Big Mistake. Big. Huge

I have always felt when I go shopping that people look at me differently. I go back and forth on what I want a salesperson to do when I walk in a store. And I think it really depends on the type of store. A lot of times, customers even come up to me thinking I work in the store.

When I walk into Express, I don’t need help. I go in there looking for something specific and usually leave about 15 minutes later with tears in my eyes that they have nothing over a size 6 and I no longer fit in a size 6. I really don’t need some 18 year old helping me pick out an outfit.

When I walk into Nordstroms, I like the help. Especially when I go into the bra department. They don’t judge there and usually the salesperson is as big as me so I don’t feel so bad. I have no shame when I go into those dressing rooms.

When I walk into a car dealership, I expect someone to come up to me and help me. The same goes basically for any purchase over $1,000.

The other day K and I went into Jordan’s Furniture in Reading to buy a couch. We basically went there with the sole purpose of coming out with a new piece of furniture. It was a Sunday so I had on yoga pants and a sweatshirt and K had on jeans and a hoodie. We both looked like two typical people who just want to be comfortable on a Sunday. And nobody looked at us or asked if we needed help. For a place that has about 100 salespeople crawling around looking for their next commission, it seems odd that nobody came up to us when we were basically sitting on every couch and I was noticeably excited.

Don’t get me wrong. If I don’t want someone to talk to me, I make it clear. I put my head down, I look straight ahead, I walk fast or I just say “just looking, thanks.”

We weren’t finding anything that was working for us and then we turned a corner and a halo was shining over the perfect couch. It really was perfect. It was everything we needed and wanted in a couch and one that I have always wanted a house big enough to put in. The comfort was right, the size was right. Even the floor model color and fabric was right! I knew it had to be mine. And then a saleswoman came by and asked if we needed help.  And about ten minutes later, I was buying the couch. It was the easiest sale she had all day and all she had to do was come up to us. She didn’t judge us by our sex. She didn’t judge us by our relationship and most importantly she didn’t judge us by our clothes.

And if you looked closer, you would have seen my Marc Jacobs wallet and Longchamp purse. So for the others, you missed out.  Big Mistake. Big. Huge.


Surge of TV

My favorite season is finally back.  Fall.  And yes I love the bright colors, and the pumpkins and the donuts and the apple picking. But what I love even more than that, is the fact that my DVR can again be filled with shows that I get to stay up late at night to watch. Last night there were 4 shows showing that beautiful red recording button at the same time. It’s like a surge of adrenaline when I get to see that!.

Empire, Law and Order SVU, The Affair, Quantico, Fargo, Homeland, Criminal Minds, TGI TIT with Scandal and Grey’s and even the annoying How to get away with murder….new shows, old shows, comedies, dramas. You name it, I am recording it.

Some people get high off of drugs. Some people get high off of alcohol. Some people get high off of caffeine.  I get high off of good TV. There is nothing like watching a show and then going into work the next day to talk about it. I love the fact that I can talk about TV like it’s my job. I love when my old friends come back on air and I get to make my way back into their lives. Last night I got see Reed on Criminal Minds.  I really wish he was my friend in real life.

And we get to do it for at least three weeks until all the networks decide to go on “mid season” break. What’s with this break anyway? Why do we need to have three week breaks in seasons? Do actors really need that much of a break? Is Shonda really that busy in life that she can’t write 10 shows at once?

I always thought I belonged in Hollywood in some way or another.  I think I always will. But if sitting down each night for three hours and emerging myself into TV is how I get there right now, then I’ll take it!