Monday, November 7, 2011

Treat Yo' Self

Moments of comedic, manipulative, genius should be documented. This is one of those moments. 

The backstory is this. We've started watching Parks and Recreation again. Two of the auxiliary characters have a "Treat Yourself" day once a year where they literally treat themselves to anything their heart may desire. There is a poignant scene at their local mall where the "Treat Yo' Selves" are flying so thick and fast it's hard to keep up. 

Paul decided to have his own "Treat Yourself" day. He had a Maple Scone from Peets. He got a massage during lunch. And he attempted to purchase new sneakers (I personally think that when you have holes as big as the Grand Canyon in your shoes, new ones are more mandatory than anything else).

So being the clever self that I am, I decided to get something out of this "Treat Yo' Self" phenomenon. And sent Paul the email below.....

From: "Waggoner, Emily" <>
Date: November 4, 2011 12:48:41 PM PDT
To: <>
Could you please get me this? I really like it. I’ll be known as the Girl in the Leather Backpack.

Treat Yo’ self (to a happy wife)