Blogmas Day 15: Sweet Relief and a Babe Alert

This is the latest Blogmas post yet this year! A new milestone! It's also the first Blogmas post of the year to come to you live from my parents' house, which means it's officially winter break. I don't think it's really sunk in yet that I'm completely finished and devoid of academic obligations for three weeks; that's probably because I spent every second down to the wire studying and getting last-minute things together. I packed for my three week stint at home in about an hour this morning, in between cups of coffee and bites of a granola bar. This is a tell-tale sign that I've forgotten at least one major necessity. I guess only time will tell on that one, but at the very least I know I packed enough underwear and tampons to last me. Jury's out on if I have enough clothes to wear, but I do vaguely remember packing two party dresses and at least one pair of jeans, so we'll make do.

Now that I'm home and my exams and projects have been finished--a milestone that felt so far away even three days ago--it's time to breathe a sigh of relief. That is, it would be time for any normal person to breathe a sigh of relief. For me, a neurotic, it's time to focus the attention I was spending on school on frivolous and largely unimportant ventures. I've become someone who craves a schedule and expects a certain level of hustle and bustle, and as a result I don't do "relaxed" very well. I have to be hyper-focused on something at all times, whether it's memorizing court cases for a law exam or watching drag queen makeup tutorials 75 times in a row.

In that vein, tonight's chore has been tearing apart my parents' house in search of this great liquid lipstick that I could've sworn I left here a month or two ago when I was visiting for a weekend. I've torn through my bedroom, my purse, my spare purse, my second and third spare purses, my mom's get the picture. I can't find it anywhere. The lipstick in question is one of Smashbox's Always On liquid formulas in the color Babe Alert, this perfect mauve-y coral that I only got to wear one or twice. I've been thinking about it ever since and will not stop until I have it back in my possession. This might seem like a waste of effort (mostly because it is) but just know that it's a very flattering and fairly expensive item; I'm not too jazzed on the idea of buying another one. Plus, this is just the type of high-stakes pursuit I need during my break. I've given up my search for the evening, but typing this is riling me back up and making me want to start searching again. But I'll hold off for now so at least I'll have a way to keep myself occupied tomorrow. Plus tomorrow I have to brave the local mall to make a return and finalize some Christmas shopping, so there will be plenty of tasks to keep me busy. But consider this my official call to commence the Babe Alert Search Party. Operators are standing by; please contact us with any and all information. No tip is too small.

Consider this the official milk carton poster. Also consider this a reminder to follow me on Twitter.

I'll see you guys tomorrow, at which point hopefully I will have gained some level of chill. That or found my lipstick. I really hope it's the latter, but neither is looking too promising at the moment.



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