John is leaving to go to Burning Man this weekend, so we hit up some thrift stores around town to get him some costume stuff.
The evening consisted mostly of me being distracted by awesome stuff for myself, and not helping John much at all. It also resulted in some of the funniest / weirdest conversations we’ve ever had. Which says a lot, as you probably know.
Me: *holding up pink blazer* “What about this?”
John: “I already have a pink blazer.”
Me: “Yeah, but is it THIS color pink?”
Me: “Exactly. And this one has shoulder pads.”
Me: “Oooooo – look at these purple slipper thingies!”
John: “You’re not helping…”
Me: “Yes, I am! These are awesome…. for me.”
John: “We’re supposed to be finding stuff for me!”
Me: *sighs and puts slippers back* “Oooohhhhkay….”
——10 minutes later—–
John: *begins to try on the purple slippers*
Me: “Uhm, those are the slippers I was just trying on – they’re gonna be to small for you.”
John: “They are?”
Me: “Yes. Pay attention. Those will fall off your feet at burning man anyway. And more importantly, they’re much cuter on me.”
Suddenly, a song starts playing over the sound system – a beat which I know well. I look up at John in shock.
Me: “Holy shitballs.”
Me: “We just got Rick Rolled*.”
John: *laughing* “Holy crap, that’s awesome.”
We found many goodies while we were out (and yes, I did come home with a large red & white striped popcorn bowl. Because who doesn’t need that!??), and also a pair of vibrating slippers that I REALLY wanted to buy, but realized that I have 2 pairs of slippers at home and I was being ridiculous.
DAMN. I should have bought them.
We even stopped for some frozen custard on the way home. It was SOOO YUMMY and we both felt like fat-asses by the time we got back. But that didn’t stop John from asking….
John: “Can you find your fishnets so that I can try them on?”
Me: “Wow, did that just happen?”
Anyway, I think John is pretty well prepared for his Burning Man trip now.
He’s so ready, it’s kind of scary. No really, he’s freaking me out.
*if you don’t know what it means to get “Rick Rolled” you should probably just crawl out from under that rock you’ve been living under and find out.