My friend Kate and I are going up to NYC in two weeks because we are addicted to the charm of Williamsburg and are planning on spending two full days there wandering the streets, shopping, eating, photographing everything, and making friends at new bars. It’s superbowl weekend too so we are going to attend a superbowl-slash-birthday party at our friend’s house in Manhattan. Last weekend we were there (we go up all the time because it’s so close to D.C. and we always have places to stay because we each know so many people who live in New York City), and braved the cold to shop throughout Soho. It turned out to be this super-fun day because NOBODY was out shopping, (because anyone who lives in NYC and wasn’t visiting for the weekend like us, was inside the walls of their home, watching movies and cuddled under blankets like sane people.)The salespeople in every store were so happy to see us and all of them, in like ten different stores, said that we were the first people they’d seen all day, or in hours. So basically it was like private shopping because the stores were completely empty but had these AMAZING SALES because all of the winter merch is totally marked down. Amazing selection, no dressing room waits, and super attentive helpful sales-people desperate for fun customers because they’d been alone all day. And it was then that we decided that shopping in 11-degree weather is very smart and very fun. So we were chatting on g-chat about how tempting it will be to buy everything we see in W.burg next weekend and our convo was as follows:
Kate: I am going to spend 10,000.
I already thought about it.
Me: hahahahah omg
i was just thinking about my budget too
and how I want to save every DIME for this
Kate: yeah dont eat all week
Kate: dont eat, dont drive your car, dont buy beer, dont do anything
just sit and wait
all the spring stuff will be in stores in the next week or so
and NO ONE WILL BE SHOPPING [because it will be -2 degrees out]
just paralyze yourself, hole up with alex, and DO NOT SPEND A DIME
me: HOW WILL I GET TO WORK
Kate: YOU JUST DEAL WITH IT. FIGURE IT OUT.
She will figure out a way to throw velveeta into anything. Velveeta’s not even that cheap.