Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Don't Stop Believin'

Today, I'm wearing my Journey shirt.

This picture of Rashida Jones in Freaks and Geeks gives you a basic idea of what it looks like. The sleeves are a bit tighter, and I look quite a bit more awesome in it, but the basics are the same.

A Journey shirt day is a distinct and special sort of day. The Journey shirt is comfortable, but only worn sparingly. If I'm wearing the shirt, it's a symbol that I was not fully awake and did not feel like facing a brand new day.

Sometimes the shirt is a comfort, as I revel in it's ability to make me look deliciously hobo-esque, and I strut around all day like an aging rock star. Or like I actually am on Freaks and Geeks, just trying to survive another day with a devil-may-care attitude.

Other times the shirt is an ill omen, a harbinger of bad luck. On those days, I wallow in the shirt, letting it's baggy folds envelop me, hiding in the fabric until I disappear completely. On those days, the shirt serves as protection from the harshness of reality.

Today is the latter type of day. Sigh. I'm so ready to be done with school. Wake me up when it's over.

PS- Can I just say I am really annoyed at the show Glee? I feel like they've commandeered all usage of the song "Don't Stop Believin'" and now I can't use it for anything. I had a struggle naming this post that, but it worked so perfectly thematically I couldn't resist. And what can I say! Some people are just Journey fans! It doesn't mean we are subscribing to a certain over-hyped television sensation! Ugh. Glee needs to die.


Symantha said...

I agree about Glee. It's annoying when you've like something and then suddenly because of that people start associating you with other things. Not cool.

Debbie said...

I LOVE your description of the shirt--not it specifically, but how it represents your feelings. You do such a good job in your description that the whole time I was reading, I was saying, "yeah, I know what she means" even though I don't have a journey shirt. But I have other clothes that represent the same things: comfort, retreat from the world, harbinger. I'm so glad you are doing the SOLS. I really am enjoying your writing and insights. And sharing the feelings.

David's Holla Atchya! Blog said...

I hated Glee even before they did commandeer 'Don't Stop Believing.' I didn't realize your shirt choice said so much about how you were doing that specific day. Interesting.