Hey guys! So, this weekend for a variety of reasons, I was hanging out with a 10-year-old girl. Going into this babysitting experience, I expected this to be a kind of time when I could groom a mini-me - showing her how to curl her hair and paint her nails and talk about cute shoes, etc.
Yes, I thought it was this sort of situation:
|Mary Poppins is like, "Kids love me! Don't I look cute with ashes on my face?"|
Kids are like, "We are so wholesome and round-cheeked! And we love Mary Poppins!"
The world is like, "Awwwww."
But then I realized, it was this sort of situation:
|Baroness Schraeder is like, "Like play... throw the balls... or whatever? Right? That's... fun?"|
Kids are like, "Bitch, please. We miss Fraulein Maria."
Inside her head, Baroness S. is like, "Why don't I have my own movie with no children in it?"
And a bit like this sort of situation:
|Parent Trap Vicki is like, "I will go camping with you, Lindsay Lohan twins."|
Lindsay Lohan twins are like, "Look how cute we used to be!"
Vicki is like, "Even my career will be better than yours 10 years from now."
Basically, this girl is more into motorcycles and card games than anything resembling fashion (e.g. when I asked her if she liked nail polish, she was like "NO!" in the same way I would respond if someone asked me if I liked paying off debt instead of buying nail polish)
We had fun, basically. She played with her videogame thingie, and I did my hair and makeup for the wedding and it was all fine.
And something clicked in my brain when I realized that the movie archetype that I am closest to is that of Baroness Schroeder in Sound of Music or the evil almost-stepmonther in The Parent Trap - kind of vain, kind of clueless around kids, but altogether fabulous. And I am totally fine with that. It's nice to figure out your niche. Plus, those are the best-dressed characters in their respective movies.
So, without further ado, I present the first ever....
FESTIVAL OF FABULOSITY!
First off, everybody needs to check out the Food Basket Challenge, which starts on TUESDAY! You can follow my adventures in living off of rice and eggs and SPAM for a week. You can follow my and the other participants' blogs here and follow the whole project on at facebook.com/foodbasketchallenge or Twitter @basketchallenge.
Oh, and have you entered my book giveaway yet? Do it up!
Speaking of giveaways, Carla at 1/2 Dozen Daily is having a giveaway of delicious Starbucks drink mixes (because she had to give up sugar and caffeine) and supercute handmade cup sleeves.
Fabulously Broke offers this great list of 10 ways to get your wardrobe to where you want it to be. Once you get rid of the junk, your wardrobe becomes 1000% more fabulous!
Going to the theatre is obviously a fabulous sort of thing to do. I like to get all dressed up in outfits for a night at the thea-tah (which is how fabulous people pronounce it.) Bryan at Pinch that Penny has a super list of ways to save money while going to the thea-tah.
And Find me Frugal(er) has maybe the most fabulous workout wardrobe I've ever seen. I don't think she should feel bad about this. Seriously, she and I are personal finance shopaholic blog twins.
Oh, and Tasmanian Minimalist wins the prize for most glamorous blogger. She got to go on a PHOTOSHOOT with Grazia Australia magazine! How do I get to have a glamorous magazine photoshoot? ... in Australia, if possible?
And thanks to Lindy at Minting Nickels, who gave me a shoutout in the Festival of Frugality #296. I will happily accept the role of fashion guru of the personal finance world. Just don't expect me to babysit your kids. I'll probably make them watch this video (which is HILARIOUS!):