Sunday, January 20, 2008

Denim to Wander the Weekend In + Muttering

The question posed by David McMahon in his Weekend Wandering post is: Do you wear denim?

The answer is: Every chance I get! That isn't as often as when I worked the night shift. Also still have some old comfortable ones which I've had for I forget how many years (more than 10).

I think my first set of jeans were bought when I was around 8 or 9. This pair didn't soften quickly in the wash as today's do. They felt stiff and uncomfortable for several wearings. As I recall they were an off white.

Did I wear jeans to church today? No, it was too cold for jeans. We had temperatures below freezing when I left for church so I did what any sensible human would do. I threw on animal skin in the form of a nice pair of leather pants. I don't wear my leather often. It would cost too much to clean them. But I pull them out every time the temperature goes below 32 and stays there for most of the day.

Would I rather have worn denim? Well yes, but I think I'd better get some of those flannel lined ones first.

What is the most I've ever paid for a pair of jeans? Well for myself probably not much more than $30 or $35. For my ex, some of his ran to $60 but he was a really big man and needed the extra thigh room that the Levi's in that price range had.

And that's about all I can think of to say about me and jeans except for the fact that I'm a Texan and what would a Texan be without their jeans? Heck, we even wear 'em to swim in!

Now on to the muttering part: When I tried to do a backlink to David's post I couldn't find the little icon to use. I tried every way I could to locate it. I even went back and checked for it on my own blog. Nope, not there. I do know that if I publish a link to another blog in this post it will show up as a link back on their blog as soon as the system has had time to notice. So, maybe they removed the function. Nice, and after David and I asked Terry, who did all that experimentation, to figure it all out for us.


david mcmahon said...

Hi Lee,

Thanks so much for answering the question. You Texans sure do love your jeans!

I think I was born with jeans in my genes!

You've got me baffled about the backlinks!!

Stay warm, ya hear!!


Lee said...

Hi David, Thanks for stopping by. Yes, we do indeed love our jeans. So how popular are jeans in India and Australia?

The back links have me baffled too because last time I looked there wasn't any indication that the system had noticed my link to your post which has always happened before.


San said...

I love my jeans too, Lee. I guess I associate them with fun and being young. :-)

Actually, some clothing I find more comfortable than jeans. I'm partial to longish loose skirts. In the summer that's what I'm more inclined to wear.

Lee said...

Skirts are great aren't they? I like really long loose ones for the classroom so that I can look nice but still get down on the kids level. Jeans for me are comfort and style. They weren't acceptable for nice wear when I was a kid. Now I can wear them on dates and to parties. Yay Denim!


jsd said...

Blue jeans rock! They relaxed our dress code at work so now I get to wear them everyday.

Lee said...

Rock on, JS! May your work clothes always be comfortable. Congratulations. I get to wear them on Friday. :)


Sandi McBride said...

I love denim myself...the material is so can work in the garden, ride horses, bikes or whatever, even go dancing in it...yes, I love denim...

Lee said...

Hi Sandi, Yep, there ain't much you can't do in denim. Finally got my mom to like it. She ended up liking it so much that she suggested I wear it the one place I'm advised not interview. Granted, it was a nice dress with jacket but in some of the places I'll be interviewing this year I'd be nervous.