Gut Rumbles

October 05, 2003

a favorite tee shirt

I don't remember where or when I got the tee shirt I'm wearing now. I just remember liking it for a long time. It has a front shirt pocket where I can carry my cigarettes. The picture on the back is of an old diner on the shore of a lake somewhere that I've never been. The shirt is stained as if someone spit tobacco juice and rust all over it years ago, it's ugly and looks unclean when it comes fresh out of the dryer. One shoulder has a big rip in it. If I were still married, my ex-wife would throw my shirt in the rag-hamper and use it to clean the bathroom sink the next time she felt domestic.

But I still like to wear my ugly shirt when I have nowhere to go and nobody to impress. It just feels good because I've worn it so many times. I don't care what it looks like. It's my favorite tee shirt.

Of course, I've been proud of owning ugly dogs in my life, too. I believe that I have a real problem with aesthetics.


I know the feeling well. I still have an old pair of running shoes in the closet that are about 12-13 years old now. They look terrible, but they are SO comfy. I can't bare to part with them.

In college i had a nasty pair of bleach stained, torn up jeans that were super comfortable too. They had holes in the butt, around the pocket seams and at least one of the knees was blown out. I'd actually wear these out in public. Of course this was when I was going through my "punk" phase, with combat boots and purple hair, if you can imagine that. My girl friend threw them out when I wasn't looking.

I'm not quite so bad these days, but I can totally relate to what you mean. It's hard to throw out comfortable clothes, even if they do look like crap, especially if you're not going out in public.

Posted by: Marc on October 5, 2003 01:47 PM

Old T-shirts are great! I routinely wear them in excess of ten years, assuming I don't blimp out of fitting them.

Posted by: Jay Solo on October 5, 2003 02:28 PM

Then what the fuck is wrong with my dog? You shouldn't be concerned that you think she is ugly. :-P

Posted by: sugarmama on October 6, 2003 02:55 PM
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