Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sometimes You're The Windshield; Sometimes You're The Bug

I love that song, and now I have it going through my head. Artist anyone?

Today, I was the bug. While I was super productive and got a lot done, I also realized that all my running around out and about probably induced quite a few snickers. And deservedly so.

I have a pair of jeans that is coming really close to having a hole in the knee. I know to be careful with them. This is not uncommon, as the knees seem to give out regularly.

Me? I've got a whole different issue, and yes, I apparently walked around like this all day long. It wasn't until after dinner when Mister Man pointed it out that I realized my problem.

Go ahead, you can laugh, too. You've got my permission. There's really no way to salvage these, is there?

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Smoochiefrog April 20, 2010 at 9:45 PM  

It's by Mary Chapin Carpenter and it's called The Bug. :)

Melisa Wells April 20, 2010 at 9:56 PM  

I was the bug all day today. Blah. :(

anymommy April 20, 2010 at 10:29 PM  

I have a pair of "weekend" jeans that ripped in the exact same place! I still wear them. I'm pathetic ;-)

Alexis AKA MOM April 21, 2010 at 12:33 AM  

Ok were you at least wearing pretty undies? LOL me It would be the day I threw on the crazy ones that would so make me look even funnier :)

WeaselMomma April 21, 2010 at 4:51 AM  

Now that looks like one pair of well loved perfectly broken in jeans. Sorry to see their passing.

Claudya Martinez April 21, 2010 at 8:24 PM  

Well, it wouldn't be so noticeable if you didn't walk around with your fingers sticking out of the whole.

And when, when do I get to be the windshield.

Claudya Martinez April 21, 2010 at 8:25 PM  

Not whole, hole. Seriously, why are those words so similar? It makes no sense.

Hyacynth April 21, 2010 at 10:30 PM  

Eeeek! Can they be patched and used for bumming? Hate it when good jeans go bad. Especially in the crotch area.

Michelle April 21, 2010 at 10:33 PM  

Smoochiefrog - Nicely done. I love that song!

Melisa - Not surprising... but hey, at least today your nails look great!

Stacey - I think this hole is too big to get away with. But it's possible that the jeans I'm wearing now are shredded in that area although not technically a hole. Yet.

Alexis - Ummm no idea. I hadn't even THOUGHT of that. Yikes!

WeaselMomma - Oh they were so comfy. So soft and wonderful. And only $2.

Unknown Mami - What, you don't walk around with your hands in your pants all day? Huh - starting a new trend, I see!

Michelle April 21, 2010 at 10:38 PM  

Hyacynth - I haven't figured out a creative way to make it look cool, but you're craftier than I am, so I'm all ears!

Jen April 22, 2010 at 10:39 PM  

Mary Chapen Carpenter. I didn't look at the other comments, so if someone else said it, I still get credit.

septembermom April 23, 2010 at 9:30 AM  

That's a tricky place for a hole :) I hate when I my favorite jeans are unwearable. It's too enough to break them in.

Pat April 26, 2010 at 11:42 AM  

I'm so cheap, I'd try sewing it with my sewing machine and if that was too hard for the machine to get through, I'd sew it by hand with a thimble to push the needle through. I've never had a pair of pants tear in that spot, though. lol!

Michelle April 26, 2010 at 10:14 PM  

Jen - My dear, hypercompetitive friend.... someone else beat you to it. But kudos for knowing it. It's a great song, isn't it? :)

Kelly - I know... and I'm discovering more and more holes in my jeans. Apparently it's truly been that long since I've bought a pair. Bummer.

Pat - I would try if I had a sewing machine (and knew how to use it), but it's actually too shredded to even try to sew. And a patch would look totally weird there ;)

mr. pineapple man April 27, 2010 at 11:36 PM  

i had a favorite jean that I wore so much that the side of the back pocket wore off...it didn't rip. it wore off...and my coworker pointed told me that she could see my underwear! so embarassed...

Anonymous May 5, 2010 at 9:14 AM  

it's written by dire straits' frontman mark knopfler and has only been covered by mary chapin carpenter

Michelle June 13, 2010 at 12:04 AM  

mr. pineapple man - Wow... wearing off is pretty impressive. I'm intrigued that apparently only one side of it wore off, too. Oops.

Anon - That goes to show me. I should never pretend I know anything about music. I love the Mary Chapin Carpenter version but had no idea it wasn't her song originally!

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