June 26 09

Nothing says happy friday like a lovely case of the swine flu. Oh yes, it started last night while watching the news about Michael Jackson, which, sadly, had me thinking…he sure stole Farrah Fawcett’s thunder, eh?

At first I thought it was just my mind messing with me/moveanxiety because we are moving in 17 days (oh my hell WE ARE MOVING IN 17 DAYS) and I only just picked up 15 boxes from Rutesh at work yesterday. and then I thought it could be dehydration from getting sunburned twice this week.

On Tuesday I went down to Dundas Square with my bestie Tova, which, ps, is starting to look exactly like Times Square, to go to McDonald’s Summer Style Luncheon to help promote their line of 4 new salads.


The event included FREE SALADS and a fashion show, hosted by Lisa Rogers from Cityline, Project Runway Canada contestant Lucian Matis (love!) and Kavi Kavi.

(and sunburn #1)

and it was after seeing this…


that prompted me to temporarily lose my mind go to Old Navy to try on maxi dresses.


But, no, it’s the FLU. It started with the chills. and the aches. and the fever. and THE SWEATS. oh my god, the sweats. and then I was pretty sure my entire face was going to fall off. I’m still pretty sure my face is going to fall off.

So, while I’m trying not to fall asleep at my desk, or sweat through my tshirt, I’ll leave you with this…a promise I made many moons ago. You’ve gotten to see the Joey Jeremiah hat and the perm, and you’ve gotten to see the farmer’s tan and the Amish-style braid/vest number

now, you get to see the FLANNEL. (and avert your eyes from the oversized glowing RED socks!)


oh dear god.

I rocked giant flannel shirts for a good TWO years. oh yes I did. This picture was taken in camp, circa, um, I don’t even know? 10th grade? 9th grade? In school we had A DRESS CODE that required our knees to be covered with skirts, so I rocked this look (picture it in your mind AND STOP LAUGHING) concert t-shirt (pearl jam, stp, smaching pumpking, nine inch nails) underneath a giant plaid flannel button-down on top of a floor-length straight jean skirt and giant Dr. Martens steel-toes boots.

oh yes, high school was a sexy, sexy time for me.

and who says flannel is just for giant shirts? oh no! I even owned flannel shorts.


I don’t know what’s funnier about this picture…the fact that I am out taking touristy pictures in front of Mount Rushmore in what appears to be the same thing I slept in…or the awesome leather, biker dude taking touristy shots of his own?!

(where was a site like this when I needed it?)

  1. Posts like this, where you talk about flannel and grunge and HIGH SCHOOL remind me how much older I am than you.


    Comment by SciFi Dad on June 26, 2009
  2. Love this post! Hope you feel better soon! I’m so jealous you’re moving somewhere where it’s ALWAYS warm. Can’t wait to continue to read about your adventures there.

    Comment by Steph on June 26, 2009
  3. And all I was thinking was, Mark Sanford sure breathed a big sigh of relief.

    Love the flannel. Hate that you’re moving to the ATL just DAYS after I’m passing through. BOO!

    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on June 26, 2009
  4. Oh, I had the same big flannel shirts. But I would TUCK THEM IN!

    And then I would tie them around my waist, while wearing a t-shirt that matched some color in the flannel.

    But at least I wore mine with tight-rolled jeans and fake Doc Martens from Payless.

    Comment by Kristabella on June 26, 2009
  5. I LIVED. Lived. in two green flannels in college.

    After dating for a solid two years my boyfriend-now-husband was like DUDE. Just, no.

    (I still have one in my closet.)

    Comment by Maria on June 26, 2009
  6. Also I kept it in my backpack in case I had a period-related emergency. For waist-tying.

    Comment by Maria on June 26, 2009
  7. Awesome post!
    I’m sorry you have the dreaded flu..in the summer. Suckage!

    Also, your thought about Michael Jackson dying and stealing Farrah Fawcett’s thunder was the very same one I had.

    Comment by Lisa on June 26, 2009
  8. Oh, the flannel. I should seriously haul out my old albums the next time I need a laugh.

    I wore a blue one all of the time. Sigh.

    Comment by Angella on June 26, 2009
  9. Well, this is going to make me sound like the most cynical person on the planet, but, at first I thought the news about Michael Jackson was a publicity stunt as he was slated to go back on tour very shortly. Obvs, this makes me a terrible person.

    Love the flannel! Feel better soon!

    Comment by Jen on June 26, 2009
  10. Oh, yeah, I too thought that MJ stole FF’s thunder. And then I thought — like Jen — that it was a publicity stunt because of his upcoming tour. And then I thought it was a gross stunt because FF just died. Then I learned the truth and was very sad… and a little guilty.

    Hope you feel better soon, my dear. Wrap yourself in warm cozy flannel, and all will be well.

    Comment by Nenette on June 26, 2009
  11. Go home and just Beat It!

    Comment by Heather on June 26, 2009
  12. 17 days, really? That’s it? So I guess you’ll be flying to BlogHer from good ol’ ATL… let me know if you need a ride, since we’ll live so close. 🙂

    Comment by Darcey on June 26, 2009
  13. Sadly, after a few hours into watching the news of Michael Jackson’s death, that’s exactly what I said to my husband. “He kind of stole Farrah Fawcett’s thunder, didn’t he?”

    Comment by Crystal on June 26, 2009
  14. I think you have Swine Flu.

    Just sayin’.

    Comment by sam {temptingmama} on June 26, 2009
  15. I think I had a pair of those same flannel shorts.

    Comment by Avitable on June 26, 2009
  16. Oh, I miss the days when an oversized flannel shirt was acceptable attire. Sigh.

    Comment by Scary Mommy on June 27, 2009
  17. Holy crap, 90’s much?! I thought flannel shorts were a myth, but apparently not.
    Feel better, at any rate.

    Comment by MonsteRawr on June 27, 2009
  18. OMG I owned so. much. flannel.

    And I wore my hair in various sized braids. Daily.

    Comment by Miss Britt on June 27, 2009
  19. aw feel better, and if you get the chills, whip out a pair of those socks!

    Comment by Sensibly Sassy on June 28, 2009

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