Hi everybody. I'm running around like a maniac this week and with next week being the holiday I'll be in Mommy-Mode full time, so I may not be around much in the beautiful alternate reality of the internets. So I'm posting another re-run. This one from April of 2010. Time to get your rocketship underwear on!
I love the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. It was inspired; creative,
with a combination of great illustrations and wonderful writing. I
remember this one where Calvin is flexing his little arms in front of a
mirror wearing just underwear and his "I'm going to take on the world
and win" grin. And he says something like, there's nothing like rocket
ship underwear to make you feel invincible.
I have my
version of rocket ship underwear on today. It's my new Chef Wong's tee
shirt. Chef Wong's is a great Chinese restaurant in the area. The family
ate there one fall day, and they had these shirts hanging on the wall for sale. The Man's
back was to them, but I kept pestering him to look at them. The exchange
went a little something like this.
Me - Check out that tee shirt. It's so cool!
Him - I will in a minute.
Me - But it's awesome. You have to check it out.
Him - I will in a minute.
Me - Seriously. It's the coolest ever. You have to look at it.
Him - Can I eat some General Tso's first?
Me - I guess. But you're looking after two bites
the Man, smart man that he is, got the impression that I fancied the
shirt. He got one for me for Christmas. He used it to wrap two dvds.
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Hero, so it was a total Kung Fu
Christmas theme going on with that part of the gift.
We pause here for Ava's benefit since she can't say Kung Fu without hearing this in her head:
Okay. Now back to our regularly scheduled post.
I'm wearing the Chef Wong shirt today. It's short sleeved, so I had to
wait for nice weather to put it on. And let me tell you I put it on.
Along with the whole rocket ship underwear attitude. Not even finding
dog crap in my living room- that the offending dog stepped in and
subsequently tracked around- could dampen my spirits. Now that is one
magic tee shirt.
I do have a bit of a tee shirt obsession. I'm currently waiting for
just the right moment to bust out the Will Farrell "More Cow Bell" shirt
for the season.
a tricky one. You have to know when the right unveiling time is for the
warm weather. You don't want to do it too early and have to cover it
with a sweatshirt. You run into dangerous territory if you try to contain that much awesomeness. Nuclear meltdown type stuff.
So, do you have any healthy obsessions? Any talismans that act like rocket ship underwear? Lay it on me!
Nick Wilford, Black and White
3 hours ago