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I was tired, could not think anymore, after eight hours straight of working on strategy for new startup. Plus I had not slept well the night before. Target was tempting me with its promise of more Dominique Cohen jewelry, and who knows, maybe some Libertine deals on the sales rack. I debated, I remembered my blog talks. Maybe I could swim instead? It required energy and braving the coolness of the water. I went for the easy way instead, a car trip to Target. One hour of mindless shopping left me with one more dress for my closet, on sale and only ten dollars, from Isaac Mizrahi, and a fake pearl bracelet from Dominique Cohen. The fun was more in trying things out. I relieved some of my guilt by proudly declining the clerk’s offer of a plastic bag. The sweet man seemed puzzled that I would not want a bag. I figured I would slip my usual speech about, “These are going straight to my closet, why would I need a bag, better save the environment.” This is middle America, I thought. We’ve got a long way to go. On my way home, I questioned the dress. I bought it because it was such a good deal, but purple and turquoise, I am not so sure . . .

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Two days ago, I thought I was a born again greenie. Several of my blogger friends even joined to celebrate, and commented on my newly found consciousness. They especially liked the small acts, those subtle changes I had been noticing in my wannabe green life. This was to be short lived. Today I had a major relapse. All it took was a trip to Target, and Libertine to get me hooked again. Libertine is the new guest designer at Target. Impossible to avoid. The racks are right there when you enter the store, loaded with unseen before goodies. It did not take long, for me to remember the article in last month’s Vogue, the one with the picture of a navy blue Libertine jacket. I knew competition was fierce, and I had to grab it while I could, assuming they still had my size. They had the jacket, and it fit me perfectly. While I was there, I grabbed a few more items. So cheap. On my way out, I was so excited with my new purchases, I had to call Neela and Christine.

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