This just in, I’m rad. Well, Rad’s rad, but her recent post for Summer Black-Out Challenge 2010 reminded me that I had in my closet this cowboy shirt. I have had this shirt for at least fifteen years. I bought it when I was on tour (in a play, in another life) from a local K-Mart because, true story, I forgot to pack any shirts. A friend of ours told me that when he thinks of me, he thinks of me in this shirt, so I must wear it enough for it to be a signature piece without my even knowing it. I love that.
The jeans I’m wearing I bought yesterday because I was feeling claustrophobic so I went to a mall (this solution indicates the level of crazy I am working at right now; there’s an oceanfront and a wild park here, and I went to a mall
). I really wanted summer jeans
(it is not hot enough here for that to be weird): cropped, tapered (not skinny), cuffed jeans. These are skinnies in a size 14 (I’m usually a 10). I think they look great in the leg, but there is a lot
going on in the waist region which I can corral with a belt, but this solution might also be a level of crazy.
Cowboy shirt: no label, from a K-mart
Jeans: Gap (worn with the tags on in case I have to return them)
Crazy alert: orange
I was trying to do a doe-see-doe but nearly fell off the stool, while the cats did nothing.
And since I’m feeling a little unhinged, I must come clean on the subject of Summer Black-Out Challenge 2010. It’s not at all a challenge for me, at least not while I’m in writing mode. In teaching mode, I wear almost exclusively black (remember the still incomplete NYCool week
?) because I feel most comfortable in it, most professional and especially most safe from the arsenal of potential stains I face daily. A Black-Out Challenge during the teaching terms would be very tough for me, but it turns out that I actually wear a lot of colour outside of the classroom. I think I should revisit this challenge again when classes are in session.
Who’s with me?
(Please note: I am not of sound mind.)