You Can't Take It With You

I'm Tricia. This is the story of my life as a vegan, a fitness health-nut, a wife, and a lover of life. I am a Florida transplant, born and raised in Chicago, my kind of town. Most days I miss my hometown and every single day I miss my family. I began the journey of the rest of my life with my wonderful hubby, Danny - and we're just in the begining stages of creating our own little family. I hope the moments that i share, give you those warm fuzzies, and occasionally provide you moments of substantial belly laughter. Enjoy every day-every moment in life, be kind to animals, go green, help others, follow your passions, eat whole foods, keep your heart rate up, show compassion, hug a tree, and forgive, because in the end, you cant take it with you. Please enjoy the music which provides vivid color and sweet composition to my life. Don't forget to check out to be reminded how beautiful life trully is.

Master Plan: Play Hookie

Okay, you guys, I came into work today with very little makeup on. What does this have to do with playing hookie you may ask? Well, my co-workers assume I am sick whenever I show up wearing less than normal makeup on my face, so why not take advantage of their ignorance? Why even wear makeup if that’s my goal anyways? Well, I am trying to look sick, not dead, people. 

Anyway, my point is that I need to escape work by way of legitimate excuse in order to get out of attending my company’s dumb annual Thanksgiving Harvest Luncheon with all it’s gross random homemade-ness and I don’t plan on faking that I like it just to appease my co-workers. Instead I am (fake) sick.

Excuses are more polite than telling the truth, “I am a vegetarian so I don’t eat meat, especially meat from stranger’s houses AND I toss my cookies easily when surrounded by weird unknown side dishes. Trust me I am doing you a favor by not attending.” 

See, not nice.

You would think this plan would backfire because no one would think I was sick just because I chose to go a little lighter on the eye makeup, buy you don’t know my co-workers:

Typical expectations of a co-worker’s response to you or me wearning less makeup to work: “Wow Tricia, u look so naturally beautiful today.”


Reality: Wow Tricia, u should really go home, u look sick today.

Clearly, I have lowered my expecatations for my co-workers.

And by the way, this idea is Pure. Genius.

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