Do all couples fight about closet space, or is it just us?

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Disclaimer: I really like clothes. And shoes. And all types of accessories. I get it from my mother. My mother is not your typical mother who has absolutely no fashion sense. My mother knows how to dress herself. She's passed down the shopping gene to me AND my 2 brothers as well.  I didn't realize this until I took them out shopping around the holidays for clothes and I dropped over $300, 90% of it on them. They can easily outshop me, which is a terrifying thought.

Anyway, I always thought I'd go for a guy who was well dressed, but sparingly so. I.E. he looked good in what he wore, but he only had maybe 5 shirts, 5 sweaters, 5 pairs of slacks/jeans, 2 suits, and 3 pairs of shoes (black dress, brown dress, and some sneaks). I THOUGHT I'd gotten that in The Boyfriend. He's totally a guy's guy. Almost cliche how much of a guy's guy he is. He loves all things sports, and can watch sports from dawn til dusk, all year long. He also likes to fix things himself, he likes beer, hates my indie pop music, etc.

Turns out he's not as much of a guy's guy as I thought. . . .

So, I wanted to get my clothes in some sort of organized state before the new year. Since it's New Years Eve, that means I have a only a few hours to get this done (good luck). Unfortunately I found most of my folded shirts were in a miserable wrinkled state due to lack of space, and my sweaters were getting torn up since they rubbed up against the drawers since I had to jam them all into 2 drawers, again due to space.

"Argh!" I shouted to The Boyfriend. Why do I hardly have any space for my clothes?!

His response? "Because you have too many clothes."

To be fair, his response is probably true, however as I was stuffing a jacket into the coat closet, I realized that he actually had more coats in the closet than I do (and we live in Texas where it's hardly cold). So I proceded to take inventory of both of our clothing spaces and compare them side by side.

Shockingly, it is split pretty much 50/50. Which means if I have too many clothes, that means he does too.

Who knew I would end up with a closeted (pun intended) clothing whore like me? If we have kids, they might have to sleep in the closets while we convert their rooms into giant walk ins.

New years resolution as a couple. . . . organize the closets!!!!

This will cut into my TV time!

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My family and friends must think I'm more creative/intellectual than I really am. I got a bunch of books over the holidays.
The Boyfriend's father is already asking me if I've devoured Steve Jobs biography. . . . Sadly I have yet to crack it open.
Actually, I take that back. My baby brother got me what looks like a trashy romance novel I can read whilst in the tub. He knows me pretty well.

My Perfect Day

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Deepest apologies for the extreme absense. I was all set to give up blogging for good, but I actually missed it. So I'm going to go into the new year with expectations set high and start over. For realz.
Old Denton county courthouse
Obviously I went back to my parents' over the break. I normally go back to Denton about once every other weekend, but I never really get to enjoy Denton. I always  just go and hang out with my family (i.e. sleep in my old room and be extremely lame). But since I have a young 20 year old brother who enjoys discovering new things, I actually ventured out more than I normally would have.By "ventured out" I always mean the square. The Denton square is by far my favorite place in Denton. Growing up it always had a small town-y feel, and I loved visiting the old opera house that was converted into a recycled book store. The book store is still there, but the small town-y feel is starting to go away. . . . which may not be a bad thing.
Ye old opera house/Recycled Books store
Books Books Books! (And ugly carpet)
Denton is currently going through a "resurgence" to become a smaller version of Austin. In other words, Denton's trying to be hippy, but since it's a conservative town, it just comes across as hipster. Oh well. At least they tried.
The obligatory hipster coffee shop complete with leaf-y milk design
Don't get me wrong. There were still PLENTY of antique stores and kitchy clothing stores that sell overpriced aprons, however they were all closed due to the holidays (What an old fashioned concept. Who's closed the day after Christmas?? psh). So I was free to roam the brand new hipster stores. My favorite was a candy store called Atomic Candies that had just recently opened. Inside had an old retro feel (complete with old jazz records playing), however a lot of the candy was hilarious and I couldn't help grabbing a few mints and gums that had worldy comments on them.
candies I should've bought because they sounded yummy, but didn't because I was distracted by all the funny candies in there. Who knew candy had a sense of humor?
If I'm ever hankerin' for some jelly beans, I now know where to go. . .
Because who doesn't need a card catalog full of Obama-mints?
or bacon flavored floss?
What I ended up coming home with
So here's to Denton and the new year! See you guys soon!