Question for You . . .


Now, after my post about how I like to buy the same thing but in a variety of colors, would someone care to explain to me why I’m wearing the same pink shirt in more than five pictures on this blog? Each picture was taken at different times, and in different situations. There’s also another picture of me wearing the shirt in one of its other available colors . . . green. I don’t even have that many pictures of myself on here. It’s slightly disturbing. If you’re looking for me tomorrow, I’ll probably be shopping.

If One is Good, Then Five Must Be Great!

Disclaimer: This is possibly a cry for help. I’m not quite sure yet.

I’ve known about my clothes dilemma for quite some time now, but it has only been recently that I’ve discovered just how bad the problem is. Well, there are a couple of issues really. First, I tend to hang on to clothes for sentimental reasons. Here is some of the reasoning that happens:

Sure, I haven’t worn that shirt for two years, (and when I say “two,” I really mean three–I’m still a bit in denial) but it was the shirt I wore on our ward Trek. Besides, you never know when a western-style shirt (and when I say “a western-style shirt,” I really mean three) will come in handy.

Or

Well, I know those skirts are not cute, but I bought them at the end of my mission to wear when I got home. Remember that?

Or Even

I can’t get rid of that! So and so gave that to me for my birthday. So what if it was when I turned 17? Good times.

Do you see my problem here? Well, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Another real problem comes in when I go shopping. You know how sometimes it’s hard to find something you like? I dread that. Luckily, over the years, I’ve come up with the perfect solution to that . . . When you find something you like, buy it in every color available. If you think I’m joking right now, you’re sadly mistaken. I went through my closet a little while ago and took pictures of everything I had more than one of. Now these aren’t just things that look similar, these are things that I have bought the exact same thing in more than one color. Here are the results:


I’ll save you the trouble of counting and just tell you there are 25 pictures there. 25! No wonder I always feel like I’m wearing the same thing–I am, just in a different color.

Now, I did manage to part with some of these items. Consequently, the next time you go to the DI you might want to have this conversation with the associate, “I like this, but do you have it in another color?” The answer just might be yes.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – AKA: I Might Be Addicted

I LOVE Easter! I’m slightly ashamed to admit that my reason for loving the holiday mostly centers around candy. Obviously not too ashamed, otherwise I wouldn’t be writing this. Really though, I can’t wait for Valentine’s Day to be over each year because I know that’s when stores start busting out their Easter candy. It really is the best candy of any season. Because I don’t want to lead any of the other Easter candy on, I have to confess my true candy love:

Starburst Jellybeans: Tropical flavor
Note: This particular variety of Starburst Jellybeans can be found at Albertson’s and Smith’s grocery stores. Don’t try to find it at Wal-Mart, you will search in vain. And don’t settle for just the regular Starburst Jellybeans. NO! It has to be the green bag!

I just might be a little obsessed. And judging by the six bags (shown above) that I’ve already consumed this season, it’s possible that I’m slightly addicted. Now, before you go judging me, I didn’t eat those six bags all by myself. Alright, I probably did polish off at least two or three of them without any help–so, judge away.

My theory is that since these only come out once a year I have to get my fill while I can. And judging from the previous taco posts, “my fill” of anything obviously involves consuming the equivalent of my body weight.

That theory may be why last year, when my cousin Katie gave me a gumball machine filled with these and called them “Love Beans” to help me “find a mate in 2008,” they didn’t really work. Apparently, putting on five+ pounds in the course of a week or two doesn’t actually help you get dates. It was worth a try. Now I know.

Well, the great news is, Easter is still a week away and the stores are still fully stocked of these delicious little treats. Happy Eating! Uh, I mean, Easter!