Good shopping day

I’ve been off work all week, and while I had a giant pile of things to get done, I’ve mostly ignored it. Part of that was because I managed to come down with a cold and exhibit poor judgment — Candice and I were craving Starbucks at 10 pm one night and we forgot to order decaf, thus ruining that night’s sleep and the following day — and part because I’m just being lazy and flopping.

But not today! Today I went shopping.

Bought a couple of spandex-cotton polos from America, one brown and one light blue, two for $50; a couple of t-shirts from AA, one fuchsia to go under a black polo, the other army green; a mango, brie and coriander panini for lunch; and a chambray shirt (which that link inexplicably calls “denim”, but it’s not) on sale at the Gap for $20, one size down to keep it snug. I have to be careful washing that one, though. Tried on some gray jeans, which I want for the summer, but it’s too early in the season for me to have any judgment on whether or not it’s the right gray. They didn’t fit well anyhow.

I also picked up the latest Details to read over lunch. Details has been good lately, maybe just because the stuff I’m wearing and the stuff they’re showing intersect a bit more than usual, but also because they’ve been running some great articles about fashion don’ts that I’ve been meaning to share with you: last month’s Say No To Square-Toed Shoes, and this month’s Get Your Wallet Out Of Your Pocket. The PT Cruiser analogy in the shoes article is perfect.

Odd thing I noticed driving home today, tried to get a picture of, but failed because of the light changing before I had a chance: A dry cleaner downtown has a sign up that says “Support the Troops – Red Shirts Half Price”. Now, I know that the “red shirts” connection is that there is a thing going on lately in which people wear red on friday to somehow telekinetically support our troops in Afghanistan, even if half the people wearing red do think they’re in Iraq — but the only thing I can think of when I see all these mentions of “red shirts” is Star Trek, which is a bit off-message. 

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