Tuesday, September 30, 2014

My Bruce Bogtrotter Moment

Getting REALLY real with today’s post—heads up

Last Monday at work (shh) I was reading a blog post about how much your period really costs you. For the life of me I can’t remember where I was reading this, so unfortunately I can’t link to it, but the writer’s main point was talking about how much money we end up spending due to our periods. She didn’t just mean things like tampons, pads, or ruined underwear (tmi?)—but what about a movie you bought to cheer yourself up, a gallon of ice cream to scarf down, or a new tube of lipstick because you’re feeling less than your best? As I was reading, I was smugly thinking to myself: “Wow, some people have no willpower! I spend exactly the same way on my period or off my period. What a silly, little article”

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Fast forward to Friday of that same week, and I was justtt about to start my period. I stopped at the grocery store to pick up cupcakes and a couple things for my roommate for her birthday. I’m strolling through the bakery section, when all the sudden I am overcome with the urge, no, the NEED to eat chocolate right that very second. I’ve never done something like this before, but I bought an individual slice of chocolate cake (did you know they sell those? I didn’t, but thank goodness they do), hightailed it out to my car and WITHOUT A FORK, napkins, or a plate began shoving the cake into my mouth with my hands. “Who am I?”, I thought, truly horrified with myself but not slowing down a bit in my effort to demolish the cake. When I finally finished and my craving was temporarily satiated, I burst out laughing. You win universe—guess I do have different spending habits when I’m on my period.

p.s. here’s a hilarious re-enactment of the scene with the original cast in 2013 

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