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"I can bitch, I can bitch 'cause I'm better then you, it's the way that I move, the things that I do..."

Ooohhhhhhhh, LORDY! I had a friggin' wicked case of the Monday's today. It was honestly a struggle to remain halfway civil to anyone who wasn't one of my gals- I was saving up all of my energy for them, I guess. Thankfully though, I am home now, relaxing with Oscar recaps and a "One Tree Hill" rerun.

Yes, I watch One Tree Hill.It comes on right after Gossip Girl. Don't judge me.

At any rate, the week is mercifully on target to shape up now that I have made it through this sluggish Monday. A playdate with Michelle and her gals (as long as her wee rebel adheres to her morning nap schedule), a date with Gina, my hairdresser, so I can do something about this MOP I have growing on my head, our usual busy Wednesday full of dance, friends, and Chick-fil-A, and Marla and Steve's ONE YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!! I can't believe it's already been a year! It seems like just yesterday her wedding night was a glittery whirlwind that left me barfing in the bathroom at 4am (thanks again, Sean the bartender)!

So, what could cheer me up more on a Monday then two of my loves? Pete and Gordie? Coffee and a book? A Sweet Eats cake alone in a room with it, fork in hand?

Or could it be my Uggs and my Coach bag?

We are living in a material world, my loves! Goodnight!!


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