Wearing Clinique Black Honey All About Shadow Super Shimmer ($15) on my lids and lash lines
1994 KAREN: Hello?
2014 KAREN: Hi, is this Karen?
1994 KAREN: Yes, it is.
2014 KAREN: This is going to sound totally weird, but, um…this is your future self, Karen. From 2014.
1994 KAREN: Shut the front door! What? Who is this? Jen, is that you?
2014 KAREN: No, really. It’s me, Karen. I mean, I’m also Karen. I’m calling you from 20 years in the future.
1994 KAREN: You sound… Dude, how’s that even possible? Who is this!? Someone’s pulling my leg. Are you that guy from the bus stop the other day? The Terminator one?
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2014 KAREN: Nope, not that guy. Although I do remember him. Tall, in the green plaid shirt —
1994 KAREN: No way! How do you know that?
2014 KAREN: He was a physics major. Really cute and funny. I think he wanted to ask us out, now that I think about it.
Anyway, I only have a few minutes here, so that’s enough about boys. I have something very important to discuss with you.
1994 KAREN: Man, this is blowing my mind! If you’re really from 20 years in the future… I need more proof. Tell me something else only you — I mean we? — would know.
2014 KAREN: OK. Well, right now you’re probably wearing Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick.
1994 KAREN: NO WAY!!!
2014 KAREN: You’re struggling in chem and, truth be told, college has been a lot lonelier than you thought it would be. You also really miss Mom, Dad and Al, but you’d never admit that to them.
1994 KAREN: OK, I am officially freaked out right now. This is incredibly freaky…
Well, then I guess I should ask why you’re calling. Is it something bad? It’s something bad, isn’t it?
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2014 KAREN: No, no, not at all. I just really wanted to say hi and — I know this sounds weird — remind you that you’re stronger than you think.
1994 was a hard year, but you’re gonna be OK. It might not seem like it now, but everything’s going to work out.
1994 KAREN: Really??
2014 KAREN: Yes, really.
I wish I could say more…but the contract I signed forbids me from disclosing anything specific that could alter the course of our life.
1994 KAREN: Gotta be vague… I get it. I totally get it. I’ve seen the Terminator –
2014 KAREN: — 500 times, haha!