Monday, January 12, 2009

I silently judge and lose respect for this men I see in the morning who wear suits with sneakers. On my way into work this morning I saw this couple walking with their arm around each other in front me. She had on a skirt with stocking and tennis shoes, which is acceptable considering women often wear heels that are basically for standing still and looking cute, not walking. But for a dude, there is simply no excuse to rock the Mr. Rogers look in the morning. There are nice comfortable dress shoes made for men all the time. And even if you have minor discomfort, you just have to man up and make it into work. Besides, why stop at tennis shoes? Why not just wear a jogging suit to work, carry your clothes on a hanger, and change when you get work? Wouldn't that truly make them comfortable?

Also, since the election, street vendors and various other stores around the DC area, are selling Barack Obama paraphernalia like it is going out of style. I've seen shirts, hats, jackets, buttons, pictures with he and his wife, pictures with Obama's head photo shopped in, and even coins. Bumper stickers and buttons I can understand, but everything else is just excessive. This man will be for at LEAST 4 more years man. The campaigns, the "yes we can" slogans and the Internet push worked, because he's in office. But now, isn't it time to focus on his policies, his decisions, his appointments, etc? At some point the novelty has to wear off(and I mean that in a good way), and it will be time to scrutinize hires(exhibit A: Leon Panetta). I just don't think you can effectively and objectively do that if you're still rocking and selling tshirts and hats. I could be wrong here, and if I am, I'm sure someone will take me to task.

I started to write about the Eagles spanking the Giants' monkey ass yesterday after the game ended, but I thought it would be much more fun to do it this morning, just to annoy the Giants fans. You all have Plaxico Burress and Eli's ineptitude to thank for you loss, and I encourage you all to invite Cowboys and Redskins fans over your house to watch my Eagles next week. There's plenty of room on the bandwagon. I can't go deep in my shit-talking arsenal until the Eagles make the Super Bowl, which is not a given. Still, anytime we can send the Giants and the Cowboys home in a 3 week span, its a beautiful thing.

Cry Me A River - Patti Austin

6 comments:

Sab D said...

I'm with you with the excess in Obama gear - but personally I'm happy because the Obama shirts pushed all the al Pacino / scarface gear out of style.

Miss. Lady said...

I feel the same way about the inauguration as I did with election day; hurry up and get here all ready so we can this over with and get on with life.

maxwellsmusze said...

i saw an obama watch in a window on my way in this morning. that's a bit ridiculous.

Chubbs said...

I have to agree and disagree. While I agree that men should not wear sneakers with suits, I disagree that it's okay for women to do it. It drives me batshit when I see a woman wearing a chic suit, and some busted running shoes--it ruins the outfit--and gives the impression that she's got a pair of cheap, uncomfortable stilettos in her bag that she'll change into when you get to work. There are tons of better options...how about flats!?? Or just a comfortable pair of heels?!? That's why the shoe gods created Aerosoles and Naturalizer. Another thing I hate are those little colorful Chinese slippers with the glittery flowers that some women keep in their purse and wear in place of sneakers. ugh. awful.

(sorry Rashad--for the rant on your blog. whew! Now I'm gonna go back and read the rest of your post)

rashad said...

Chubbs,
Tell 'em why you mad son...

maxwellsmusze said...

she's got a right to be mad. those chinese slippers are ridic.