3.03.2009

bad day.

My brother, Tom, fell in love with this small, striped, jacket when he was in high school. He found it at the D.I. and bought it with hopes that a future son would wear it. Only one out of his 4 children is male, and the moment the picture above was shot is the longest Tom ever got him to wear it.
For some reason, I love this story. I love that Tom was the kind of person who bought an item of childrens' clothing while he was still in high school and that Sam (his son) doesn't get how great that is (yet.)

And, on a smaller, and somewhat cheesier level, it also demonstrates how life never goes as planned.

Yes, I'm admitting that today was a bad one. I never admit this. I announced to the kid that I gave a ride to tonight at 8:57 pm that "this is as grumpy as I get."

I have a whole list of reasons to be grumpy: They're all tangled in one mess of having offish hormones, being in the same building staring at a computer screen for 14 hours, having developed a new rash around my eyes, money, deadlines, being a Spanish moron, relationship issues, strange advice...

But in all honesty, this is the first bad day I've had since one other bad day I can remember from the summertime. That's still pretty lucky.

I'm also headed to California tomorrow for another vacation where I'll be until Monday. That's pretty lucky too.


6 comments:

whitney joy said...

I am so glad I never have bad days. Seriously So Blessed!!!

joking, I am joking

I am excited for your trip!

Dylan said...

i had the worst day ever a couple days ago. i blamed it on new york and the shitty weather going on here lately. i think i just need a day off!

Cambrie said...

Thanks for being dignified about your bad day.

Oh, and if you ever need a place to stay .....

mim said...

Hope things get better babe.

Marie said...

That jacket is AMAZING! Has Tom tried bribery?

MikeAlger said...

I got internet again and if only I had it sooner I could have talked to you on that great and dreadful day during that 14 hours maybe.