MEET MY NEW BFF, KATE!
So last week, my friend Jess and I decided to spend our tax returns that were scheduled to be deposited on the same day on matching Kate Spade bags from this seller on eBay. I picked it out - the large Cobble Hill ‘Leslie’ in black. It was basic but had just enough embellishments to make it interesting and the leather looked fantastic. It looked like it could go with anywhere with any outfit. It also seemed like it could be carried all cool n casual or like a Boss Bitch. It seemed like it was also big enough to hold our MacBooks (unfortunately I was wrong about Jess’ 15 inch Pro) and it was literally half price so we decided to get them! I picked mine up from my PO Box today and I’m in total L-U-V with it. It has two compartments that I didn’t know about so the inside of my bag can be more organized and the leather is so light. I was able to get my 13 inch MacBook Air in it, but with a little difficulty - eventually I realized it has to go in diagonally at first and eased in and then its fine. It doesn’t bulge out or anything.
I’ve never really been into kate spade, I mean I always had an appreciation for her stuff being pretty and her clean feminine designs and lines, but still, they were just too vanilla for me. I’m more of a Rebecca Minkoff girl and I like black or wacky colors, studs, spikes, crocodile embossing, animal prints, etc. But Kate has been appealing to me a lot lately. My first purchase out of that bunch above in the last two weeks was the silver ‘Glitter Bug’ Stacy wallet. I found it by accident on eBay and fell in love immediately and clicked on that “Buy It Now” as soon as I determined the seller was legit. I love looking at it and I’ve been getting so many compliments on it! But the wallet itself is by far the best kind I’ve ever had since it has 12 card slots and storage behind the card storage areas, so I put my cash behind one of them and my prescriptions behind the other. There is a pouch in the middle that zips open to 3 more additional compartments and I keep my change in the smallest one, receipts in one of the larger ones and my CVS coupons in the other. I love that it zips because I hate seeing crinkled up paper in my wallet, or anywhere really.
So of course I felt like I HAD to buy another one since I was getting a new bag, just because and also because I realized recently that everything I’ve been carrying in my bags (like card holders, cosmetic bags, etc) are 3-7 years old and look like shit. Lately, I buy multiples of things I really really REALLY like and use often so that I can rotate them so that they don’t get worn out and ruined. I am really feelin my hot pink Stacy and the leather inside of it is hot pink too! LOVE IT. I’m already using it lol. I want to get a third, probably a saffiano leather one in dark purple.
I decided my tax return was gonna be a Treatcho’ Self tax return so I ordered everything that really needed to replace what I’ve been carrying for the last 95873957439573495 years. The gold saffiano leather ID case is just as perfect, if not more, than the silver one from Coach that I’d been using since 2011 and was starting to turn brown. It has the same amount of card storage and two transparent slots as well, just like the Coach one, so my drivers license went on the inside and my Metrocard went in the one on the outside. It seems like some pretty hard, solid leather and I see it holding up for awhile.
I’ve been meaning to get a little pouch for the stuff I need at work every day because I ALWAYS forget at least one of them, so I decided to get this ‘Small Flat Pouch’ in the pink glitter that I had originally wanted that Stacy wallet in, but its very popular on eBay and I wasn’t spending more than 100.00 on a wallet (the pink ones were going for as high as like, 180). So I got the pouch today also and DAMMIT, it doesn’t fit everything that I need it to. The stuff that is in there now was manuevered and forced in with great effort. I’m just going to get another pouch and use this one to store 2 USB cables for my iPhone and iPod (they use different cables, my iPod is old as fuck. Like 2007 old as fuck. I prefer to not use my phone as an iPod.), a power adapter for them, and set of Apple Earbuds for when I leave my regular headset at home and/or iPod by accident, so I can just listen to music on my phone.
I really like kate spade iPhone cases now! They’re the least bulkiest cases I’ve ever owned and they’ve come a long way since the cases kate spade made for the iPhone 4/4S, which was bulky and would split in half when I dropped my phone. They also now have a shock absorbing flexible plasticy-rubber-idk band that you put around the phone before the case. That’s my favorite case design concept. I haven’t dropped my phone while using either of these cases but I’m sure if I did, I’d be just fine. But I bought AppleCare+ with my phone though its not like I give a shit if I crack the screen tbh. I just use cases because I like them and changing them often like outfits, and they make it way easier for me to type on my phone, personally.
I’m now watching two kate bags on eBay that met the criteria for two kinds of bags I’ve been searching for. I hope they’re still available when I get paid because they’re perfection. Man, what the hell happened, Kate? You’ve got me sweatin you hard and buyin tons of your stuff in one fucking week, prior to which I felt “meh” about you. Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!
I wish girls would stop making OkCupid themed Tumblrs that feature the lame messages they get and the girls’ snarky responses. These girls act like they’re special (or at least special enough to think they can make a Tumblr about their OkC interactions and that anyone would care) because they get a lot of messages, some of which are weird and for some reason they assume these messages are like rare gems. ~*~*~*~*~EMERGENCY CELLULAR ALERT~*~*~*~*~ THEY AREN’T. If you’re anything resembling a human female OkCupid, you will get messages. A LOT of them. And most will not be genuine and will have obviously been sent to 20 other girls that same day. A lot will be extremely short and extremely pathetic (like “sup sxy” aka code for “I have no game”), and the rest will be weird or straight up aggressive and/or at least bordering on sexual harrassment.
Sexual harassment on OkC is just like getting honked at by a guy in a car or hollered at on the street because guys (well, gross guys) like to remind us women that they can say whatever they want to women when they want. And on top of that, they feel justified in calling the woman a bitch if they don’t get the positive response that they felt entitled to. It happens on the street and it happens on OkC. I encourage calling out someone who’s being offensive (even though you most likely won’t get them to say sorry), but when it comes to dumb messages like “hi sweetheart” or really WTF Weird ones, do what any normal person with common sense and better shit to do would do and ignore them. Or you can have some fun and mess with them a little, whatever, I’ve done it. Just don’t put it online because seriously nobody gives a shit and you won’t impress anyone who has a good sense of humor or priorities with your contrived “wit” in “handling” these dudes. Hate to break it to you, but your wittiness is a delusion and you’re not creative or a “Blogger” if you’re doing this shit.
The really gross and shameful thing about these Tumblr users is that they bait these guys to get a rise out of them only so they can then drag them harshly and screenshot the conversation to put on their Tumblr. If you’re doing this, then you’re probably moderately pretty but still one of the most uninteresting people alive, you have little to no self-esteem yet just enough narcissism that warrants the ego trip that’s necessary to make this kind of Tumblr, and you’re seeking validation anywhere you can get it, even if it’s at someone else’s expense. Its honestly pathetic and you should probably delete your OkC and Tumblr and start spending some time with a therapist instead. Seriously, this shit is transparent as hell, and the only people you could possibly end up impressing are useless douchebags, so its fucking pointless.
I also find some of these blogs to be incredibly mean a lot of the time and that they go overboard, like when I see girls tearing apart guys who have obvious social issues and/or some type of disorder that just makes them really awkward. A lot of girls prey on and bait these guys into saying more awkward shit, just so that they can send snarky replies and screencap them and put them on their lame Tumblr to show the world how desirable and witty and hard-to-get they are. There are plenty of gross losers on OkC who deserve to get called out, they’re fair game. But some of these guys really don’t know what they’re doing and absolutely do not deserve to be humiliated on some shitty Tumblr that again, NOBODY. CARES. ABOUT.
Get a life, bitches.
I’ve always had ADHD and I was taking Adderall for awhile before my bp dx (but not for awhile before I was diagnosed since I wasn’t working). Taking Adderall with bipolar is either hit or extremely miss, so I’m lucky to be able to take it without rapid-cycling. Adderall has also been really helpful in preventing Bipolar Depression for me. I believe a huge part of that is because I don’t take generics anymore. Generics are NOT the same and generic adderall side effects are pretty terrible for anyone, even for those who don’t even have mood disorders to begin with. And of course, this is contrary to what everyone in medicine wants you to believe - Hello, its cheap for a fucking reason, stop frontin like its the same exact shit. Of course the insurance companies tier the prices of drugs based on manufacturer/quality and will find excuses to not cover name brands. They’re in business to make money, not give a shit about you.
The public isn’t THAT fucking stupid, its common knowledge that cheaper usually means not as good and more expensive means better. This is like 1+1=2/Bears Shit In The Woods/Water Is Wet/Ducks Quack kinda nonsense, so I resent anyone who tries to tell me I’m getting the “same exact thing” if i just settle for a generic because I don’t like being talked to like I’m stupid. And, well, if the pharmacist I’m dealing with really truly believes that, its like look, I’m the one with the illness, I’m the one who’s tried all the meds and had the experiences, I’m not making this shit up. If I could pay five dollars for the results that I’m getting for 35.00, why the hell would I be so insistent upon about getting the name brand? Its not like some designer handbag vs a knockoff shit, this this is my goddamn health. I NEED THE REAL DEAL.
Sort of off topic, but another example of generics sucking - I recently stopped taking my birth control because I found out it was made by Teva/Barr (Teva bought Barr in ‘08), which explains a lot of the unpleasant womanly bullshit I’ve been dealing with lately, but never had to deal with when I took name brand BC…. Also, FAIR WARNING, the Morning After Pill generic that is distributed by default is manufactured by Teva and there have been more reported pregnancies after taking a Teva MAP. Just an FYI.
Anyway, I think generic adderall is even worse for people with bipolar, ie. Adderall ir made by Teva gave me such severe anxiety once to the point that my throat nearly closed up and I was having trouble breathing, so I somehow managed to drive myself to the local Urgent Care Center to beg them for some benzos. Of course they treated me like a shady ass Drug Seeker even though I was clearly strung the fuck out on Adderall and had that pinched Amphetamine expression on my face and my eyes were like O_O. But I didn’t even care nearly enough to get bitchy about it and in the end, they did give me enough Xanax and some Ambien. One of the best sleeps of my entire life.
Generic IR It also caused me to rapid-cycle when I was coming down from it sometimes, so badly that my mood literally changed about ten times a minute sometimes. I looked and felt like the way Tara did when she was transitioning on the United States of Tara and it was some creepy ass shit. CorePharma Adderall IR was better, but I could never go to sleep on it, no matter how early I took it that day. So not worth it.
I have both name brand IR and XR, but I mainly take IR because the XR is just… weird. And unpredictable. Once it gave me really bad Anhedonia for several days, I may as well have been dead. And the generic made me pee my pants lol, seriously, it made me incontinent. I don’t like time-release ADHD meds. Vyvanse, for me personally is the worst because I built up tolerances to doses within a few days to the point that they wouldn’t do anything for me, so I had to take breaks. I could probably only eat like 200 calories a day on it, if i force fed myself, and I even got down to my old high school weight of 112 at one point (I normally was between 120 and 125) and some of my friends/coworkers even thought I had a fucking eating disorder. Oh, and I ended up in the ER THREE times after starting a higher dose because my heart rate went insane, like someone who decided to do a gram of cocaine in a half hour. I didn’t sleep for two days after I went up to 70mg. Lots of people are fine on Adderall XR though, whatever, we’re all different. But I’ve never met anyone who preferred Vyvanse. Also, its fucking expensive as hell.
If you’re insured, just cough up the extra 20 or 30 dollars for the name brand Adderall, it’ll make a dramatic difference in your quality of life. If your insurance won’t cover it, ask your doctor to request an appeal - I actually had to do this last week, after my insurance randomly decided to stop covering my IR and it worked. During my 7359357835835 calls to my insurance company, I was told no, and that it would never happen, or my doctor could fax anything he wanted but it still probably wouldnt happen, and that it would take 30 days for me to get an answer. The basic run-around. Luckily, I’m a hard-headed Taurus who’s allergic to the word ‘no’ and I know the first line of defense at these companies is to spew bullshit and discourage and tell me I’ll just be told “the same thing” if I ask to speak to a supervisor (which I always did anyway and always ended up making progress). I was aggressive, called them every day, and I got my Adderall back yesterday. So it took six days instead of thirty and I got exactly what I set out for despite being told that I wouldn’t succeed. So like those Jock Jams Cheerleaders chanted in all those dance mixes in the 90s - BE AGGRESSIVE, B-E AGGRESSIVE! Its your body and your health, don’t let some corporation be the judge of what you do or don’t need to make it through this beautiful yet complicated thing called life.
The love and admiration I have for seasons 1 & 2 of this show forced me to finally buy something off iTunes that wasn’t music (with the exception of the videos that came with Beyoncé). I can’t believe I spent almost 30.00, but what the hell was I supposed to do now that they took it off Netflix Instant and only crappy quality versions were available on torrent sites?
I’m in the middle of season 2 now and I keep catching myself mimicing Kristin everytime she says “Stee-fennn” or “Jessca.” Still Team Kristin 4 Life.
Whenever I watch Laguna Beach or Rich Girls, it makes me wince when I remember being jealous of certain articles of clothing on the show ten years ago. Like lol god bootcut Seven jeans and Uggs with denim miniskirts what in the living hell
You. You have weak ankles.
One of your calves is bigger than the other.
Too much make up.
Not enough make up.
What’s with the skin? Say it with me, “sunlight.”
Male cheerleaders. Enough said.
Smile….. don’t smile.
Good general tone and musculature.
Report those compliments to your ass before it gets so big it forms it’s own website.