Whatever Gets You Through It
February 10th, 2012, posted by Aimee
The other day I found this (see pic below) cocktail napkin among the happy hour supplies at my office (Sidebar: Yes, there are youngsters at my company who actually don’t rush out the door at 5:30 to relieve sitters and occasionally enjoy imbibing in the office during after hours). The saying, “There is nothing a glass of wine and a flat iron can’t fix” was so perfect I honestly grabbed two of them – one to pin on my office bulletin board and another to keep at home. It’s pretty much my philosophy … when I’m feeling optimistic.
The truth is that wine and my trusty flat iron are pretty much critical to my existence as a working mom. By the time Friday afternoon rolls around, I’m literally jonesing for that first acidic sip of Sauvignon Blanc (and second and third … ) and wondering how early is too early to call it happy hour.
And my flat iron, well, I truly believe this contraption was invented for the lazy, uncoordinated hair idiots of the world. My trusty iron (along with a little dry shampoo) gets me through up to three days between blow outs (hey, they say greasy hair is healthier!) without looking horrendous.
It started me thinking about all the “can’t live without” items in my Womo tool box … here are a few more:
o DVR – how else would I ever keep up with all my “Real Housewives” and “House Hunters International” along with slogging through late night deadlines?
o Yoga pants for every night and day when not required to “look corporate” (or look cute for that matter)
o Shellac manicures in nude – Uh, they last for three weeks without a chip. ‘Nuff said.
o Idiot proof corkscrew for said wine
o Frozen everything from Trader Joe’s (chicken nuggets, cheese pizza, fish sticks, etc.)
o X-box – keeps my husband occupied in another room and not riding my butt for working every night or watching bad reality TV while checking email
o Facebook – pretty much the only way I keep up with about 90% of my friends, sadly.
o Rollerbag for schlepping a laptop, dozens of folders, files and magazines back and forth everyday
o Caffeine. Lots, everyday.
o My Kindle, loaded with all kinds of “fluffy” books (e.g., Rob Lowe autobiography, “The Hunger Games,” etc.) to read on the train and that nobody will ever know I am reading instead of serious novels.
What about you? Any must-haves in your bag you want to share?