I have this thing for guys’ clothes. I love warm, cozy hoodies for after workouts; big, baggy t-shirts for sleeping; and large, oversized cardigans for wearing. Sometimes, it’s just comforting to be wrapped up in a big pile of cloth.
I’d steal clothes from my brothers, but unfortunately, we tend to have different styles. Theoretically, I could just buy guys’ clothes, but it’s a little bit awkward when you’re five-foot-six and skinny and you try to buy an XL men’s tee. The cashiers would probably assume that the purchase is a gift, but it’s awkward for me because I know that I’m the one wearing it. Comfort clothing, after all, should come no strings attached.
So the most suitable way to acquire guys’ clothes? Steal them from male friends. A couple weeks ago, I borrowed a hoodie from my friend Brian because I was cold. After wearing the cozy blue-gray salt and pepper hoodie for the whole day, I didn’t want to give it back. Brian and I struck up a deal: I could keep the hoodie if I baked him Peanut Butter, Banana, Date, Oat Bran Muffins, a New York Style Crumb Cake, and a Chocolate Bailey’s Date Cake.
I figured that the easiest way of payment would be to stagger the baked goods by a week. The first week, I brought the muffins to English class, where they were promptly consumed by the people who sat near us. The second week, I brought the whole square pan of Crumb Cake and gave it to Brian, pan and all. (Which reminds me that I really need to get the pan back from him...) The third week, I asked Brian is he happened to have any whiskey so that I could make the Chocolate Whiskey Date Cake that I had been dying to try. He didn’t have any, so I used Bailey’s instead.
This is one of those no nonsense uber gooey, dense cakes which weighs about a thousand pounds. It tastes of chocolate and Bailey’s Irish Cream, one of my favourite combinations.