A few things I learned this week, in no particular order:
1. A knit maxi dress is a summer weather staple that does not translate well to winter. I attempted to wear mine with a large infinity scarf (good idea) and a pair of boots (bad idea) made out of suede (worst idea EVER!). My dress was sticking to my legs all day, I felt like my ankles were strapped together with a zip tie. Do not try this combination at home, or at the office, or for an activity. Stick to the knee-length skirt or leggings with your suede boots and put that maxi dress in storage until warmer temperatures arrive.
2. Small children wearing plush reindeer antlers and skipping around the mall is charming and adorable. Middle aged men doing the same thing is either ridiculous or frightening, depending on both the antlers and the man.
3. Wednesday evening is the BEST TIME to go to Ikea. I was in and out in less than 20 minutes with a cart full of goodies. There were no crowds, no lines, and no hassle. If only I could put together said goodies with as little headache!
4. There are people who insist the pronunciation of focaccia is faux-cottah. I listened to a 10-minute discussion between two lunchers at the table next to me on this fact. Mr. Fauxcottah was wearing a Mickey Mouse wrist watch and his giant Android phone in an even larger case attached to his belt. Despite Italian pronunciation guides, I’d like to agree that Mr. Focaccia was correct, not Mr Fauxcottah.
5. This one is actually my own fault, but apparently when you call West Elm to check their stock of the most perfect tree topper in the history of tree toppers and they say “Oh yes, we have bunches of them!” you should DEFINITELY request they put one aside with your name on it. A simple “Great! I’ll be there in 20 minutes” does not suffice. The sad ending of this story is that the “bunches” of perfect tree toppers were completely sold out in the 23 minutes it took me to get to West Elm. Sob!
What did you learn this week?