Friday, February 24, 2012

The Work Pants Conundrum

I work in a grocery store. I've been there for the past four years. Before that I worked at my local Wendy's. Do you know what these two things have in common? Okay, I'll tell you even if you guessed it.

They both require pants. (Everywhere requires pants but I promise I have a point.) More specifically they require "work" pants. For Wendy's it was black pants (like Dickies) and for the grocery store it requires khaki, navy blue, or black pants that aren't jeans (also much like Dickies).

I'm not a big clothes shopper to begin with but forking out money for work pants seems to be a HUGE issue for me. I don't know why. I'll spend more time in my work pants than in my jeans. But I just have a problem "justifying" spending money on pants for work. In my mind, I should only spend like 20 bucks on pants even though I have specific requirements for my pants (they have to cover the top of my shoes!).

Oh and to make it worse, I have issues buying clothes from the DI. I'm a bit of snob but I'm trying to humble myself. (It hasn't worked thus far.) So I have to resign myself to going to the store and finding pants that cost just a smidge more than $20. (I also have issues with Walmart clothes- don't ask me why because I really don't know the answer.)

It takes me a long time to acknowledge that I need to get new work pants. When I worked at Wendy's I had three pairs the entire time I worked there and I worked there for a year and a half! And I hated my pants!! They were horrible. And when you hate your work pants, your attitude about work isn't going to be the greatest- I speak from experience.

Yesterday, I finally went to Old Navy (I love that store for some reason) and got a pair of pants. I tried them on and they met my approval. (They cover the tops of my shoes.)

So why is it so hard to buy work pants or clothes or uniforms? We'll spend a good portion of our time wearing these clothes so why don't we/I feel comfortable enough to spend money on them so we'll feel good at work? If you feel good in your work clothes, you're more likely to feel good at work. (This isn't true every time but I think it has a positive effect on your attitude to a degree.)

Okay, my little pants rant (ha ha ha) is over.

Until Next Time,

The Hopeless Romantic

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Can I have this dance?

You wanna know how I spent my Superbowl Sunday? I admit that I'm a little embarrassed to confess it. But I'm going to anyway.

I was home alone and I had the TV all to myself. Did I watch the Superbowl? ...bahahahahahah! Do I seem the kind of girl who would watch the Superbowl if she didn't have to? *singsongvoice* I don't think so.

So guess what I did watch? *clearsthroatsandstaresatwallsheepishly* I watched ALL three High School Musical movies on Disney channel. I admit to feeling a bit like a 13 year old. But that's okay because I was home alone and no one was there to judge me! Like you are probably doing right now...

Guess what I discovered upon watching these three movies. Besides the fact that Disney Channel has gone down hill since I was a kid. First off, I learned that Zac Efron got buffer with each movie... and I love him his arms. He has, at least in the second and third movies, fantastic biceps. And you know how I feel about biceps/arms. ;) Second, if I was a parent, I would totally let my daughters watch these movies!

And here's why: there are very few movies that can have a sweet love story without any sex/mention of sex/references to sex that are rated G and not cartoon. Even more, a movie about high schoolers without drugs and sex and all sorts of bad stuff. These movies have the love story, positive friendships, and a message about learning to be yourself despite peer pressure. I admit, High School Musical is just a smidge corny and dorky but it's clean and has a good message... in each movie. Plus, who doesn't like musicals? (I know several people who don't like musicals but the question is meant to be rhetorical.)

That is what I did on Sunday. And I will also admit that I've had songs from the movies running through my head for the last few days. I love musicals! Even if they are dorky ones about high schoolers who sing. :)

Good thing I'm a dork who likes corny movies and music and such.

Until Next Time,

The Hopeless Romantic