Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Take me Away...A Sweet Escape....

Today I messed up the program, erased the GPS directions, shut off the phone and went out into the world. A.K.A. I played hookie from work. I have personal days left for the year so I took one. The greatest thing was to sleep late. To actually sleep without any disruption, not even the lawn-mower guys outside, was absolute bliss. People tell me, "Oh sleep on the weekends." Well, that is easier said then done. I'm not sure if it's even possible to sleep in on the weekends because everyone knows the "weekends" are usually full of the errands & the people calling & all the stuff you needed to get down during the week so that 48 hours is gone with a blink. But today was a breather.

Sometimes you get soooo completely sucked into your auto-pilot routine that you just need to be let out of the cage for a lil while. So I decided to go drive over my first bridge today. Yes, I am 24 but I've only had my drivers' license for 2 years, so I've actually never driven over a bridge. Well the damn bridge cost me 5 bucks!! lol. I drove over the Tappan Zee Bridge today. It's a 3 mile long bridge in Southern New York. I got over the bridge and then got lost for about a half hour. Key thing I learned today: "DON'T GET OFF MAJOR HIGHWAYS IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU ARE!!!" Luckily I was on a mountain so I just tried to get back to streets where I could see water, maybe it would get me back to the bridge. It did, eventually lol.

Just driving around aimlessly tho really cleared my head. I just felt better, like Yeah! Ya know what I can handle all this. Does anyone ever drive around to relax?? It was glorious too. Just to be free for a bit. Also I got to see all the trees turning red. That's my favorite part of fall.

Now the fun part. hehe. I went to the mall & shopped. I felt just like Cher in "Clueless".. Did you know that during the weekday there is like NO ONE AT THE MALL!! Omg I thought like there was a zombie attack and people luckily NEVER saw "Dawn of the Dead" so they didn't get the mall memo. I tried on like 50 Halloween costumes & finally found one!!! I'm going to be a Dark Lil Red Riding Hood. Here I am in it:

I'm going to jazz it up tho. My mom is going to take in the top a bit & I'm going to dye my hair black & put some red highlights in it. Also I have these black high boots that will work & get a lil basket. I also picked up these adorable pair of Liz Claibourne shoes.

I may not be able to afford Prada or Manolo Blahnik just yet, but these are designer enough for me. <3. I like that they look vintage & 50's. They are flats so that made them more enticing.

Sigh, I have to go back to work tomorrow but it's okay. It's okay because things are going to change. Getting away today, relaxing, and knowing that there are people(You Guys) that are going through similar things helps me see a light. I told my mom, "Omg I got comments and people are going through the same thing I am!! That's so cool!" She responded, "I think this blogging was a real good idea for you". I've said this before but sometimes you really need to know you're not the only one. SO thank you, wholeheartedly.


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DesBisoux said...

so happy you're feeling up today!
and that costume missy is SE-XY!!

Ice Queen said...

When I was in college I had a 4 hour drive back and forth. I think that was one of the things that got me through all of it.

Pixel Wild Child said...

OH-la-laaaa, this dress is so sexy and looks great on you! I bet you are going to have many stories to tell us after Halloween ;O))) Perfect choice
Nice to learn that you cleared your mind and enjoyed that little bridge adventure ;O)))
kisses! xxx

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Yikes, I would have been SO freaked out if I got lost on a highway after being on such a long bridge...
And I freaking LOVE your costume! You look so pretty and sexy and bad-ass! :P Now I am itching to get my own Halloween costume.
And yes, going to the mall during a week day morning or afternoon is BLISS, isn't it? I find it so much more comfortable to shop during those times. You get the whole mall to yourself...don't have to fight over cute items you find. Heaven! :)

Simply Colette said...

I love that you did that. I use to get in the car and take drives. It is so liberating! Glad you were able to relax and take a break from everyday life! :)

Susan R. Mills said...

Sounds like a great day off. I love the shoes!

Badass Geek said...

That costume is smokin'.

Jack Daniel said...

I'm 27 and still no drivers license, but it definitely has something to do with the fact that in my city (Amsterdam), you don't need a car. The bike is the fastest transportation.
Whereabouts in NY do you live? NYC??

OceanDreams said...

What a fun costume and glad you got a little break from work, that always does the world of good. Looks like you jazzing it up will look fantastic. Awww, I need to find my costume. I wish I would get inspired, I am too picky!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Driving around aimlessly is my FAVORITE thing to do. Love it, it clears my mind and just...gets me away from things literally and figurtively.


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