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October 15, 2002
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

So a couple of weeks ago, when a new mall opened up here in Sunny St. Louis, my mom got lucky and won a $300 shopping spree at Famous Barr. Well- actually, she only got halfway lucky. The $300 bucks could only be spent on men's clothing. Which ment me and my uncle were the lucky ones. And then my uncle decided that he didn't need anything, so I got the be the sole lucky one.

And now I have $293.48 worth of clothing in a couple of Famous Barr bags by my feet.

But it wasn't as easy as it sounds to do this- there were a few rules. I had to buy from specific "collections"... like Tommy Hilpufer, DNKY, Nautica, or Polo. So it was almost like a cruel joke- I got to get some free clothes and such, but I had to dress up like a yuppie. It was like "Brewster's Millions" with a twist.

In the end, I managed to pick out a few things that even I could surely wear. I just need to figure out how to get that damn "Ralph Lauren" flag off the sleeve of one shirt, and I think I'll be alright. And now I can say I own a $90 dollar sweater.

And at least my mom ended up getting a free dinner from her favorite (and only) son :)