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My Year of Stupid (Take One!)

After getting my braces off the other day, I decided to treat myself to a little shopping at Cost Plus. It was chilly outside, but warm in the store, so I took off my coat. After meandering through a few aisles with it tucked under my arm, the coat made its way into my shopping hand basket.

One of my favorite things about Cost Plus is the little section with coffee and tea samples at the back of each store. I poured myself a cup of scaldingly hot black coffee and continued browsing. There are so many unique items at Cost Plus. At the end of an aisle, I stopped to look at a selection of Sticky Fingers scone mixes. There were so many yummy-sounding flavors, like blueberry and cocoa chocolate chip, and they all looked easy to make. I was entirely distracted, balancing my coffee in one hand and my shopping basket in the other, imagining the impressed look Sexy Nerd was going to have when I served him up a batch of freshly made scones. I was going to knock his socks off!

Well, I may have been a little too distracted. I looked down at my shopping basket. While absent-mindedly daydreaming, my coffee sample hadn't quite been upright.

I had poured most of my free coffee right onto my white coat, right in front of everyone.

And this is no exaggeration - I had washed my coat just the day before for the first time ever. Of course!

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