Radiogurl a la Carte

Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004
Too Many Socks and Chinese

That ching-ching you heard today? That was the sound of my money disappearing. But I had fun. My sister and I were out and about all day, both of us neglecting other things to just have fun. I spent about $50 on clothes and another $20 or so on dinner - Sis spent that much just on socks!

I have discovered that as I lose more weight, my size is more irregular. If I get something that fits me in the bustline, it's entirely too large in the shoulders and under the arms. I tried on a lot, ended up buying a top at Wal Mart, which irked me - we've got Wally World here. But I did get some dress slacks from another store. Never found a skirt I liked enough to pay the prices they wanted. I am ridiculously cheap, a necessary evil. I work in small-market radio, which is accurately notorious for its habit of undercutting wages at every opportunity. For a long time, if you actually added all of the hours I worked and considered what it would be by the hour including time-and-a-half overtime, I made less than minimum wage. But since I'm "management", I get a flat salary and no time off and no overtime pay.

Great deal, huh?

The diet was dismissed for the weekend, though I'll be going back to it tomorrow. I tried to be semi-good today, though. Skipped dessert and had iced tea instead of soft drinks, and went heavy on the veggies, lighter on the bad carbs. But when we did Chinese food for dinner, I had dim sum and wantons along with my veggies. And I know within reason there was plenty of starch in the vegetable and meat dishes. It tasted heavenly and since I'm not making a habit of Chinese food on the run, I figure it's not the end of the world.

I'm tired and it's back to the grindstone tomorrow, so guess I'd better sign off here and sleep while I can. I didn't resolve anything today, but it was still worth the trip and then some!

Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )