My First 5 Possessions

25 Jan

I’m thrusting my stuff onto the world in sets of five beginning with cold weather gear.

Around the house, I’ve uncovered a disturbing number of hooded sweatshirts, jackets and coats. I have five hooded sweatshirts: blue, brown, dark gray, and two light gray. I have two rain jackets, a heavy coat, two wind breakers, a soft shell jacket and another thin work out jacket. Obviously I have work to do. Who needs twelve coats and jackets? Jeez. Here are five items I’m keeping for sure.

1. Champion brand coat from Target – This warm, waterproof, two-tone gray coat cost me $20 on the clearance rack at Target last winter. I bragged on this bargain for three full days.

2. The North Face knit cap – This is three years old from Sports Authority. Again, gray. Again, clearance.  

3. Heavy gloves – They’re marketed as ski gloves, but the last time I snow skied–in the early ’90s–I almost broke my neck. So I call them my “holy hell it’s cold out” gloves. I  bought them at Target, full price, at least three years ago. On my bike, they keep my hands warm in any temperature.

4. Buff –  It’s what’s on my face. It’s the cold weather accessory I somehow lived without until Christmas of 2011. If I don’t wear it while I’m walking the dogs my face gets cold and I get pissy. When i get pissy I kick the dogs. When I kick the dogs people notice. When people notice they call the police. Gotta wear my Buff.

5. Champion soft shell jacket – This red and gray coat is windproof and fends off rain. Again, I bought it at Target

Yes, I love Target. We both have Target debit cards. Every time we use them, which is every time we shop at Target, they automatically take 5% off the total. I used to shop at Walmart too, but we began a protest in November. Target is not in the news every week because they’re a socially conscious corporation. Walmart, over and over, chooses to do the wrong thing. Sure, the prices are low, but it’s because they ruthlessly screw everyone, including their own employees.

Picture time! You know how I love to look at myself in the mirror, how I enjoy snapping photos of myself. Here is a ridiculous photo of myself wearing my coat, Buff, and cap, moments before walking the dogs around the block. I also took one with me wearing mean eyes. Here are my bright eyes.




And just for the heck of it, here’s Chloe with the vegan muffins she had just baked.


3 Responses to “My First 5 Possessions”

  1. Oscar August 1, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    Your style is unique compared to other folks I’ve read stuff from. Thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just book mark this blog.


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