11 August, 2008

Of beans and business casual

My beans are finally finished, and now I am wishing I had made some corn bread. Corn bread just goes so well with my pinto beans, but I wasn’t thinking when I rolled out of bed this morning and got the beans to cooking. Maybe I will make some after I run my errands. I make it with a touch of honey in a large cast iron skillet and the edges get so crunchy.
Now I really want some.
My dad used to say, “Want in one hand and shit in the other, then see which one fills up first.” Quite the sage, that one.
I am gonna go hit a few of the thrift stores and see if I can find some nice dress shirts. Sometimes it takes some searching, but I have found some nice van heusing or arrow dress shirts before that were in excellent condition for like 3 bucks apiece. That is worth the effort to search, since I have the time right now.
My neck and shoulders got bigger and most of the dress shirts I have are about a half size too small now. I can fit, but they feel too tight. I think I have to go shopping even if I can’t afford it. Hopefully I can make a pretty good dent in what I need at the thrift store.
I also want to find a nice pair of black captoe shoes, and maybe some wingtips. I can spitshine even an old pair to make them like new. I guess I better get me some lysol to disinfect the insides if I find any at the thrift store.
Not that I am likely to find shoes my size in the thrift store. I have short little duck feet. I guess that means I am hung like a duck.
I am trying to figure out a new hairstyle; I have just been leaving it shaggy and messy while I was in school, and especially this summer while I was a beach bum.
Well, I never went to the beach, but it sounds better than ‘pool person’.
I am tempted to go back to a flat top; I always looked good in one of those. I saw Matchbox 20 on Soundstage the other day and was thinking I could get away with how Rob Thomas wears his now that it is shorter. I also look good in a caesar like George Clooney used to wear.
If it seems I am thinking about my clothes too much, it is just habit. Whenever I got to a new unit, I would always take extra care making sure my uniform was immaculate and my haircut was sharp. It made the transition easier. It added a small bit of confidence that helped assuage my nervousness at being out of my comfort zone.
At least then I always knew what I was gonna wear. Einstein had a good point. Maybe I should just get five white shirts and five black ties….
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Your Business clothes are naturally attracted to staining liquids.
This attraction is strongest just before an important meeting.
–Scott Adams
My parents taught me what life was about
So i grew up the type they warned me about
They said my friends were just an unruly mob
And i should get a haircut and get a real job

Get a Haircut, George Thorogood

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