Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Trashy Shorts: Growth

Sometimes a person can see herself maturing right before her very own eyes.

For example, when I saw—just after the kids had gone to bed and I had settled into my cushy couch with a Reese’s bar and a huge glass of ice cold milk—that the True Tori reunion episode had been deleted from my DVR queue by some member of my family, I didn’t start throwing chairs across the room in a temper tantrum reminiscent of those I indulged in until I was 12 years old, when I finally began to learn how to control my anger in more positive ways like drinking beer and smoking cigarettes.

No, there was none of that chair-throwing stuff.  Instead, I set down my chocolate bar and my milk, balled my hands into fists, dug my fingernails into the flesh of my palms, and felt my chin quiver as I allowed a single tear to slip from one of my eyes—I think it was the one on the left.

As soon as that tear had made its way slowly down the length of my horseface—which actually allotted me several moments of grieving time, as it truly is a LONG face—I unclenched my teeth and went about my night.

I’m proud of myself, peeps.  I’d call this real growth.

On another note, omg, did you notice the arrow necklace Tori wore throughout most of the episodes?  This little number?


Well, I have admired it all season, and I just so happened to stumble upon one for only $7.99 at my local drugstore yesterday. 

I know, right?  My local drugstore!  I’m so lucky that my older son got sick and I had to rush to grab his medication or else I’d never even have seen it!  Thanks for taking one for the team, buddy.

I found a couple of other options in case you love the necklace, too.  Neither is $7.99 like mine, but they are both pretty inexpensive—and probably won’t turn your neck green like mine will.  Here's an adorable one for only $20, and then this one from Stella and Dot for $59.



  1. I am SO proud of your growth and maturity. Can you see the tear of joy and pride rolling down my face? You better look quickly, I don't have one of those long horsefaces. . .

    1. It IS quite helpful when one is wanting to indulge herself in a nice long cry, though...:)

  2. Thanks for the DIRECTION on the jewelry. Arrow, direction? I know, corny.
    I HATE when people (or my being too slow) mess w/my DVR recordings!
    Tori, I dunno. I watched some of the show, she & her kids are adorable, I get major douchechills from the husband.

    1. Oh my gosh, Joy, he is SUCH a douche! I could get into all the things my older sister and I text back and forth while watching him and wanting to puke, but we'd be here all day. I am totally with you on that one. I don't know why I got sucked into the show, but I just couldn't help myself!