I was being pulled to Century 21 today. That’s the discount department store extraordinaire, not the real estate company. I’m starting a new job tomorrow and I needed a new pair of shoes that would take my wardrobe into spring with a bit of flair.

This was the fantasy (intention?) on the way to the store: black pointy mules, kitten heels, preferably designer, under $50.

This was the reality in the store: sleek BCBG pointy mules, black-on-black letter logo design, kitten heels, $49.99.

The was the feeling on the way out of the store, shopping bag in tow: Yeehaaaa. Life is so darned good.