Sunday, September 20, 2009

Thanks, Craig

When I was young and active (i.e. before kids) I played pick-up basketball a lot. So I have a bunch of raggy mens tank-tops in my closet from those days.



I don't wear them anymore, because (between them shrinking and me expanding) they show off my midriff, sort of an unsexy Britney Spears look.

So yesterday afternoon Craig found one in my closet, held it up, and said "Dad, why do you own a dress?"

21 comments:

Kim Kasch said...

My kids look at my hubs old bball shorts and ask what kind of weird boxers are these? They laugh at the shorty-shorts.

Serious Replies Only said...

Is that...purple?

moppie said...

OMG, in lovely purple too!

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Yeah. Purple.

Before I met Mrs. Grumpy my main criteria for buying clothes had nothing to do with color or style. It was simply "Does it fit?" and "Is it cheap?"

ERP said...

Sorry Grumpy, but that is the gayest basketball jersey I have ever seen.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Well, I was a flamingly hot player in my time!

Bella said...

it even looks polyester! yikes!

ERRN4U said...

I spent part of the day yesterday (whilst on am outing with my M-I-L) catching up on your old blog posts. Manical cackles were erupting from the backseat of the vehicle where I positioned myself to get away from M-I-L. Thanks a million for providing much needed hilarity on what would have otherwise been an insufferable experience!

MCT said...

Is this from the 70s? Purple....

Anonymous said...

Seriously Dr. Grumpy, did you go to Northwestern? If not pass your man card to the front of the class.

I've never seen a purple wife beater shirt.

Is there a stash of Richard Simmon's VHS tapes and shorts with glitter gobs in that closet too?

Anyway, you must be one hot piece to pull of purple.

LD50 Rat

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Late 80's, on sale at Target for a buck if I remember. I was a poor college student. I bought them in whatever they had to have something to wear to the gym.

Anonymous said...

The late 80s was a "magic" era for the Lakers.

I'm sure Grumpy was or was easily mistaken as a Lakers fan with that purple shirt.

That or he was a government employee during college and played for the SEIU team.

ER's Mom said...

Am I the only one who has Right Said Fred in their brain now?


"I'm...too sexy for this shirt...So sexy it hurts!"

And OMG, my word verification is withcarbs...no comment needed. ;)

Barb said...

Did you offer it to him to play dress-up?

River said...

My main criteria for buying clothes is still "does it fit" and "is it cheap", along with "is it comfortable"

Doris said...

This seems more like folded-in-a-drawer material to me.

Interesting that you hang your up in the closet.

Anonymous said...

If we saw you wearing this shirt you might appear on "People of Walmart"

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Doris- that's what my wife said: "Why isn't that in a drawer somewhere?"

I can only assume I hung it up there when we moved into our current house 7 years ago, and it's been forgotten ever since.

Michelle said...

I'm pretty sure Will Smith wore this in the opening credits of "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."

auffer said...

Real men DO wear Purple!

Trisa said...

I can see why he thought it was a dress. It looks shockingly similar to many American Apparel Women's Tanks/Dress popular right now (whether or not they are hideous).

 
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