Love & Loathe — 011309


*Loreal’s Hip line of cosmetics. I am pretty rough on my eyeliner. I have allergies (equals teary eyes, rubbing them, etc.), I swim, sometimes I even cry. Normally eyeliner on me is just gone by the end of the day. These “crayon” type of eyeliners go on smooth and last all day.

Morning, just after applying vs. Evening, after work (with no touch-ups during the day).

* This fuzzy, soft sitting pillow. I’ve been looking for just the right one for over a year now and finally found this a couple days ago for $10 at a discount store. I know, it’s kind of … uncouth, but it’s absolutely hilarious to hear Tony yell about “THE SCARY MONSTER PILLOW!!”

* This month’s newsletter, so far, has required the least amount of writing work I’ve ever put into it since I started there. Here I thought it was going to turn into my worst nightmare. Shows what I know.

* I decided to start posting on my photo blog again. I missed doing that.

* Circle of Beauty’s Alluring Poppy lotion. I wore it for the first time in 3-4 years and got two random compliments that went like this: “*sniff, sniff* You smell really good!” Too bad it’s almost gone and I can’t find it ANYWHERE!

* These short fact books. They’re kind of Cliff Claven-ish in that it’s random bits of knowledge about random things. But I was laughing while reading them in the store today, which is saying something since I’m struggling with depression right now.


* Sweating. Umm, hello, weather? I put my summer jammies away last month. What’s the deal with the heat wave all of a sudden? We’re talking high 80’s here, people.

* Depression. It’s been nipping at my heels for a couple days now and really hit me hard today. I’ve been weepy and sad — dratted estrogen, I hate hormones.

* This one is huge to me. Hilo Hattie‘s has filed for bankruptcy and our local store at The Block has CLOSED! I can’t believe it. We were just there when we went to see Valkyrie. I am totally tragedized by this. It is, after all, where we got our wedding outfits. And my coffee, my delicious coconut coffee. πŸ˜₯

Funny Moment:

How one can tell if there’s a baby visiting the office…



Filed under Chick Chat, Health/Endo, Love/Loathe, Money Hump Building

12 responses to “Love & Loathe — 011309

  1. boo

    I’m going to have to get some of that eyeliner.

    Depression has been nipping at my heels too. She is a nippy bitch.

    Jammie J.
    I thought the eyeliner was just going to be another disappointment, but I was looking for one that was a deep green and that one fit the bill. Then I found I was wearing it everyday, so I had to figure out why and realized it was because it really lasted. So I went back and bought every shade but the blue. Now I’m actually thinking about going and buying the blue one, plus I have a $2 coupon I found in the Sunday paper!

    Depression sucks.

  2. I started taking 2000 i.u. of vitamin D after reading a little bit online about depression, since I don’t get enough sunlight. Dunno if it’s the placebo effect or it’s working, but I’m not as bad as I was recently. Don’t care. Either way, it’s cheap and a low enough dose not to be harmful.

    Jammie J.
    I agree. I take a combination of calcium/magnesium and vitamin D for my osteopenia, plus whatever is in the pre-natal vitamins I’m on. It has helped. However, when my estrogen levels more than double in a 48 hour period, depression is simply going to happen. Sucks, but that’s the way I’m made.

  3. WOOT! Jammie eyes! Amazing makeup that is to last all day!

    Jammie J. replies:
    I thought for sure I’d be disappointed with the eyeliner. Turns out I’m now addicted to the stuff! If you ever decide to try out makeup, I highly recommend Loreal. πŸ˜›

  4. I never fall asleep after sex, I’m hungry!

    Dear, it is 9 degrees right now here. I’m afraid I can’t give you much sympathy about the temperature.

    I LOVE the Monster Pillow!

    Hope the hormone thing stabilizes soon and you’re back to your normal self.

    Jammie J. replies:
    HA! You’re like George on Seinfeld? Did you see that episode where he had to eat during AND after sex??? πŸ˜†

    Dude, it was nearly 85Β° here today, I’m finding it hard to sympathize with your puny single digit temperature.

    I β™₯ my monster pillow. πŸ™‚

    Thanks, I’m feeling better today, just a bit snippety, which I can handle. Not sure Tony’s enjoying it, though. 😳

  5. tony

    That pillow is very scary, it just showed up in bed one night when I was going to bed and moved my hand to the other side behind sweetie’s normal pillow and I felt something furry and I knew all the cat’s were down stairs and that is what scared me another animal in our room and then I turned the light on and saw it was just a pillow…… you sweetie even with your scary pillow….XOXOXOXOXO

    Jammie J. replies:
    HA HA!! Poor thing. πŸ˜›

  6. oh… feel better, honeybunny. sorry you’re dealing with some depression… hopefully we’ll get to see each other soon πŸ™‚ i miss you!

    what? hilo hattie’s is closed? i was just there around xmas time. i didn’t see anything that seemed like it was closing! sheesh!

    Jammie J. replies:
    Thanks, I’m feeling better. Just all over the place emotionally. Damn hormones.
    One of the fellows at work knows how I love Hilo Hattie’s. He told me he saw an article in the paper about it closing and I didn’t believe him. Now that I’ve seen the article myself, I can’t believe it. Makes me so sad. There was a smaller Hilo Hattie’s in downtown San Diego… I wonder if that one is closed, too, or if the Orange store closed because it was a “mega” store.

  7. I stopped in at Walgreen’s today to buy my eleven hundreth pair of reading glasses and thought about this post, ambled over to cosmetics and there under L’Oreal was that Hip line of eye sticks. Well the section for them anyway. All marked down to just $2.49 and completely empty. Boo and/or hiss.

    I’m sorry you’re feeling blue. I’m such a naturally chipper person, I wish I could bottle it and give it to you. Do you take flaxseed oil? It’s great for the brain.

    Jammie J. replies:
    Oh no! I hope the eyeliners aren’t being discontinued! I do that ALL the time, find something I love and then the manufacturer ends it. :\

    I’m doing better, my hormones have been a little nuts the past month or so… just estrogen surging.

  8. Love: when someone brings a baby to work, because 1) babies are cute, 2) it distracts everyone and keeps us from working for a while, and 3) for a brief period of time, i’m not the only one who drools in the office.

    Loathe: when someone brings a baby to work, because I can’t stand the sound of the office biddies shrieking in delight.

    Jammie J. replies:
    HA HA! Love the drooling part and your loathe is so true! πŸ™‚

  9. Caryl

    So, why DO men have nipples?

    Jammie J. replies:
    According to the book, we all start out in a similar way in the embryo. During development, the embryo follows a female template until about 6 weeks, when the male sex chromosome kicks in for a male embryo. The embryo then begins to develop all of its male characteristics. Men are thus left with nipples and also some breast tissue. Men can even get breast cancer and there are some medical conditions that can cause male breasts to enlarge.

    I also remember reading (not in this book) that because the male undergoes this extra step in the embryo development stage, it slows down their development and, thus, if born prematurely, a female baby has a higher rate of survival than a male.

  10. charmed

    Sleep? After Sex? Not me. I have energy. Stud however, is asleep before I even make it up to pee.

    its the depression time of year. I’m fighting it as hard as I can.

    What is HiloHatties?

    Jammie J. replies:
    πŸ˜† Wow, the ultimate sleeping pill (so to speak) for Stud, I guess.

    Hilo Hattie’s is a store that sells Hawaiian clothing, food items, etc. They cater to tourists, but there’s one cut of a dress they make that I love (remember my wedding dress?) and I love their coconut coffee. Tony loves their macadamia nuts.

  11. Brighton

    Love the liner! I have been shocked at the number of stores closing near us as well. The weather sucks, and depression is right outside my door too. I am just looking to spring and trying to ignore the fact that it is the awful month of January.

    Hugs, girl.

    Jammie J. replies:
    Ahhh, yes, springtime. Makes me think of butterflies and birds… thanks. πŸ™‚

  12. Hi Jeanette! Just wanted to drop by and thank you for your comments at my blog last week. I always appreciate hearing from you! Oh yes, I cried at the end of Prince Caspian, too–it was impossible not to. The music was so perfect and the way Lucy looked back and saw only the train station…boo hoo…. πŸ™‚ We enjoyed the movie a lot. Hope to see you again over at my blog! Blessings, Debra