It’s like rain on your wedding day

For the first time in my life, I have 3 pairs of jeans that fit me. I love 2 of the pairs. Over the weekend I splurged on a $72 pair of Silver jeans. It makes me sick except that I love the jeans and have squandered a lot more than $72 in the past (collectively) on numerous pairs of ill-fitting jeans that I now loathe. My new ones look like this:

Not quite the exact pair, but you get the idea

Today I quietly bemoaned the fact that I have 2 pairs of beloved jeans and in two weeks, I will no longer be able to wear jeans to work. It’s back to ugly tan khakis and shirts with collars. Nice shoes and no Minnesota Wild sweatshirts. I’ll have to wear earrings or a necklace every day and behave myself. I shudder to think about it. I’m voluntarily leaving a job where I can wear my favorite jeans whenever I want, to take a job where I have to dress like a capitalist and pretend I’m oh-so-comfortable in the stupid stretchy poly/cotton blends that “business casual” women wear now. Isn’t it ironic, don’tcha think?

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5 Responses to It’s like rain on your wedding day

  1. Shawn says:

    Please forgive if this is rude or offensive, but I hadn’t attributed gender to you at all until this post. I’ve only been following you since maybe October or so when I noticed your blog in my my blog’s referrer logs.

    Your posts don’t betray much in the way of male/female and I read you via RSS so I didn’t notice the CSS template until now.

    I just thought I’d share with you my reaction and reflections, because I don’t know if that was your intent or not. I’m now scowering over old posts of yours that I read to see if I was just unobservant.

  2. clockwatcher23 says:

    Hi Shawn, I wasn’t trying to be gender neutral, but it’s fascinating that apparently I was, to some extent. I guess because my cats are my babies, and I feel so maternal toward them, I would think that all my cat stuff would be a dead giveaway! Isn’t it funny how our self-perceptions can be so different from others’ perceptions of us.

    I enjoy your blog and the theme of your blog. Keep writing.

  3. Alyssa says:

    For two weeks before Christmas (and a week after it), word from the boss-on-high was that we could wear jeans to work every day.

    I loved it. It was one of the best gifts they could have given us.

    I never have a shortage of jeans. I wear the same old boring work clothes day after day, but if one of my jeans starts to wear out, I replace it with another (and sometimes two). Casual Fridays are awesome.

    I say, good for you for buying a great pair of jeans you like!

  4. Silver Jeans says:

    Picked up this post and we here at Silver Jeans are very glad that you love our jeans. To show our gratitude(and even though you can’t wear jeans at work anymore) we wanted to share a discount code for 25% off purchases at http://www.silverjeans.com. Good luck with the new job!

    Promo Code: SJSTYLEFORFREE

    *Exp 1/22/10 * This discount cannot be used with other discount codes or promotions.

  5. Shawn says:

    Heh… good deal!

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