Yes, I bought another mirror… Yes, I can feel you judging me.
Paul once questioned my budgeting skills… in reference to dental floss.
You think I am joking.
I am not.
He stated that because I buy multiple small packs, we are getting gouged on the price-per-foot, and there must be a more-economical way to purchase dental floss.
I just stared at him.
Because if you are having a conversation where you need to defend your decision-making in reference to DENTAL FLOSS… someone is insane, AND IT IS NOT YOU.
I assured him that I am definitely buying floss in the MOST ECONOMICAL WAY POSSIBLE, and that if he can do better, THEN BY ALL MEANS, he should take over the floss responsibilities.
SHOW ME THE WAY, OH FLOSS MASTER.
So the next time I was buying floss, I took a photo of the price-per-yard… of ALL OF THE FLOSS FOR SALE.
But WEIRDLY, that night, when I attempted to SHOW Paul the photos proving that indeed! I AM buying floss in the most expeditious way possible; he was UNINTERESTED.
And I was like – oh. No. My friend.
You do not get to accuse me of frivolous-floss-spending and then refuse to sit quietly and pay attention during my flowchart presentation with graphs and PowerPoint while I disprove your fiscal-floss-theory like when Matt Damon Harvards the evolution of the market economy in the southern colonies and the pre-Revolutionary utopia of the capital effects of military mobilization. (or something)
HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPLES?*
*see comments if you have zero idea what I am referencing.
Anyway, my point is that because I am such a frugal-acquirer-of-floss, I have lots of extra cash to spend on useless crap.
SUCH FANCY CRAP.
Fortunately, I have amazing taste and never purchase anything that is not evidence of such!
You want proof?
EXHIBIT A: I am patiently waiting for Christmas morning, when I will present this glorious gift of warmth and fashion to my brothers.
(IF YOU KNOW MY BROTHERS DO NOT TELL THEM… which, yes, correct, my brothers do not read my blog, even though I feign interest in their screenplays.)
Now I have to go because I am way behind on my scheduled task of sticking my face in a pile of sleeping furmunchkins…did you know: KITTENS SMELL EXTRA DELICIOUS WHEN THEY SLEEP.
ps, THE HOLIDAYS ARE UPON US… if you have not read my HOW TO MAKE A BOW post, it has everything you need to succeed in life: my mother, Kenny Rodgers, and a stapler.
Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
December 12, 2017 @ 10:46 am
December 12, 2017 @ 5:22 pm
I feel compelled to point out that you must be my long lost Sister, even though I have one I can find. She does not like anything old or fancy, least of all mirrors. I too am a mirror addict, although not as ornate or beautiful and in smaller scale. I have rescued many from in pending doom at the side of a curb. How could anyone discard such a treasure?
Love your blog!
December 12, 2017 @ 10:07 pm
NO NO NO,!!! Men never get it, they lack some chromosome or gene or whatever!!! they need to be right about something. Just snuggle the flufflemunchkins and don’t fret about it.
December 1, 2022 @ 2:44 pm
Could not be happier to once again be reading my favorite blog, ever! Please continue to enlighten us with all things beautiful and unique, as you are.
December 12, 2017 @ 10:53 am
You sure know how to brighten the morning. I’ll still be laughing at your brothers Christmas present for hours. Thank you for sharing a slice of your life with Paul, Reminds us all not to take things to seriously.
December 12, 2017 @ 10:54 am
You are giving that fabulous mirror away!! Even to loved ones?!?!?! It’s gorgeous and I’m sure you must need one more fabulous mirror!!!!
December 12, 2017 @ 10:58 am
No, click on Exhibit A to see her glorious gift!
December 12, 2017 @ 10:57 am
Who wouldn’t want one of those!! I’m sure your brothers will talk about that gift for years!
December 12, 2017 @ 10:57 am
If it’s an antique, doesn’t it go in the investments column? I mean it’s only going to gain value.
December 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am
YOUR BROTHERS GIFTS 😂😂😂😂😂 I don’t know what I was expecting but that wasn’t it. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
December 12, 2017 @ 11:01 am
I just re-watched that movie a couple of months ago, and it has “held its value”. The ski-masks are hysterical.
December 12, 2017 @ 11:04 am
Ah, yes, proving a point with evidence and PowerPoint is only accepted when a husband is presenting it. 😏
December 12, 2017 @ 11:05 am
Whew!!! I feel better already and yes I do think your brothers will love their “gift”. Oh and I have a house in Santa Fe New Mexico so if you ever want to come and visit let me know!! I’m an acquirer of fabulous things like you – but our styles are slightly different so we can be friends instead of competitors when we go shopping!!!! LOL!!
December 12, 2017 @ 11:07 am
Love. That. Clip! Thanks.
December 12, 2017 @ 11:18 am
You need to keep that mirror! It is the most beautiful yet!
December 12, 2017 @ 11:19 am
Adore the new GFT. Cannot have too much gilt.
One word of caution: Beware of intersecting Chi. I noticed from the photo that another mirror was reflecting in the new mirror and could potentially cause your chi to get caught in a never-ending game of Chi-Pong. This is not healthy and can create a trap for energy. Which might come in handy with the furmunchkins . . . . . . but Be Careful!
December 12, 2017 @ 11:19 am
My Craigslist skills suck. I aspire to be a CL maven like you and buy shit that will annoy my husband. Fab mirror. Fab clip. Thanks for the morning smile.
December 12, 2017 @ 11:33 am
I have to ask: Do you love your brothers? Do you even LIKE them?? Strange gift, but hey, whatever floats their boats..
Love, love the mirror… Beautiful! You must have endless energy to be able to find and drive to acquire your treasures. I’m in awe..
And, yes, furmunchkins smell extra delicious when they sleep..no matter what the age.
December 12, 2017 @ 11:38 am
Laughed out loud when I clicked on Exhibit A! I think my entire family needs those ( I feel like they’re more Davie Jones than Barbarian, and the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies are some of my fave movies ever!) No judgment here… just jealously. I mean, GFTs and kittens….. what more could a girl need?
December 12, 2017 @ 11:42 am
I would get a year’s supply of dental floss, put it in a box, wrap the box with dental floss instead of ribbon and put a tag on it “From Santa Floss”.
December 12, 2017 @ 11:54 am
December 12, 2017 @ 12:03 pm
Best commet ever….
December 12, 2017 @ 11:45 am
I love it every time I see a post from you pop up! Beautiful mirror, by the way.
December 12, 2017 @ 11:53 am
One can NEVER have too many mirrors! It’s perfect. Just one knit octopus beanie, on the other hand, is too many.
Happy Hannukah and Merry Christmas!
December 12, 2017 @ 11:57 am
Oh my goodness. Your post made this grey morning so much brighter! Thanks for the giggles and the movie clip–it was wicked awesome!
December 12, 2017 @ 12:23 pm
I knew this knowledge would come in handy someday–you can get “20,000 Yards of Listerine Gentle Gum Care Woven Cinnamon Mint Dental Floss Bulk” on eBay for $79.11, free shipping. Merry Christmas to your husband.