Snap if I didn't just spend half an hour ironing one freakin' shirt. When I bought this trendy, detachable collar top at The Limited this past summer, it was marked down from $40 to a mere $15. Cute, cheap - it was a steal, I tell you, a steal! Now I understand how it made the journey to the clearance rack. As darling as these things are, they are a pain in the @$$ to maintain. You can't wash the shirt with the collar and sleeves attached because then the sleeves get mangled, and no amount of ironing can fix it. (Believe me, I tried with another top just like it. No luck.) So with this one, I was smart and unbuttoned and detached everything that could be unbuttoned and detached. Then the mission becomes attaching everything back the right way. Sounds easy, right? Well, next time it comes fresh from the laundromat, YOU can put it back together.
In other news, my two-week vacation draws near - begins this Monday, in fact, and I am hurriedly trying to tie up all loose ends at work before abandoning campus entirely. While e-mail and voice mail won't go neglected, December 20th through January 3rd will be all about getting started for the year that is 2005. Next year, I will eliminate my credit card debt. Strive to pay my car loan off two years early. Shave off some of the kangaroo pooch I've been hauling since middle school. Paint my bathroom. Start something new. I can feel the excitement in my toes.
P.S. Just did a little surfin' and found this link on someone's blog. Goshdarn hilarious.