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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The Power of Pinstripe


Some days I feel kind of like a poseur. And not in a hipster, techie, punk, stereotypical niche-type way. I feel like an adult poseur.

I show up to work every day like a responsible adult does. I do my job, and I do it well. I have a car and a home and the bills to prove it. I actually pay for things like heat and electricity. Secretly though, I'm always wishing I could be home in jeans and a sweatshirt watching cartoons and letting my mom make me grilled cheese. I miss the days when my greatest worry was getting my Bio homework done and wondering whether any of my friends would still be talking to each other by the time I made it to school the next day. Sometimes my 28 year old brain doesn't seem to like that I've had to evolve past that stage into something else. But what? Pseudo-adulthood?

This little secret (and please keep it to yourself, internet, thank you very much!) appears to manifest itself at school every once in a while. Like today, when I overheard a student making completely inappropriate yet hilariously funny remarks about a substitute teacher. Rather than admonish them, as an adult who is responsible for student's minds probably should, I let it slide. Was it because I can remember so vividly what it's like to be young and stupid, or was it because my mean streak thought their comments were apt and amusing? I just don't know.

The worst days for this type of problem seem to be Dress Down Fridays. Nothing screams "don't take me seriously, kids!" more than low-rise jeans, a Roxy thermal, and Steve Madden wellie boots with little skulls on them.

But honestly, how am I supposed to get the quality gossip when I'm wearing pinstripes and Polo?

6 Comments:

Blogger CarpeDM rocks hardcore!

I am both appalled and amused by those boots.

You feel like a poseur? I'm going to be 40 on Sunday and all I really want to do is stay home and play computer games. Oh, wait, I'm doing that tomorrow. Cool.

12:51 PM

 
Blogger Ween rocks hardcore!

At 29 I'm still worrying about getting my homework done. Except now it's cataloging and records management instead of Bio.

I'm not sure it's any different.

Also: LOVE LOVE LOVE those boots. I wish it rained here.

5:39 PM

 
Blogger stilettoheights rocks hardcore!

I have a thing against galloshes, or so I thought until I saw those.thank you for opening up my mind.

ok here is a secret of mine....sometimes on Saturday Mornings if I am alone I eat grilled cheese for breakfast and watch "That's So Raven"...that will surely make you feel like a kid again, you should try it.

8:52 AM

 
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

I love my Steve Madden boots!

Oh, and That's So Raven is adorable. It reminds me of when I used to watch Melissa Joan Hart in Clarissa Explains It All.

10:06 AM

 
Blogger stefanie rocks hardcore!

LOVE the boots. I also love that you're craving gossip from grade schoolers. Too funny.

9:50 PM

 
Blogger Lisa rocks hardcore!

I love the boots!!!! And I can totally relate... I let things slide sometimes too. Sometimes (shh, don't tell) I even turn my head and laugh a little myself. We can't all be adults all the time!

4:33 AM

 

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