Something you may not know about me is that I'm not what one might call a fashionista. Oh sure, I usually have the well-coiffed short locks of an aging hipster, but as far as from the neck down? Let's just say I work the Repetition Model of dressing quite well. Repetition as in, "You're going to wear that…again?"
And because my body is not really cooperating with me on the old weight loss thing, and because I like to live in a world called Denial, I decide to spend my disposable income on other things. Like a new, big-assed rainbow umbrella from Target. Cost: $17.99
See, we had three days of rain recently and where I live, three days of rain is almost surely a sign that armageddon must be at hand because although it may be a cold place to live during a large percentage of the year, rainy is something it most certainly is not.
While trying to squeeze beneath a pathetic and puny umbrella at the bustop on Rain Day 3 resulting in a damp tushka (which in no way was on account of its larger size), I made a mental note: need new giant umbrella.
And now, I have achieved that goal.
Seriously. This thing is long and sturdy and if you haven't noticed, lime green. Cost: $20.
Notice how I work the Repetition Model, even with socks that are designed to be mismatched. Yes. Thank you, and thank you OCD! Cost (considering they threw in a free pair at check out because they had a promo going): $32
Total cost for some new happy fun stuff: $69.99.
A colorful and functional update of goods for a nice lady who is very mindful that money doesn't grow on trees and who still has the same bedroom furniture from when she was in college? Priceless.