Friday, January 19, 2007

Remix (Recycled) Stuff

Today the shirt I'm wearing is lime green which reminded me of the "Nappy" incident. I decided to repost it today - maybe some of you haven't seen it. Those who have - have a good weekend.

The cutie pie that I'm dating can rest assured that I truly care about him. The reason that he can feel totally confident in my genuine feeling is that I spent the entire morning with him in the Atlanta area one Saturday despite his outfit.

You may wonder, "what in the world could the man have worn to make Jali say all this on the internet." Well I'll share: He wore a lime green "Nappy" track suit... with emerald green and black racing stripes... with the name "Nappy" in bold white letters on the back. (I made a serious effort to research the "Nappy" apparel company, but was unable to find an active link.

I really wanted to share the look with you guys so that you'd really understand how much I care for this man. Remember, it was lime green. With emerald green and black racing stripes. Nappy.) Based on the one example of the design of the "Nappy" people that I've seen, I assume that the company is out of business. They really need to be.

The plan in the morning was to run out briefly to make it to an early morning doctor's appointment. "A" didn't really care what the doctor thought about his outfit. "A" should have cared.

When he got in the car, I sort of shielded my eyes from the glare of the lime green. He gave me that look and I didn't say a word. Not one word until we were on the road. Now let me explain, "A" is a beautiful man. Just beautiful... but remember the saying, 'beauty is as beauty does'? Well "A" decided to do the Nappy lime green track suit that morning.

I offered to play a road game to make things fun. "Let's name all the green things we see while we're traveling." My suggestion wasn't even given a response. "Oooh... there's your car!" Yup, a guy was driving a shiny lime green convertable so I sped up a bit to get a good look. "A" refused to acknowledge the car at all. "Green trees, green grass, green trash can..." I was on a roll playing my game. "A" wasn't amused, but I find my entertainment where I can.

We pulled into the parking garage of the medical complex, and I decided to wait outside and read for a while. "Don't worry baby, I'll see you as soon as you come out of the building." "A" didn't get the joke.

After the appointment the original plan was to fly back home, change into more groovy gear and find some fun or trouble to get into. My stomach wasn't having it. I went into whiney mode. "I'm hungry, I'm hot... I have a headache." I accompanied this much repeated refrain with my patented 'pitiful Jali' look. After about my 12th or 13th sigh and his obvious annoyance at my whining, "A" finally relented and agreed to feed me.

Did we stop at the closest fast food spot where we could whizz through the drive-thru? Ha-Ha. I sped onto the highway with a goal in mind: The Famous Pancake House in Stone Mountain.

The restaurant was crowded (as always). TFPH is my favorite breakfast spot in the Metro area and I was excited to share the experience with the dude of my dreams. The dude of my dreams still wore the lime green Nappy suit with emerald and black racing stripes. He remembered his outfit as we walked past the people sitting outside the restaurant. (see, this is why I need a camera phone - the look on his face when the realization set in was amazing).

I grabbed his hand to show solidarity, but turned away so that he wouldn't see me giggling. The hostess sat us near the middle of the room. "A" was cool - well I suppose as cool as one can be while wearing a lime green Nappy track suit with emerald and black racing stripes and with every eye in the restaurant watching his every move. We ordered, the food was delicious, the conversation great and the time had come to make our grand exit.

"When I get home, I'm going to put this suit in a bag and pee on it". (Yeah, yeah, but you still have it on now.)

I proudly held his hand again as we weaved through the crowded room of staring people. "He's MY man!" (yeah, that was a paraphrased quote by "Squeek" from The Color Purple). As we drove home I notice the engine temp gauge was slowly edging towards dangerous. "A" wisely suggested that we stop at the auto parts store for fluids. (Ooh goodie, another adventure.)

I make the most of each and every shopping opportunity and was cruising the aisles for things I might need, and I suppose that "A" got tired of waiting in the hot car. I looked up and he was standing next to me, sweating like crazy in his lime green track suit with emerald and black racing stripes.I put down the thing-a-ma-bob that I had been examining and followed "A" to the register.

The guy that helped us happened to mention that it was his B-day and that he couldn't wait until he got off. "Um sir.. may I ask you a serious question?""Sure", he was a polite young man.

"If someone gave you a lime green Nappy track suit with emerald and black racing stripes as a gift for your birthday, would you wear it?"

Post script - "A" is finally speaking to me again. Would I do it all over knowing what I know now? Hells yeah! That was the best laugh I'd had for days and the other customers and clerks enjoyed it too. If anyone can find a photo of a "Nappy" track suit, please send me a link!!


Anonymous said...

The man is a style guru! I'm going to search the boutiques of Paris until I find me some of that lime green action!

Lex said...

Hahahahahahahahahaha!!! That is too funny. I was married to a guy with questionable wardrobe choices. He would get angry and defensive when I said anything, so I just laughed behind his back.

I decide early on that if he looked a fool it had nothing to do with me.

I'm glad you let him know how awful it was. He's a better man for it.

Dallas DysFUNction said...

First: I don't care if I am running to the dump. Lime Green went out with the 80's. Second: some one should also tell Tommy Hilfiger. I saw a shirt the other day that was lime green. Awful.

mist1 said...

I don't have a need for a track suit. Do I look like an athlete to you?

Steph said...

You're pure evil. That's why i heart thee.

~Macarena~ said...

My mom would have loved your evil ways.

But I love green, so I'd have to see the Nappy before casting aspersions. Given the reactions, might they have thought he was the victim of a prank or bet or that he was making a statement?

Kiyotoe said...

that's why i let the women in my life handle all of my wardrobe needs. I look better and get more compliments that way.

And we (men) love compliments from women about how nice we "look" in something.

but our egos bruise easily, as i'm sure you found out.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I loved this post the first time around, and read it to everyone I could find. I'm so happy to see it again.

You and Adrian have come a long way since then.

CP said...

I didn't see this one the first time around. It was like a drinking game! I felt like I should have a shot everytime you said Lime Green Nappy Tracksuit with Black and Emerald green racing stripes! *LMAO*

This is for you!


Luke Cage said...

Dayum Jali. Why do I picture dude having a jheri curl also. At least he's talking to you luv...

Awaiting said...

OK, so when I type that shizz in Google, all I get is men in diapers...

I am guessing that is not what you meant huh?

jali said...

And where will you weear your Nappy suit?

I might ask him to read your response.

It's amazing how much lime green can be found today - I wore a l.g. tee shirt on Friday. (I can admit it)

You look like a U.S. gymnist. You could wear a red, white and blue suit.

I heart you too, momma!

Wish I had a camera phone back then...

I sure did!

Thanks for the compliment on the re-run. Yes, he and I really have come a long way.

You're giving me a great idea with the drinking game thing - thanks for the link - VERY close to the color of the suit.

There's not a drop of jheri juice in my household. He keeps his hair short... for real!

Nope! The suit may be from "back in the day" (pre-pc) - heh-heh.

Rhys said...

Now THAT is love. I love your stories. :)

jali said...

Thanks rhysie!

Elaine said...

Jali will you marry me?
I'll wear a hot pink track suit that says "I'm her bitch" with a neon glow in the dark arrow pointing to you. (in case we go out at night and people need to be reminded who's bitch I am.)


Miss Ann Thrope said...

Totally metrosexual, fashionista material.

If you hadn't been with him, guarranteed people would have thought he was gay.

The only thing missing from that, um, ensemble was a pink man-purse.


Too freaking funny!

That's one clever little bitch! said...

My boyfriend refused to go out to eat with me the other night because I was wearing a t-shirt that said "Go Down
South" with an arrow pointing down. I couldn't understand why he'd be embarrassed. After all, I bought it for his benefit. :)