune of Jeopardy (unless it is the Teen edition)
  • Pro-life over Pro-choice
  • Soda over iced tea
  • The Breakfast Club over Dirty Dancing
  • French Toast over French Fries
  • Belle over Cinderella
  • Small Town over Big City
  • The Olympics over the Oscars
  • Too cold over too hot
  • Ketchup over mustard (again a toss-up. I like both)
  • Caesar salad over house salad
  • Movies over books
  • Pedicures over manicures
  • White wine over red wine
  • John Cusack over John Malkovich
  • Apples over oranges
  • Fast cars over big trucks
  • treadmill over elliptical
  • winter over summer
  • time with girlfriends over alone time
  • vacuuming over mopping

Monday, October 6, 2008

Bringing back the Barter System

Wouldn't it be great if I could always get fabulous things from others just by offering up my wares? No money changing hands, no receipts, no sad faces because I simply can't "justify" another purchase. Nope, none of that is allowed in my happy bartering world. I would see something I like and the owner of that something would just want my products in return. Wouldn't that be amazing if it worked everywhere? Hmm...I feel like a Starbucks. The barista will take a Foofy. Off to the market for some organic produce and diet coke (staples in my life.) Well, that'll be one Cotton Candy Tutu as payment. Gasoline now...that is surely worth a custom Growth Chart these days.

Somehow, the rest of the world doesn't feel the same way I do. Go figure. One fabulous girl did let me live in my fantasy for a moment though. That is Natalie at Cotton Candy by Natalie. I saw something I just! I knew that after shelling out a pretty penny on the camera itself, that I could not justify another purchase at the moment. I took a leap and contacted the owner of the shop and asked if (just maybe) she would be interested in a trade....and SHE WAS! (Insert happy dance here!) I traded some personalized silver jewelry for this absolutely amazing, colorful, beautiful, fantastic, fabulous camera strap!

Isn't it AWESOME! I seriously get so happy every time I look at it. Thank you Natalie for believing in the barter system with me.

**Disclaimer: The barter system worked for both parties this one time. This does not mean that either party will be interested in trading again, but it never hurts to ask! :)