My Name is Sumiko, and I’m an Impulsive-a-holic

Over the course of my life so far, I’ve had my fair share of impulsive moments. Usually these moments involve either a huge mess or something expensive. For instance, when I was a sophomore in college I thought it would be a dandy idea to go car shopping on my own, because I was 19 and an adult, dammit. I even talked the salesman into discounting the truck $1,000 because of some minor cosmetic damage! Three months later I ended up replacing the radiator, the fuel pump, the clutch, and – oh yeah- the engine block. My $7,000 steal turned into a $13,000 lemon, and I learned an expensive lesson – never buy a car on an impulse. Incidentally, the “minor cosmetic damage” is still on the truck seven years later. The engine’s still going strong though!

And then there were all the times that I decided that I was absolutely capable of coloring my own hair at home. I did all right with dark purples and reds until a rather unfortunate shade of orange planted itself on my head and refused to budge. One rather expensive salon visit later, I vowed never to dye my own hair again. (I’ve actually managed to stick with this decision.)

And tonight, at 8:37 pm, I talked my sweetie into going to a hardware store and buying new flooring and paint for the bathroom. By the time we got home it was approaching 10 pm, and as I sit here waiting for the first coat of paint to dry, it’s 11:05 pm.

Why do I continue to start projects late at night when I know I have work in the morning?

I must say, my impulsive moments do have rather impeccable timing.

Love, peace, and painting all night long,

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  1. Diane Tadehara

     /  May 24, 2012

    Have you ever heard the phrase “the apple doesn’t rot far from the tree”? I was painting in the guest room tonight about 10!! Just before I cooked a complete dinner that I only ate two mushrooms out of. hee hee hee


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