Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. the surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.)
A few years ago, my friend Annie brought something she’d bought out to Fire Island, fully believing it was going to be a fashion-forward item of clothing she’d get a lot of wear out of that summer. It is hard to describe, but she found a listing for almost exactly the same garment! It looked like Appalachian resort wear. It was the most hilarious, the most unwearable piece of clothing any of us had ever seen. Of course, we all tried it on (men & women of all different sizes). Bizarrely, we could all get into it and get it closed, but everyone looked like a different flavor of crazy in it. It was the ugliest onesie ever (and our house is affectionately referred to as the Ugg Shack), so we dubbed it the Uggsie. The Uggsie is still in the Fire Island closet, and we trot it out once in a while because it makes us laugh. Hard. It is the most People of Walmart item of clothing I’ve ever donned.
NOTE: I am heading out of town, so since I will be blogging from my phone, the next week and a half’s posts will be on time but brief.