Wednesday, March 6, 2013

What Happens when the Temp Starts with a 6

I'm trying to not come unraveled over my current predicament.
But heaven help me, because a predicament we have.
I'm sitting here in my new jacket,
my new jacket that's sending fire into my veins.
I spent $60 on this little outer layer piece.
And while that may seem like a go-either-way-price for a jacket, 
I feel like I just threw away a thousand dollars.
Because I'm 99.9% sure I'll wear it less than one more time in my life.
It's a Star Wars jacket.
From Disneyland.
don't be fooled by the fact that the sun is shining and Deeter's in shorts and a t-shirt

And while I know some people are all,
"Yea, Disneyland for LIFE bro,"
sweaters, hats, tats--
yes, I said tats, and I was not being sarcastic.
This is real life for some--
real life enough to tattoo it on their body with real ink,
not just the henna.
But me- I'm just not the Disney paraphernalia type.
Lo siento.
And more power to you for wearing yours with pride.
I wouldn't be caught sober in a Mickey Mouse t-shirt.
And please consider the fact that I'm 100% sober 100% of the time.
And I would've said that about a Star Wars jacket
but it's funny what cold will do to you.
Makes everything you ever stood for go a little bit foggy.
And among making me buy a Star Wars jacket,
it has made me feel like I'm not living on an isolated island
far, far away from the rest of the world.
I see all these pictures on Instagram, Facebook, the news,
showcasing mysterious white stuff covering the ground,
and layers upon layers of clothes, and the unspoken reality that it's FREEZING
and I'm all, 
"Huh??? Where are these people taking these pictures?
Are they traveling to a far off land?
Are they writing some horrific tragedy of a book?
Because I don't relate."
There's a complete disconnect.
My sunny and 70 seems so far off from whatever these pics 
are depicting.
But alas, I can say that I relate.
I was fa-reezing yesterday.
And for a couple hours, y'all,
we were are all on the same page,
joined in cold,
united in discomfort.
And that might have been a small moment of world misery peace.

Peace, Love, Cold, and Star Wars.


  1. star wars jacket, you'll secretly wear it all the time :)

  2. Stinks that it's so cold, but at least you have a new, funny memory! I love star wars, and you totally rock the jacekt!
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  3. haha you look good in it! i agree, entire family is disney fanatics and they always wear disney shirts & try to get my to wear them too...i have like 14 never worn Mickey Mouse shirts in my closet. They're obviously very convincing.


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