Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tuesday Ramblings

So when I travel for work I seem to have more time to just think and take things in. I guess I am away from home and at home I am always finding things I could do, should do or things to organize. So when I travel I have to find things that I have with me to keep me busy and to do.

So one thing that got done last night was washing my make-up brushes. How often do you do that? This also got me thinking about the fact that my linen closet is in desperate need of being cleaned out and organized, it has been on the ta-da list for QUITE a while, but obviously it must be a task I am dreading. I know I also need to go threw my make-up and toss and purge.

When I was going through airport security in Minneapolis, putting all of my "liquids" into a plastic bag, I heard this guy exclaim to his girlfriend, "just how many lip thingys do you need? I mean really how many lips do you have?". I sorta hid my plastic bag after he said that, here is my "little" lip collection that travels in my pocketbook. . .

is it too much? What do you carry? I find I am in the mood for different things on different days, but I constantly have "lip stuff" on.

When you travel, do you take it in? Do you think about it like you think about your own place you call home? Do you look at the kids and wonder how much different your life would be if you grew up somewhere else? Do you wonder why things are so much different or the same as home?

I went to the mall here yesterday to get a gift for a friends baby and to grab lunch (can you say Chick-fil-A. . .NUM, I was SO happy!) and there were a ton of kids there because of course they had the day off. I just looked at some of them and wondered if I ever looked like that when I would stroll the mall with my friends. . . .

Food chains. . . .for the most part I am SO not a fan, of any of them. Not when it comes to dinner anyway. And it seems like that is all I can find here. . .SO not a fan. . .

Professionalism. . . .so I am working with a brand new team on this new project. Two of the guys on this team actually were on my last team, but rolled off a couple of months into it to work on something else. My peer (as a consultant at a client site we are paired with client partner to work side by side to ensure the project completes all deliverables) is a great guy, VERY professional, really nice, very put together and very task oriented which I LOVE. My peer on the other project, also a wonderful guy, is VERY laid back and just kind of, it will get done when it gets done kind of a guy, that kind of makes me crazy so I am REALLY excited to work on this new project. He is a great communicator, keeps me the loop on things and there is a good sense of mutual respect.

Florida and older people. There are a lot of them here. Makes me wonder what my latter years will be like and what I will be like, where I will live and who the people around me will be. Last night at dinner I saw table upon table of people over 60 having dinner together, couples, groups of 4, 6 and 8 all chatting away. I do like the weather in Southern Florida during the winter, so I probably would not mind being down here in my latter years during the winter. My parents prefer Arizona, I am not a fan of the desert (sorry Tres, no offense at all!!!!) and I really need the ocean and a beach. I also think that they must have decent hospitals and such with all of the older contingency.

Jersey is in the house. And boy do you know it. At breakfast yesterday morning there was a huge group of them, talking about who was there, who was still coming in, who was going on a cruise, what the weather in Jersey was like and how many more it would drive to Florida. Who walks when, where and how often. It was pretty funny and I really enjoyed listening to all of them. I so miss the East coast. . . .

8 comments:

Libby said...

I think Florida would be a really interesting place to people-watch and it sounds like you're enjoying doing just that. I love your description of the 'who walks when, where, and how often' conversation. We here the same up here (but only in the summer!)

Kerry said...

now that is a lot of lip stuff! It's funny - I used to wear bright red lip stick ALL the time and now I wear nothing but a clear gloss from Clinique. When I try anything other than clear I just don't look like me.

tulipmom said...

I usually have 3-4 different lip "thingys" in my purse at any given time. And they all tend to be similar versions of the same. When I veer off and try something really different, I usually end up disliking it.

I love people watching in airports.

So are you taking advantage of the Early Bird Specials? :)

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

1st, we definitely have the lip thing in common. I have to have balm/gloss around at all time. :)

I love people watching, love it! So fun. And, BTW, no offense taken. I don't see myself retiring in Arizona (due to the heat) or Florida (due to the humidity & heat) California perhaps but... Too bad Nantucket isn't warm all year, then again, it's probably better it's not. I guess 2 homes will be a must! ;)

Muffy Willowbrook said...

I love your collection of Lip Thingies!  You top the cake though - that is alot!  I only have three at the most at one time.  One is a constant Moistly Lip Gelee from MAC, and the other two vary from drugstore to department store brands.  I love your variety!Have fun in FL!!

RED said...

I am an Aquafor girl all the way (for chapstick) I do, however, also carry a few glosses and lipsticks with me that I rarely use. I get into kicks and I buy all this makeup, wear for a week or so, then I forget to wear it and I'm back to no makeup.
I dont think it's too much, if you use it all! (some of those sparkly ones on the right look awesome!)

a. said...

I have tons of lip products in my bag at all times.

Jersey is great.

Suz said...

You should post while in Florida :) Hope you're having a great trip.

 
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