I awoke at 3:00 this morning; I didn't even know where I was!!! My dog, Yogi, was sound asleep in his bed below my desk and he didn't stir as I raised my head from my computer....my computer! I turned my head and looked into a mirror just above my file cabinet on my left---there were numerous little squares all over my left cheek!!....I was in a fog but it was clear to me what had happened. It has happened before where I spent hours on the AciveRain website...I have never fallen asleep ON my computer though! That's when I knew it; that's when it became totally clear to me that I am a junkie--the worst kind of junkie!!!
I MUST tell you how I tried to get rid of those deeply embedded little squares though. It took me so long to make my face normal, but I had to meet a customer and I had to look my best. I tried face cleanser and face toner; I tried loads of creams and firming gels to try to get rid of them, those pesky squares!!! They still remained and so I took a deep cleansing mud mask and put that on for 10 minutes---no results.
My frantic state of mind was starting to build now and I was beginning to look for an excuse to cancel at the last minute....no way! I can't cancel someone who drove all the way out from NYC to see houses!!!
Now, I am exhausted and I have tried my final attemps to get rid of the evidence of my addiction---I loaded on the foundation---trying light and then darker when the lighter one didn't work.
As I walk out the door I take one last look at my face, just to see if those pesky little squares are still there---and yes they are still there. I have dark circles under my eyes now as well and the red lipstick I used to distract ones eye away from my left cheek has begun to seep into the smile lines around my mouth---I gasped as I slammed the door and tried to remove the lipstick--it spread ( I never wear red lipstick because of the spreading thing!) and it only got worse--I dashed out the door, late for my appointment, Kleenex in hand ready to try to remove more as I drive 5 minutes to the office.
I arrive just in time to see my customer walk in the front door of the office---"Good morning" I said with a big smile on my face, left cheek facing away from them, hoping that they would not see my computer marks. Not to make light of a bad situation, I began my conversation about the market and the houses I would take them to....never letting them get a good look at my face.
NOW, CAN YOU GUESS HOW THIS WHOLE THING TURNED OUT? COME ON, GIVE IT A TRY--CAN YOU TELL ME THE RESULTS OF MY STRUGGLE WITH THE TELL-TALE SIGNS OF MY ADDITCTION??? I DARE YOU TO GO FOR IT, AND GIVE IT YOUR BEST SHOT......
AS OF 1/21/11 I HAVE HAD 2 PEOPLE GUESS THE CORRECT ANSWER: I WAS STILL ASLEEP AND STILL DREAMING!!!