Flashback Friday: Ugly Sweater 2005

Flashback Fridais a weekly series on “Hopes and Dreams.”  
Each Friday a different memory from Jessi’s or John’s past is posted.  You are invited to join the fun and record a memory of your own, too, whether it be on your blog, in your journal, in an audio file, etc.  The objective is to foster an appreciation and desire for personal record keeping as we are forming our personal histories.  Also, if you chose to blog your memory, you are invited to link up to our memory (but only if you wanna).  
  I’ll never forget it.
It was a cold winters day during the Christmas season {How’s that for a dramatic intro!}.  I had been cleaning my closet for hours, going through each of the hundreds of articles of clothing I had and weighing in my heart whether or not I could live without it.  I came to one of my favorite sweaters.  It was soooo cute and trendy.  Wool with thick and colorful horizontal stripes, from the Gap.  I just loved this sweater.  But I had to be honest with myself, and I knew I needed to give it away because it had shrunk a little in the dryer.  So I begrudgingly tossed it in the D.I. pile.  Never to be seen again.
Or so I thought.
The very next night I found myself across town at an “ugly sweater” themed fraternity/sorority exchange. 
And.  Guess.  What.  
In walks this petite little guy who I’d never seen before, WEARING MY SWEATER.  AS AN UGLY SWEATER!! I approached him, gently interrogated him, and he confirmed what I already knew: he had just picked it up at the very D.I. I had donated it to the day before.  There was no doubt it was my adorable sweater that I had such an inner battle over deciding whether or not to sacrifice.  And this little “man” unknowingly threw my pain in my face by wearing it to an UGLY SWEATER party. I was so offended.  
Needless to say, I did NOT kiss that guy under the mistletoe that night. 
But I may have kissed a few others . . .
{Everything in italics may or may not be exaggerated for dramatic effect}
how’s THAT for a flattering picture!