Monday, February 6, 2017

i still might spend it on BonneBell Lip Lites

When I was probably about twelve or thirteen years old, I was switching out my winter and summer clothes when a flash of brilliance struck.  I decided I'd put a ten dollar bill in the pocket of my jeans, so that when I pulled them out of the closet the following fall, I'd come across that little surprise and be delighted to remember I was ten dollars richer than I thought I was.

I told my mom about my idea, and she said, "Well, if you're the one that puts the money in the pocket, it's not going to be much of a surprise."

She was right, so I kept the ten bucks and probably spent it on some BonneBell Cappuccino Lip Lites and a tube of roll-on body glitter.

Today was unseasonably warm for February in Pennsylvania, so I wore a light jacket I hadn't worn since last spring.  When I got to the office and put my keys in the pocket, I felt a piece of paper.  I figured it was an old receipt, so imagine my surprise when I pulled it out and discovered that it was in fact a ten dollar bill.

You would have thought I'd won the lottery.

If only my thirteen year old self had known that in fifteen years, I would be leaving money in my pockets and really and truly forgetting it was in there.

It's just as great as I imagined it would be.

29 comments:

Erin of TexErin-in-SydneyLand said...

My 9 year old stepkid from a $20 bill on the sidewalk about a month ago. He kept trying to give it to me because he said I buy him stuff already, so he's just paying me back. I explained to him that I appreciated his generosity, and that generosity is a really, really great trait to have, but he needed to keep that and spend it on something fun. He was still hesitant. When I suggested a few new lego mini-figures, he was sold.

Steph said...

The perfect little anecdote on a Tuesday morning!
Thanks Laura!

Faith said...

Hahaha, it really is the best finding money in my pocket!

Lizzie Simantz said...

Hahaha! Finding money is the best feeling!!!

Bekah Bruce said...

That is the best little surprise! I totally laughed out loud about the roll on body glitter! That was such a trend! Ha!!

Klein Dot Co said...

LOL! Also, loving the new blog design :)

Rebecca Jo said...

haha. Yep... I forget all the time about cash in my pockets & its the BEST FEELING when you find it.
I have a dollar bill in one pair of jeans - every time I put them on, I'm excited... but I leave it in there so I can be excited the next time I put them on. Seriously - that dollar bill has been in for years now. Makes it through all the washes... I just cant take it out at this point. & what's worth $1 anyway more than my sheer joy of finding it? ;)

Rachael Alexis said...

After a long few night shifts, this post made me SO happy. It is brilliant really...there is nothing like putting your fingertips on the crisp edges of happiness, or better yet the worn down soft mushy bills that start to feel more like toilet paper after being washed in the warm load a few times. Nonetheless, the smell of forgotten money.

I am so happy you commented on my blog because it brought me back to yours. After I switched domains and disconnected Google Friend Connect I lost a lot of blogs I used to read. Your quirkiness in this riot of a world is always warranted <3

XOXO Rachael
http://aduchessandablog.blogspot.com/

Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld said...

I once found $25 in an old graduation card and I was ecstatic!! The real question was how I even managed to leave it in there in the first place! I always double-check everything, so it was shocking to know that I had missed something! Ha!

Kelly said...

I think that is a genius idea by your younger self! I could probably stash money in a coat I wear once a week or so because that's about how long it would take me to forget I put it there.

JKemper said...

You always write the cutest stories! I love it!

Angi said...

Finding money in coat pockets is the best thing in the world! And oh man...I didn't have BonneBell Lip Lites but in junior high and high school, BRING ON the Lip Smackers Lip Sparkler in vanilla frosting. I can still smell it if I think about it hard enough. And I won't lie, I'd probably still use it today if I had one.

Emily at 'a little bit of Emily' said...

Finding money like that is the best!

rooth said...

Ha! My mom used to love to stuff kleenexes in her coat pockets but once (and only once) I found a twenty!

Amie said...

I am totally with you on this!! I even love just finding a dollar, it's the best!!

Brianne said...

Finding money you forgot you had is one of the best feelings ever!

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

Yes!!!! Best feeling EVER. hehe

Katie said...

Finding money is always the best thing! I once hid $50 in my room when I was 17 thinking it would become good motivation to clean my room. I actually completely forgot about it until I moved out and it was glorious!

Sara Elizabeth Miller said...

My sister hid money in her books in college... she refused to pick up the (19) boxes of books from my parents house... so that was a doubly good day for me when I got to go through them and sell them. ;)

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

What a fun surprise!!!
It was gorgeous in PA today!

Sara Blinder said...

There is nothing like finding money in places you're not expecting it. Cash or gift cards, both are awesome. Also, it was all about the Lip Smackers for me. :-)

Jas @ All that's Jas said...

I get excited when I find a dollar in my pocket, finding $10 IS like winning a lottery, lol.

Julie said...

That's awesome!!

Erica Ashley said...

I love this!! I am so forgetful I could probably go put money in my pockets right now and tomorrow I would be surprised!!

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

I was looking for an old wallet to give to my daughter to play with and when I found it and peeked inside, $60USD was in there and it was like Christmas!!

Kristy Sayer-Jones @ Southern In Law said...

Haha yessss. Jesse is ALWAYS leaving money in his pockets and I count that as my payment for doing laundry :P

Finding surprise money is always a bonus!

Victoria said...

I've done this before and it IS soooo exciting!!!! (Can't take credit for being a genius. It was a total accident.)

And...The BonneBell lip gloss and roll on glitter reference...The late 90s early 00s in a nutshell!!! I bet a still have tubes of BOTH stashed away somewhere. We were sooooo fan-say!

Emily said...

Lol @ rollon body glitter. I remember those days. I love finding money in random pockets. Did you mom secretly put it there or was that a mishap on your behalf?

Jenny Evans said...

My capacity to forget things is pretty large, so I think your mom's admonition to you makes no sense. I may have even done this before - but wouldn't remember if I did.