It has been another Saturday where I have not done enough to warrant a Scattered Saturday post, and I have waited too long after my run to make a decent Running Commentary post (my run wasn’t such a much anyways). Instead I offer another Getting Ready post (which I need to come up with a better name for). At least I am amused myself by my gyrations in finding something to wear. Others can point and laugh or roll their eyes in self-satisfied superiority. Whatever floats your boat. I try not to judge.
Tonight’s Event is Purple in the Park with the Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs in Little Falls, NY. The aim is to all wear purple to raise awareness of the March of Dimes. Regular readers may remember that I dressed as a wizard to participate in the March for Babies. I was not a purple wizard, although I guess I could have been. I briefly considered wearing the purple graduation gown that was my back-up wizard costume to tonight’s event. Then I decided to dress like a normal person, or as much of a normal person as possible. After all, I can only work with what the Good Lord gave me.
I wanted to wear a large purple t-shirt with some bright-colored shorts I’ve had for years. Alas, I could not find one. That’s what I get for falling behind on my laundry. I knew I had a purple patterned button-down shirt that would work. Could I find that? Of course not! I nervously eyed the clock and wondered if I had enough time to do a load of laundry. I did not. In searching for some purple, any purple, I found the button-down shirt. Yes! I even went so far as to iron it.
What pants to wear? The shirt looks better untucked, so baggy shorts would not make me happy. Spandex would be OK, since the shirt covers my fat butt (don’t judge). I sent Steven out to my car, where my knee-length grey bicycle shorts were. Full-disclosure: they have been in a bag with other work-out clothes in my vehicle for about two weeks now, waiting for me to go to the YMCA after work. In my defense, many of the days I have not gone to the Y, I have gone running. Anyways, this is not a fitness post, stop judging my work-out habits or lack thereof.
Naturally I was able to find three purple earrings (I have three ear piercings) (cue jokes about holes in my head). Yes, they all had to do with wine. As they say, I gotta be me. I was delighted to also find purple ankle socks. I hope my blue little canvas sneakers do not clash too wildly, but it seems to warm for black sneaks and my white ones are too ratty.
For more information on tonight’s event, click on the link above. If anybody local reads this in time, come on out! Wear purple if you can; if not, at least you can cheer on the Diamond Dawgs!