Thursday, November 20, 2008

Nice jacket

I have this bright yellow jacket. I mean, it is really bright. I needed a biking jacket, and Mr. Awesome made me get the very brightest one they had. Apparently, science has made some real strides in neon colors in the last few years, because I'm pretty sure this one gives off its own light.

Anyway, this brightness is completely fine for riding the bike, and it's good for safety, and all that crap. Visually, it makes sense when I am also wearing the ridiculous biking pants.* But if I don't pack a different jacket to wear when I'm running errands during the day at work (and I usually don't), then I have to wear the radioactive glowing jacket with my regular outfit. And I look like a freak.

I was already aware of this, but it was really brought home to me today when I left the building wearing the jacket and my regular, non-biking pants. As I walked out the door, a homeless dude
spotted me, gave me a once-over, and said in a voice dripping with sarcasm, "Hey. Nice jacket."


*With shorts over them. Call me a prude, but I don't think anyone should have to see anyone in just the ridiculous biking pants. It's uncomfortable.

4 comments:

Librarian Girl said...

I don't think I have ever seen this jacket.

At least the homeless guy didn't get all Tim Gunn on you and say "this concerns me."

myra-lee said...

I like the sound of this get-up. It sounds futuristic and ready for the digital age. I think the only thing needed to complete the look is a giant set of headphones. Maybe a puffy silver vest over the radioactive jacket?

thelass said...

I like the headphones idea. And maybe a pair of those slatted-lensed sunglasses?

Anonymous said...

Your entry into the protective rainwear world makes you a true Seattle girl. I don't think you can live anywhere else now. -- LJ