Sunday, August 03, 2008

Goodbye, Old Friend!

For as long as I can remember, I’ve used the same pair of shorts as my “beach shorts.” Basically as a cover-up for when I go back and forth to the beach.

Yay, 1980s Gap!

I haven’t been shopping at the Gap since I was in high school. Seriously.

So I’ve worn these shorts for years. And they’ve gotten more and more threadbare. More and more worn out.

Ruh-row Shaggy!

Chris has been commenting for a few years now that I should give up the ghost and just throw them away. There was more than one summer where I was too fat to fit into them, but I still had to keep them. I wore them easily the last two summers and fit into them … enough … this year.

Then about a month ago I squatted down to pick something up and rrrrip!

Major blow-out.

So I have had to retire my very favorite beach shorts. I found a suitable replacement that met all of my requirements (must have pockets, large, baggy) for $8 on the sale rack at Dick’s. Powder-blue Reebok shorts. Quite adequate. But not nearly the same.

In other news, you’d be surprised what you can find when you go shopping for fleas

Really. I’m related to this (it's my aunt. they went flea market shopping). ::sigh::

The party went well last night. Everyone had a good time and the big storms came through before and after the event. Bonus!

Had a good sunset tonight. I stayed until it was almost totally dark. Enjoy!


mehitabel said...

Gorgeous sunset! Enough to make you feel a little better about having to replace the shorts? Tell the truth, now--are they going to show up in a quilt some day??

Anonymous said...

You didn't really get rid of those shorts, did you? Those have so much potential. You could use fusible web and a bandanna lining, and make them into a knitting tote bag, something like that.
Beautiful sky photos.

Jenn said...

Hey, there are some teenagers around who would probably still wear those!

Sarah said...

Wait, is that a snowman costume? It's a little creepy, whatever it is.

Great sunset photos!

turtlegirl76 said...

Yeah the snowman outfit is a bit creepy. Oy.

Sorry about the shorts. I do the same thing with shoes. It takes me forever to finally give up on a good pair of shoes. Usually when my feet start getting wet. And those aren't sandals.

Daniele said...

Gorgeous pictures! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. Good for you!

Donna Lee said...

Glad the weather stayed nice for the family party. Too bad about the shorts. I had a pair of overalls that I loved (never mind that they were way out of style) and when they got holey enough to see my underwear, I finally got rid of them. They are irreplaceable and I miss them in the winter when it was so comfortable to come home from work and wear them.