I have a tiny, itty-bitty problem. It’s just this insignificant thing that somehow manages to put a crinkle in my day-to-day life and always rouses a sigh and a solemn head shake from the husband. What is this particular problem? Well, the following conversation happened last night:
‘So… you can’t be mad at me.’
(sweet, loving smile followed by anxious silence)
“What did you buy?”
‘What? (guilty laughter) Why do you automatically assume I bough-‘
(pointed look) “What did you buy?”
There are times that I wonder if my husband and I even breathe the same air; then there are times like this, where he seems to read me as easily as one reads the papers bound in a clear, plastic trapper keeper. Argh.
I’ve mentioned several times my love of buying things. I try to keep it controlled! With clothes, I’ll only buy single items, maybe two at a time. Big shopping sprees are fun, but smaller ones actually allow me to sate my desire without going bankrupt.
I was in queue, waiting for the LOTRO beta server to let me on, and I got bored. So, I checked my email and saw that AVON was having a sale. I haven’t ordered anything in months and so I started looking around. They do awesome deals like, buy two products worth $9 and get them both for only $6! There’s also, buy one, get the next for $2. I needed some powder foundation and well, I got some eyeshadow stuff I loved last time, so I got more colors.
All in all, I didn’t spend near as much as I usually do. AVON isn’t the problem. It’s the two lolcat shirts I got (here and here (I love my dorky t-shirts)), the three things I looted off of Express’ sales rack (three things only cost $40! All cost over that originally!), the trip to Aerie, and the obligatory stop in Pacsun, where I saw a birdie tank top I had to have. I also went into Charlotte Russe because they had a silver/gray shiny cover up thing. I have a thing with clothes that are either silver, shiny, blue, or have a bird somewhere on it. Yeah, I know. Simple minds and all that…
Then, there was the jeans I had to buy. Yes, had to buy. I was wearing nice, awesome work clothes to work, but that changed a long time ago when they forced me into the second section I currently work at in afternoons. I have to wear jeans, so yeah, sucks. Anyway, I hate buying jeans and avoid it at all costs. I have the “huge ass, tiny waist” disease. Nothing ever fits my ass completely. If I can squeeze my ass into it, that means I have to cinch a belt so tight around my waist that my organs start playing musical chairs. Add in the fact that I also have short, thick legs and it’s a no-win situation.
AE was having a sale on jeans and I was dubious, as the quality of their products leaves a lot to be desired. I did, however, like their boot cut style, as the flare wasn’t huge and they had the right length in “short” jeans online for me. So, I bought two. This came to nearly $80. I had to toss out some old, worn jeans that had been with me since before college, so it was a necessary expenditure, but still. Yikes! Unfortunately, I don’t have that nice space between my thighs like the picture. I haven’t seen that since before I hit puberty and even my starve yourself by eating only a cup cornflakes twice a day diet didn’t bring it back.
So, yeah, I promised the husband I wouldn’t buy anything else this month. He laughed and said the month was already half over, to which I indignantly responded that it was not, there were still three long weeks left!