Saturday, June 11, 2011

...booger dress...

Yes, you read the title correctly. I said "booger dress." So, last weekend I was out running errands (and may I mention it was sweltering HOT!). I happened to be in TJMaxx, and I happened to see a cute summery dress, and I happened to try it on, and I happened to buy it. For $13!

I wore my new dress to work on Monday with some leggings, feeling super cute. Got tons of compliments, which made my bargain find all the more worth it. I guess it was after lunch, and I was brushing my hair off of my shoulder when I felt something hard on my dress. Initially, I thought it was a crumb or something from lunch, but it didn't just brush off.

I couldn't see whatever was on my dress very well because it was on the backside of my shoulder. I asked my intern what she thought it was and if she could get it off for me. It was at that point that we realized this foreign object was SEWN INTO my dress. My intern acted casual and said, "Eh, just leave it. It might make a hole if you tried to remove the mystery item."

After another 5-10 mins, I was not ok leaving this random thing in my dress. I happened to see another girl intern and asked her to inspect the situation. She acted non challant and said something along the same lines as my intern. Thanks for nothing girls!

So now, I was on a mission of removal of this extra addition to my new dress. I saw the 3rd girl intern and told her she had to inspect my dress. Upon looking we still had no clue what the said object was, but we could tell it wasn't budging. That's when genius struck and intern #3 said, "I have tweezers with me!" So, out came the tweezers for full extraction of the wedged item.

It took some work to pull the item out from under several (read: 6-8) threads, but intern #3 was determined. She was finally successful, and upon further inspection, we both were disgustingly confident that the foreign object was nothing other than...


Y'all, I'm not kidding. We were both so grossed out that intern #3 flung the booger and started telling everyone I was wearing a booger dress! Ha! Needless to say, I didn't really feel very cute anymore, and this dress is forever going to be known as "booger dress."

Ok, obviously this is crazy and isn't a normal occurrence, but I guess my $13 steal came with something a little extra! Ugh! I'm not sure if you've put it all together, but all I can guess is that the booger belonged to either the dress maker, or more likely the fabric maker. NASTY!

Lesson learned: fully inspect ALL clothing before purchasing, especially at discount stores!

Thanks intern #3 for being so committed to the cause!

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Wednesday, June 01, 2011 look...

I had been bouncing around the idea of getting bangs. So I mentioned it to my hairstylist and of course she jumped at the idea. So, as of Saturday, this is my new look...we'll see how long they stick around or if I get sick of 'em and just let them grow out. I've gotten quite a nice response from everyone, which is super encouraging, I guess I'm just not sure if it looks like me, ya know?  My nephew (Brady, 9) said I reminded him of someone, he just couldn't figure out who...I suggested maybe it was Velma from Scooby Doo (the glasses really help the comparison) be the judge (the 1st and 3rd pictures are both Velma from one of the Scooby Doo movies, even though it may not appear so).

I may have just uncovered my next Halloween costume idea!