Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Why I Love Geoff

So I'm about like 5 lbs away from fitting into my pre-Jack pants (shirts, who knows? what with nursing and all) and until then, I'm stuck with ONE PAIR that look good and fit me.

One.

I get spitup on them like daily, too.

But I can't justify spending money on new pants because I'm SOCLOSE to getting into the old ones.

But then I go to get dressed to go anywhere other than the park or the grocery store and I want to shoot myself because I AM SO TIRED OF WEARING THOSE JEANS.

So I checked craigslist yesterday and found this:

1 pair of gap cargo pants in grey
1 pair of gap long and lean jeans
1 pair of gap sexy boot

Excellent condition! Non smoking/non pet home!!

For $20.

And -- yes -- I'm a size 12.  Fuck you.  I just had a baby 9 weeks ago.  A baby who weighed 9 lbs and 9.5. oz.  Without any painkillers whatsoever.  So you can all kiss my ass if you're judging me.

Besides, I intend to lose 17 lbs by New Year's (yep -- another lb lost since last week!)

Anyway, as you can see, the picture shows the new 1969 label on the jeans and so my heart started racing with excitement and I emailed her, fully expecting them to be gone already (I mean, hello -- it's been listed a WEEK!)

She replied -- they're still available and she's also losing baby weight and is now a size 10, etc etc etc.

So she's meeting Geoff today during his lunch hour for The Exchange.

And I just can't believe it.  All night, I kept telling him "This just seems too good to be true. I mean, she could sell those for $20 EACH probably!"

I also kept saying "Man, I just hope nothing is wrong with them".

I mean, there's no real pictures of the ENTIRE pants ... it's just that one label!  I mean, HOW IS SHE WILLING TO SELL THEM FOR $20!?!?

We may have been drinking Makers Mark while I was freaking out about what a great deal this is.

So Geoff said "Okay so do you like want me to look them over or something before I give her the money?" and I said "Well, I mean, I don't really care as long as they're not, you know, ripped and dirty or something."

This morning when we woke up, Geoff said:  "I had a dream last night".

I said "Oh?"

He said "Yeah, I dreamed those pants were totally disgusting, grass-stained, holes, moth-eaten, just nasty."

I had no idea my neurosis could affect his dreams.  We haven't seen Inception yet, but I get the feeling this is sorta what that movie is about.

I said "Yeah, if they're like that I don't want them."

He said "She probably wants the money to buy meth".

I said "Well, she is in Nipomo."

And he said "Oh yeah, definitely wants the money to buy meth".

I'll keep you guys posted.

3 comments:

Nicole said...

Can't wait to see/hear!

I was a size 12 pre-pregnancy and I fit in most of my pants...but most of my pants are ones I've owned since after my 1st kid, who's 7. I too am sick of my pants. I'll have to check out Craiglist!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

PLEASE keep us posted ! Can't wait to hear.

Steph

robyn :) said...

i could just hear geoff telling you his dream-hahaha! hope the new pants are just what you need! i scored on the dollar rack at plato's closet (consignment shop) a few weeks ago....abercrombie and fitch khakis for $1!!!!! i have only been in that store once and i remember it was LOUD and it was expensive. i found 17 other items that day, all for $1 each! another steal i am so proud of---Banana Republic dress, tags still on, for $6.99 at the local Goodwill :) secondhand--it's how i roll ;)