April 18th, 2006
|10:36 am - Wearin' a bow tie|
Guess who's wearing a bow tie today? Well, besides Pee-Wee Herman, who do you think is wearing a bow tie? Yes, I suppose Bill Nye is probably wearing one too. And that idiot Tucker Carlson.
Be that as it may, I am also wearing a bow tie. And I'm sure it looks just as silly as it feels. I snagged it a couple of weeks ago from evil_jim who was getting rid of it, and am wearing it just to see what kind of reaction it will get from my coworkers. Most people are comfortable enough to point it out and ask why I'm wearing it, but I've spoken with a couple of people from different departments who are having a hard time maintaining eye-contact and a straight face. I'm just itching for somebody to come over here with a problem so that I can make a big production out of straightening the tie and saying "Well. Let's have a look then."
The fact that I engage in this sort of behavior to maintain my sanity sort of proves that it's not working.
Current Mood: silly
Current Music: Bobby Prince -- Doom IIV
My grandpa used to wear bow ties constantly. He had a reason though -- he was a high school shop teacher. So a regular tie would get in the way. But... oh, man. GEEK!
That's him in my user icon.
Hey, cool. I've always been curious about that icon.
Obviously you didn't go through all her pictures and read the captions...
I love the story behind that icon. I think the positive geek factor would increase dramatically if we could see his bow tie too.
I always assumed he was some famous super-geek that I should have known already, but the actual story is much cooler -- and he's apparently super-geekier, which makes it all the better!
This is proof, though -- nerd traits are indeed genetic.
He used to wear pocket protectors.
And bow ties. Ugly polyester 70's bow ties.
AND he smoked a pipe.
I have considered owning and carrying a pipe for decorative purposes.
Mwahaha! A model worthy of emulation. I fear I might become too curmudgeonly in my old age to pull it off without my usual (internal) acerbic commentary.
Or maybe that's part of tha package. Who knows!
(well, you do, but I guess the question was rhetorical and... uh, look, monkeys!)
the actual story is much cooler
That it is. Hal, your Grandpa wins. Even without the handlebar mustache.
Tho' I would normally use that particular bow tie in less-than-businesslike situations, I'm glad you've found a use for it. I hope it helps keep your day pleasantly entertaining.
I dunno... it's becoming kind of threadbare around the edges.... Looks very nice otherwise, though, and maybe if I'd spend thirty seconds with a scissors cleaning up the frayed bits it would look as good as new. It's a very attractive tie, considering that it's a clip-on. It's definitely the fanciest bow tie I own, and I rather like it.