Grandiose plans…

It is the journey…not the destination…Right.  I had all these plans for today (remember that most of my postings are written the afternoon or evening before).  Beautiful weather, good disposition, going to the Mall in Raleigh, hoping to find good opportunities to look good in new outfits paying very little, etc.  You get the picture.  Then after dealing with the little tick tocker, decided it was time to get ready and ready I got. 

Then suddenly…the mood totally changed.  Drive all the way to Raleigh?  Not so appealing, going to the outlet mall…what did I really need?  Nothing.  So there was I all ready to go, looking really cool, no socks for the first time in months, my jean jacket, hair looking at its best, … and out of necessity I ended up going to my favorite hangout.  The big-box-looking store that does not need to be named.  Just look at the picture.  If Martians were to land anywhere USA,  talk about confusion.  All of them look the same anywhere you go.  Is that a good or not so good thing.  Leave it to the experts in Marketing.  What we don’t know that they know.  We have become like little robots, we don’t even notice architectural or pleasant to look at buildings.  Because there are non-existent.  They feed us visually the same manure.  Thinking about it, boxes-looking buildings are in.  I guess it is a thing of being cost conscious for them and for us.  Our made-in-Asia goods can be had for a song and a half,  because realistically, that’s what we can afford.  I am for inexpensive stuff also.

So my all grandiose plans ended up at the big W.  Nothing to complain about, but I felt like I had a date, and then it was cancelled.  A good thing came out of my shopping experience.  I bought a magazine that is supposed to tell me how finally I am going to get what I want, how I want it and when I want it.  Magic.  This magazine was placed on top of about twenty others pending to be read, and a funny thing, all of them promise the same thing.

We are such a gullible society.  But as one of my favorite sayings goes, “it is what it is.”

With this startling renewed and improved wisdom, I will be in touch with y’all next Monday.

Hasta pronto,  and make sure you do have a very lovely and happy weekend.

Your Happy Contessa

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