Friday, January 4, 2013

It's the Friday Funday Wrapup!

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?
However, last year my best friend lost her mind and decided that going to Macy's with me on a Saturday to buy a coat would be a good way to spend her time. And so after several hours of looking at every puffy black jacket with a fur hood, I bought one. Boom. I will have this coat for the rest of my life.

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?
Me: Overrated.
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!


  1. I'm the same way about shopping and do the same exact thing. I'm so glad I'm not alone on that. I thought every other female enjoyed it but me. Don't even get me started about the nightmare that was wedding dress shopping with my mom, future mother-in-law and her sister. Now the only one I inflict that pain upon is my poor husband (who actually likes shopping for clothes until I ruin it for him). I go so infrequently that I have to buy all new winter or summer clothes in one long, marathon trip because I have nothing left to wear at home.

    1. You're definitely not alone in this one!!! I thought I was the only one, too, it's good to know we have company!

  2. I am also awesome and totally understand the robin hood angle you had going on there. Also, did you get your new coat? If not, I have an idea...I like to shop, especially with other peoples money. I have a really awesome red pea coat with only one button missing. I can send you that (and a button that may or may not match) if you send me the gift card you have.

  3. Both of those videos were fantastic!

    On a separate note: join the anti-shopping club. I recently just went and spent so much money on underwear that I wanted to die. But then I remembered that I really needed new underwear, so I dealt with it.

  4. I swear if you substitute New York for Chicago, we are very close to the same person. I also have a winter coat that doesn't zip and despite having to wait for a bus and train every day in the elements, I choose to hold it closed as opposed to actually shopping for another one.

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  6. My goal is to own a white shirt without food stains on the front. For some reason, all my white shirts are adorned with spaghetti sauce stains. Whether or not I've eaten spaghetti seems to have no bearing on the stains - last summer I didn't eat spaghetti for a month, and still managed to find a stain on my favourite white shirt when I pulled it from the washing machine. It was probably some sort of Faerie conspiracy. I reckon there's an evil sprite lurking in the washing machine with a sock full of spaghetti sauce, waiting with malicious patience for my white shirts to make an appearance. My darling(?) husband suggested that I just hadn't washed the shirt properly after the previous wear, but if that were the case I would have noticed the massive stain when I was wearing the shirt. At least, I think I would have. Anyway, my theory also explains why there is always one sock missing after the washing's finished, so it must be right.

    Good luck with the jacket hunt. I'd send you one of mine, but they both have broken zippers too. I blame the washing machine sprite....