Friday, January 21, 2011

Amie of the North no longer

I have some tragic news. My beloved Eski is dead. Well, not completely but she is pretty destroyed.

Eski and I met in 2006 when I was going through a thrift store phase. I came across her in the coat section. I was skeptical at first but I thought "Hey for $30 I can't go wrong." Everyone loved Eski (well mostly everyone). I didn't care if she looked weird or if people thought I looked weird in her I would just say out loud (not really) "Beauty is function" and keep shuffling along (because that's how I walk when I wear Eski). She had two furry balls and had embroidered images of the Arctic sun on the sleeves and someone killing a baby seal on the back. It is and was the only coat that almost goes down to my ankles (which isn't hard I know but still). She helped me walk to University of Manitoba (half an hour there and half an hour back each day). She was so warm. She had the best pockets, perfect for my iPod, but best of all she had a great hood. Until you wear a coat with real fur trim (PETA don't be angry) you'll never know how warm your face stays. It completely blocks the wind. Even this past week (5 years later) I was thinking "Wow this coat is still amazing. Blocks all the wind and I don't have to wear a hat and get hat hair." -50 weather is no match for Eski.

My good friend Pam rocking Eski out in my grade 12 math class. Look at that great fur. I mean Eski not Pam.

After I had her for two years she was attacked by my boyfriend's cat. She lost one of her furry balls but she took it like a champ. She still looked good and it was a funny story to tell people. You think I would've learnt my lesson but a year later a new puppy was brought into my boyfriend's house and that puppy was/is named Marley (or Moses). She and her puppy ways finally got her hands (I mean paws) on Eski's fine fur and took a big chomp out of the hood. However, after surviving one animal attack Eski stood strong and held it together (literally). Now fast forward a year and this puppy is fat (sorry I'm still mad at her) I mean chubby. I learnt my lesson and made sure that I would a) always hang Eski up when I went over to my bf's place or b) more recently I've just been throwing Eski on the ground in his spare room and closing the door (because I'm lazy). But this time I didn't close the door all the way. On my departure I walked in the spare room and lying in a pile of her own ravaged fur was Eski. I knelt to my knees and grabbed the fur and cried "NOOOOOOOOO" (yes I actually did that).
Now I am unsure if I should wear her still or if Eski's time is up. After 3 animal attacks I'm not sure I can still wear her. What do you think?
I don't know if I can still wear her in public.

Marley looking cute, but don't let her fool you. There is a demon Eski killer inside...

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