December 31st, 2004

great wave

White Girl Repents

I am so going to hell.

In the last 48 hours I have blown a ridiculous amount of cash on frivolous fu-fu girl stuff. Stupid, vain, spoiled American going-straight-to-hell-with-no-turning-back foo-foo girl stuff. Plum, caramel and blond highlights, a hair cut, an eye-brow wax job and a trip to a day spa where I received my first facial. I'm completely ashamed of myself and I feel like I might puke.

Normally, an awareness of my guilty, white, American cultural inheritance prevents me from participating in such consumerist bacchanalia. But I slipped, people. A lesser woman might blame Oprah and her minions who gather in stylish boardrooms with fresh-cut flowers and exotic teas, deviously plotting new ways to widen the influence of their consumerist propaganda. But on Judgment Day I will have no one to blame but myself.

How could a well-intentioned, tortured soul such as myself get sucked into this frenzy of abominable spending? Allow me to retrace my steps and we both shall discover the roots of my fall.
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