Turtleneck Blog

Now THIS is going to be a truly RIVETING blog post...heh....

Shopping....not something that I do very well....not something that I do often, either....sometimes, I plan and execute a lightning raid to the local grocery and deli...but, other than that, I don't do the whole shopping deal....but, last weekend, I was dragged, kicking and screaming, to Knoxville shopping.....

But, I think I committed some cardinal sin of Christmas shopping last weekend.....I bought something for MYSELF at a time when I was supposed to be buying for EVERYONE ELSE....ahhh...I guess I'm a selfish bastard at heart.....but, I DID buy for lots of other people too, so maybe it all equals out....anyway, back to the story....I'm really a plain kinda guy....I know pretty much what I'm going to wear everyday....and, everyday, I always dress pretty much the same....brown Justin cowboy boots....jeans....tee-shirt.....and fleece pullover or zip-up.....that's it....everyday....only difference between winter and summer is the addition of the fleece pullover......I did the whole "wear a suit to work everyday" for years....and, I enjoyed it.....but, at my current job, it is casual everyday...and I'm starting to get used to it.....

So...as I was saying....I bought something for myself....I bought a dark-greenish-brown knit turtleneck pullover....I thought it might be a change from the fleece...wait.....nah..that's probably not the REAL reason...I don't WANT a change from the old fleece....so, I don't know why I bought it....I never buy clothes.....and I've NEVER bought a turtleneck before....so, last night, I showed it to the Wife, who immediately said.."wow, that's really pretty, but you'll never wear it."....heh, she knows me so well.... but, after she said that, I was bound and determined to wear it...so, here I sit today...wearing this turtleneck....I don't think I like turtleneck shirts..I just realized that..I don't think I'm gonna buy another one, either....

I guess the older you get, the less you care about trends and "style"....and you just want comfort....so, in conclusion.....turtlenecks suck...and I want my fleece back...

by Eric on December 16, 2003 | Comments(8) | SWG Stories

Comments so far:

haha I'm in full agreement with the statment "turtle necks suck". I always feel like I can't breath in them and wind up pulling at the neck a lot and looking like a neckless ideot.

posted by: Jaded Angel on December 16, 2003 11:38 AM

ye dont strike me as the turtle neck type, sir. such duds is fer folks who dont have much in the way of a neck to begin with. but i reckon ye gut yer cummuppence fer buyin sumthin fer yer ownself.

posted by: buddy don on December 16, 2003 01:17 PM

I'm going to have to say that I think turtle necks are okay on some men...not cowboy type men though :P

Can I call you a cowboy being from the Tennessee area? eh...I think my Texas cowboys just shot me.

posted by: Ash on December 16, 2003 03:11 PM

I tried on a turtleneck once. My hair happened to be tied back in a ponytail at the time.
I looked in the mirror and my first thought was "very poorly circumcised."
Never wore one again.

posted by: LeeAnn on December 16, 2003 03:25 PM

What about a fleece turtleneck?

posted by: Lee on December 16, 2003 03:41 PM

Thanks for the visual, LeeAnn....DAMN!

Lee: That is just WRONG...heh...

Ash: Cowboy? Me? hehehe...cool..

posted by: Eric on December 16, 2003 05:22 PM

I don't wear them because they make me look like a turtle. Not a pretty picture.

posted by: Parkway Rest Stop on December 17, 2003 08:39 PM

Hey James....I must be excused....hey, it looked ok on the dummy in the mall....it just DIDN'T look on on THIS dummy at work the next day...

posted by: Eric on December 17, 2003 08:49 PM