The people that know me well know I’m a serial hermit crab when it comes to Winter clothes. (Hermit crab: Salvages empty seashells – aka jumpers – to protect them from predators – aka the cold). Ie: all my Winter clothes are hand-me-downs.
1 – I don’t like clothes shopping
2 – I am in a constant state of denial that I need to even own ‘Winter’ clothes
I’m serious… have a look at this cupboard:
From left to right (previous owner in brackets after)
- Overalls (cousin Hugh)
- Grey hoodie (Shinus actual owner not previous owner although I tried)
- Black zipup (H.O. aka Mum)
- Rain jacket (QAS soccer)
- Grey jacket (someone that donated it to Paddington St Vinnies)
- Blue jumper (Cherelle)
- Black jacket (H.O.’s best friend’s little sister)
- Children’s wallabies jersey (some child)
- Coach’s shirt (Brisbane State High)
- Wallabies jersey (actually owned by Sal!)
- Grey jumper (Rosalie crew clothes swap)
- Coach’s jacket (Brisbane State High)
- Light grey zipup (Bartzis)
- Blazer (Brisbane State High)
- Lab coat from the 70s worn to all Anatomy labs through uni by Sal (H.O. from when she was a scientist)
- And yes that to the far left is a Lemur costume.
So when Shinus was heading to Melbourne and needed his grey hoodie back the whole wardrobe could easily have gone in to disarray! It’s a delicate ecosystem.
Thankfully Super Loz (aka Lauren) was in town to take me Grey Hoodie shopping. The brief: One store, 3 or less things to try on, 10 minutes or less, celebration drinks on James street after. Luckily no challenge is too tough for Super Loz! Kathmandu Grey Hoodie, on Sale, 9 minutes, Champagne please!
(I don’t take a good selfie so here’s photos of said hoodie with PJ modelling and Bundy looking on amused:)
So after celebratory drinks and chats I got home and was so excited to have a jumper I had actually bought myself I wore it to bed… and woke up with a sore neck because the hood pushed my head into a funny position.
Moral of the story: Don’t wear a hoodie to bed.
Note: no clothes or animals were harmed in the production of this scientific article.
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