"He's Not A Rainbow"

Trip Start Sep 09, 2013
Trip End Dec 16, 2013

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Flag of Canada  , British Columbia,
Monday, September 9, 2013

Normally, I don't care much about my clothes. (My family will attest to this). I think one of the reasons Sandi married me was because I was somewhat of a fashion project.

My motto:  If it is comfy, I'll wear it.
Her motto: If I am willing to be seen with you wearing it, then you'll wear it.    

One definition of marriage = "motto a motto".  I'll give you one guess how that works out.  Once in awhile, however, I resist and act out in a passive-aggressive sort of way.  I wear my sweater inside out, with the label showing.  You know, then I sneak out the door before she notices.  But then I get to work and all my students notice that my sweater is on, inside out.  Hmmm.  Have to rethink that strategy.

Yup, I'm still a fashion project.

Which brings me to the subject of travel clothes.  Travel clothes are low maintenance - easy to wash, quick to dry, wrinkle free, and easy to scrunch and pack.  They are often limited in terms of variety and style - but they are supposed to be light and most importantly, comfortable... which automatically means I like 'em.  For this trip, it wasn't until I spread out all my travel clothes on the bed (before packing) that I noticed I had accidentally and over time only chosen clothes in various shades of grey.  Like my hair.  Which I shaved off.
But let me talk about the Rolling Stones for a second.  (It will make sense in a minute).  Back on the '60s, the Stones put out a psychedlic pop song - "She's a Rainbow."  Here are the lyrics:

She comes in colors ev'rywhere; 
She combs her hair 
She's like a rainbow 
Coming, colors in the air everywhere 
She comes in colors

Inspired by Mick and the boys, I wrote a travel song for myself (actually, as if you care, Brian Jones was my favourite Stone, musically speaking): 

He comes in drab tones ev'rywhere
He has no hair
He's not a rainbow
Coming, flying through the air, everywhere
He comes in greyscale

Yup, still a fashion project.

And hey, if you like the real Stones song, check out this Youtube clip, complete with some really cool art, drawn to accompany it.  I had nothing to do with it.   Obviously. 
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Glenda M on

Okay - you got a chuckle out of me!

Shana Richmond on

Well, obviously you are the original inspiration for 50 Shades of Grey.

Linnea Abbott on

I did the same thing when I bought travel clothes, except it was all my bottoms (skirt, pants , capris ) were all grey!
Your blog is great! Very entertaining!

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