So from me to all of you... a happy St. Patrick's Day! This is the first one that Katie and I have ever really been able to spend together without having work or classes interfere. And damn if we're not going out to enjoy it!
On the topic of luck, have you ever had an article of clothing that you considered lucky? Or maybe it's just that perfect piece of clothing?
I have a sweatshirt like that. It's a hoodie that's about six years old. I have no idea where I got it, but it's the first pullover hoodie that I ever owned. I don't think Katie bought it for me, per se, but I'm sure we bought it together, just don't ask me where. It's dark blue a band across the chest comprised of a yellow, white, and light blue stripes. This thing feels almost like fleece it's that soft.
Yet, recently, this sweatshirt almost wound up in a pile of clothes going to Goodwill.
It was intentional at the time. It had been a couple years since I'd worn the hoodie and I had gotten some kind of stain on the stripes that I couldn't seem to get out.
When Katie saw the hoodie on the pile, she looked at me with one of those "are you nuts?" sorts of looks.
"You can't get rid of that," she said. "It was your first hoodie!"
"But I never wear it any more."
"So? You will. Trust me. You always return to the clothes you feel comfortable in."
Sure enough. I've worn it about three times in the last couple weeks. Yes, it was washed and we even got the stain out of it. I kick myself for nearly getting rid of it. What the hell was I thinking?
Now, I'm convinced I wouldn't be complete unless I'm buried in this hoodie.
We're off for some beers. Well, in about seven or so hours, that is.
Have a happy one!