We are sitting on the couch watching Die Hard 37 and I am meticulously tying pretty red ribbon with pink hearts around my pretty pink “Mommy Needs Chocolate” t-shirts. Are they available on the internet? No, they are not. They are not available on the internet because I can’t figure out how to put the damn pictures in the shopping cart. Trena has promised to come to my rescue but my to-do list has 9 million things ABOVE that project.
So why am I tying pretty ribbon around pretty shirts? Because I’m gonna take them down to the Pink Pantry tomorrow for the Chinese New Year celebration/party. Can I just say that it helps when one of your girlfriend’s owns the best coffee shop in Fairfax County and that she sells your shirts there? Preschool, your money’s a-comin.’
But I am starting to get a little insecure. Maybe the intended audience for the shirts–lazy men who have failed to shop for their wives for Valentine’s Day–won’t think they are cute. I decided to try them out on my husband when he asked what the hell I was doing.
K: Do you think these are pretty?
D: I guess.
K: Yeah, but do you think they will sell?
K: I mean, if you saw it in the coffee shop, would you buy it for me?
D: Babe, are you saying you want me to go to the coffee shop tomorrow and buy a shirt for you?
I swear to God. The things that come out of this man’s mouth. We got married? Seriously? Seriously. First in his class? Really?
K: Yeah, Babe. That’s exactly what I’m saying. After I spend 10 minutes putting a bow and tag on each shirt, I want you to go to the coffee shop and buy one for me? HELLO??? NO. If I wanted a shirt, I think I could make my own. I am just asking if you, as a dopey guy, would actually contemplate purchasing this for your wife as a last minute-not your usual Valentine’s Day present?
D: Actually, BABE. I was just sitting here thinking that it was a pretty cool present to buy. I mean. If your wife is a mom and if she likes chocolate.
K: There are women who don’t like chocolate?
D: And it actually looks kinda wrapped. So a guy wouldn’t have to do anything.
K: THAT is the point.
D: Yeah, I think they are going to sell.
Yeah, me too.
I’ll post a picture tomorrow. All the camera batteries are dead. Sheesh!