I survived going to a “Minimalism Event.” Dear God, did I even just type that?? aahh It was “good” and “interesting“…in a horrifying way, kwim? Like going to a Scientology event or something. The Frug stood transfixed with a small smile and glazed eyes. #creepy I wore a sparkly skirt and multiple necklaces and strappy wedge heels and used 1729 make-up products, just to be a dick.
Anyway, going to that reminded me of some of the other kooks the Frug follows…
…Like this guy who writes “Exile Lifestyle“…one of his “things” is that he only owns X # of things. The last time he posted it was 55 things. He owns only 55 things. *lets that settle in* This is down from the apparently repulsive 72 things he owned in 2009.
^^^Like, I could find more than that on the floor in my room or stuffed into the crevices of the Fail Wagon, kwim?? COME ON!
I took a quick tally of what I “owned” or used this morning (clothing, makeup, items used) and here’s where I was, as of 8am:
- Contact lenses
- Wedding band
- Engagement ring
- Contact lens solution
- Contact lens case
- Eye Liner
- Lip gloss
- BB cream
- Ponytail holder (I have at least 50 of these…somewhere)
- Car (!)
I’m at 28 before 8am. Some of these can be combined like contacts/solution/case but still. I’m not upset about this list. It just is. I cannot imagine only having even 100 things. They don’t define me but many of them are NECESSARY. The thought of being limited to X number of things makes me queasy.
I have to say, this guy did inspire me to make clever collections and post pix on Tumblr. Like “My 43 Eye Shadows in Nearly Identical Shades of Brown” or “My 17 Favorite Mascaras” or “My 27 Black Tops”…
So, in that sense, I would have to say that going to see The Minimalists was truly inspiring. *cackles*