Happy first Friday of 2013, everyone! You know what that means? The Friday Funday Wrapup continues! Let's get to it.
Ok, so remember earlier this week when I blogged about my two very adult new year's resolutions? Well I forgot to add one:
Own a winter coat that you can zip. Let me explain.
You see, I hate shopping. Like, if you gave me the option of going to get a root canal or going shopping? I'd choose the root canal. Every time.
Also, so would anyone else in America who's ever shopped with me.
What's weird is that I'm not normally a horrible person, but when I get inside any sort of shopping establishment where I am supposed to be buying something to put on my body, I freak out and become the She-Devil who hates having to make decisions about my appearance. So if you ask me a simple question like "What kind of coat do you want?" I will mumble something inaudible about resembling a J-Lo ensemble and leave it at that. But then as you start to pick up perfectly reasonable options, I will find every excuse in the universe to tell you why that choice obviously doesn't work.
And then two hours later you'll decide our friendship/relationship/mother-daughter soul bond is over.
|Do you think they|
have this in my size?
Also, the coat I owned prior to this one was purchased when I was 23. Last year I was 34.
For real, I hate shopping. Also, I may have been teleported from Depression-Era 1929.
But in a shocking twist of events, the one winter coat I own decided that it didn't want to zipper anymore and so, logically, I just started holding it together with my hands as I walked through the cold winter nights in New York City.
Until it became embarrassing to those around me and CB was like "No, for real, you're going to catch pneumonia. Here's a gift card. Go buy yourself a coat and quit embarrassing yourself. Also, perhaps it should have buttons so we don't run into this problem again."
And then I didn't buy one because I got side-tracked by being cold and awesome. Until I was brought back down to reality by a friend this weekend.
Friend: You only own one coat? I own, like, 10. Probably more.
Me: What on earth would I do with more than one coat?
Friend: Um, not freeze to death and maybe have it zip?
Friend: Ok, this is what we're going to do. Tomorrow I'm going to bring you one of my coats, take your coat, I'll go get it re-zippered for you, and then we can go shopping for a new coat.
Me: You're like Robin Hood!
Friend, looking at me curiously: Um, I'm not stealing and you're not poor. This is nothing like Robin Hood.
But whatever. That's my third resolution and I'm totally buying a coat on my lunch break today. Done and done.
Speaking of resolutions, this made me laugh.
And now for the first Video of the Week of 2013! I thought it only appropriate that we take a look back over the last year of memorable moments - some that were memorialized right here on this very blog! So...enjoy, and happy Friday, everyone!