Frrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrah! tah! sa! ma! da!
You want to know what else I can’t stand?
(I’m feeling fine! Why do you ask?)
SEEING SOCKS. Like out of a tennis shoe. Poking out like a little nosy turtle head. Nerp. I know it’s trendy. I know it’s cool with the Gen Z, but they’re wrong. I can’t even stand when I see my own socks! It looks so silly.
(children under the age of whatever are excluded from this rant. they can pull their socks all the way up their lanky legs and I find it achingly cute. but adults? stop it.)
Listen, I don’t mind if socks are peeking out of ankle boots that hug up over the ankle, that’s totally fine. Chic, even! But when a grown person has socks pocking out of tennis shoes to a substantial degree, Bev’s gonna laugh.
My friend Sarah even showed me videos on TikTok how it’s coming back in style and I could not have guffawed harder. This is also coming from someone who gets Talbots catalogues and AARP ads in the mail, so.
Let’s talk about kid electric scooters.
Do you have? Do you love? Do you hate? Are they pointless? Are they cool? Are they hard to charge? Do they take up space? Do your ears hang low, do they wobble to and fro?
It’s a Christmas and/or birthday contender this year, but I need to gather aaaaaall the info before we land on a decision. A lot of the 4th graders have them, and a slew of 4th grade girls scoot over after school every day and drop off notes and tiny toys for Natalie. She then makes a return note with a tiny toy from her stash and scoots (on a regular scooter) over to one of their houses and makes “a delivery.” And they go back and forth and back and forth until dinner time. This is almost every single day. And it’s super cute and very 1985, but of course now she “neeeeeeeds an electric scooter, MOOOOM.” And I’m like, “But your scooter works. It gets you from point A to B, and you’re getting exercise. And you don’t have to charge it. And you can leave it in the yard. And they’re a billion doll–”
So tell me, where do you stand with this? Are they really that great? Or meh?
Yes, I plan on selling a kidney to get us through this money pit of a life phase, thanks for asking.
ALSO, I really want to put together a gift guide this year for you. I want it in your HANDS (eyes?) right before Thanksgiving, but I’m coming up dry on what to freaking put in it! This is the thing, I’ve barely changed. Haha! The things I love and are obsessed with are items I’ve blabbed about for YEARS.
Would you still want that? Tell me what you’re interested in as far as a gift guide and I’ll jostle this noggin and start jotting down ideas. Skin care, for sure. Kitcheny stuff? Cozy things? Give me some specifics and I’ll do my best. It might be ten things tops but that might just what you need. Nothing overwhelming.
Also why did we never see photos of Taylor and Travis’s Halloween costumes?
The Talbots catalogues aren’t by choice.
I think we’re car shopping today. This afternoon? Maybe? I need to get out and bag up some of the garden that’s rotting and get that cleaned up for winter while it’s in the low 70s for the next few days. SEVENTIES. I’ll take it. Two soccer games, 1989 Taylor’s Version vault track obsessing (what’s your fave?!), boosters shots, and maybe a good long run. I’ve not been on a run outside since the race, and it truly has me in a funk. So I desperately need to carve out that hour for myself and get her done. I bet I come back in the front door a completely new person. (I SWEAR I’m fine! Maybe.)
From this week::: Just a mixtape. Ha! And an old one at that. But it’s SUCH a good vibey playlist that I feel like you’ll really love it for November.
Tell me what’s for dinner tonight.