Thursday, March 18, 2010

3's a Crowd

On my break at work today, I decided I’d walk around in the sunshine – it’s so warm; in the low 60’s!! – and amble around a shopping area that’s next to my office building. I saw an absolutely delicious Betsey Johnson watch (I own two of them already, they’re ahhhhmazing!) and here’s the conversation that ensued – in my head of course, lest people think I am beset by the crazies: DISCLAIMER: I really don’t have multiple personalities. At least not that I know of.

Brie: Ooooh! Cute watch!
Irresponsible Brie: I…maybe…could…buy…it…
Shopping Addicted Brie: Maybe could buy it? YOU WILL BUY IT.
Brie: No—
Shopping Addiction Brie: Shutup, SLUT.
Brie: Okay.
Irresponsible Brie: Can you get away with purchasing this watch? Because if you can, then DO IT.
Shopping Addicted Brie: I bet if you buy this watch you’ll look skinnier.
Brie: I LIKE BEING SKINNY.
Irresponsible Brie: Just try it on…
Shopping Addicted Brie: Yes, yes my pretty, just try it on…then LOVE IT AND BUY IT.
Brie: I can feel myself growing weaker.
Irresponsible Brie: Are you okay? Cuz look, I want the watch, but I’m not going to like crap all over your life if you don’t get it.
Shopping Addicted Brie: Life ruiner, SHHHH!
Brie: [Whimpers.] I’m a life ruiner. I don’t wanna be a life ruiner! Life ruiners don’t buy watches!
Shopping Addicted Brie: That watch is SPIRTICHAL. It has jewels and swirlies and awesomeness all over it. What is wrong with you? BUY IT!!
Brie: I am strong. I can walk away. I have no money. Brandon will KILL ME if I buy it.
Irresponsible Brie: But look – maybe you could be buried with it on, then?
Brie: Hmm. Well--
Shopping Addicted Brie: You want me to call you fat? Cuz I WILL if you walk away from that Betsey Amazingness.
Brie: Be…strong…walk…away…
Shopping Addicted Brie: You’re walking away from a killer watch you killer LOSER.
Brie: Love all of you NOW SHUTUP!

I did it! I walked away. Only I’m not sure how I feel about it…clearly, I’m 1/3 okay with it and 2/3 crazy, which equals a 3/3 odd as hell post from Breezy! Math is DA BOMB.

[Pictured today, with a Betsey Johnson watch – though not the one in question…]

17 comments:

t. said...

woot! good for you for passing on it. i know it probably was not an easy thing to do. (says the woman who is 3/3rds shopping addicted.)

Jess2Impress said...

Way to stay strong... Not sure if I would have been able to.

battleinmind said...

YAY! Well done :) I know what it's like to have to walk away from an amazing purchase...you feel like your heart is literally breaking. It ruins my next few days when I can't buy something.

Have a good Friday :)

xxx

kelly anne said...

i'm glad i'm not the only person who has conversations like these in my head! :)

Kerri said...

Yeah I do that too actually. Only I never manage the walking away part if I actually have money. Usually I don't so it works out, lol.

lisalisa said...

haha this is so funny....made me smile!

brie said...

thanks for all the support and lovies, shopaholics!

Arielle Bair (Becker) said...

Yay for you! :) Knew you could do it.

Kristin said...

Cute humorous depiction of all the actually quite real thoughts that go through all of our heads! I laughed out loud especially how you could justify buying it because you could be buried in it!Perfect! I loved all of your 3 parts. They all seem friendly and fun. Glad that you won out though so your kid and hubby and you will have money to eat....byw, this is not Kristin just her computer. Its me. Penny.

Stephanie said...

As your fellow shop fiend, I wish I was there to witness or hear, I guess, this conversation about the watch.. Hilarious post.

now.is.now said...

Great post!

malpaz said...

hahah too funn i had the same sorta convo yesterday when i saw fall clothes on sale... i think i musta picked up and PUT DOWN clothes a thousane times!

malpaz said...

hahah too funn i had the same sorta convo yesterday when i saw fall clothes on sale... i think i musta picked up and PUT DOWN clothes a thousane times!

tracy said...

:) i loved your conversation with all your "selves". Please do this again sometime, to let me know i'm not the only one. (Even though i AM crazy!). And because it was just sooo great!
Thanks!

Alexandra Rising said...

Hehe, thanks for the giggle.
And I'm totes proud of you for walking away. Betsey Johnson is fabulous but eats wallets.

Katilexis said...

wow, willpower at its best

Stella said...

This cracked me up! I can TOTALLY relate.

Props to you for walking away! Betsey Johnson watches are totally cute and I don't know if I would have been as successful...