March 29, 2006 at 9:43 am
I wish spring would hurry up and get here already. Alas, I live in Indiana, the state where you wake up on the first day of spring to a snow-covered lawn. Flowers and birdies aside, I’m looking forward to the change of seasons so I can stop wearing the winter wardrobe that is mostly too big for me. Nothing’s falling off my shoulders or flashing my tits yet, but things are definitely getting baggy. But I’m not going to spend money on something new to wear just for the next week or so that won’t fit next fall. So I wait for spring and the promise of a new wardrobe.
In a sad/happy development, I am almost out of skinny clothes. I had a couple of boxes in my closet of old clothes that fit in college and high school. For the most part I can wear everything, or at least get it over my head and on my body, though there are still a couple shirts that are too short and/or ride up. While it’s very cool that I can basically fit in this stuff now, I’m a bit sad that I have no more skinny clothes to someday try on and get to think “Oh wow, I haven’t worn this since Bill Gates was poor!” Okay, maybe not that long ago.
This is mostly due to the fact that anything smaller would have been worn in middle school, a time when my wardrobe consisted mostly of perfect attendance T-shirts. It’s rather amazing how every event you participate in as a child comes with its own commemoratory T-shirt. I think you could write the biography of the first 13 years of my life just by reading all those T-shirts. Girl scouts. Summer camp. Math-letes.
The only thing I have left that is actually, genuinely too small to wear is a Tori Amos baby doll T-Shirt that I bought in some wave of self-delusion or euphoria that accompanies such concert events. Maybe they put something in the water to convince me to buy something obviously too small for me. It’s a size Large, but when I tried putting it on I’m convinced it’s more like a medium. I guess this will be my goal shirt and when I can fit in it I really will be out of dream clothing. Only new stuff after that!