Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Sharp Dressed Man-iest thing I saw today

I ride the bus to work and I mostly take express buses full of people going to and from work or school at the University where I work. People are usually dressed pretty casual, as opposed to looking "corporate". I suppose the "corporate looking" people don't take the bus to campus.

However, there is one guy who has the corporate spirit!

He carries a briefcase and flies off the bus into a hurried walk down the street AWAY from campus. He walks like he is very important and cannot be slowed for anything. I have wondered (and have heard fellow passengers wonder to each other) "Where is that guy going? Why is always rushing?".

He even has an "important guy" build- broad shoulders, tiny waist, slight tan, sharp haircut, the "important looking" glasses.

Of course he always dresses for success...or tries to anyway.

He has multiple ill-fitting solid colored suits made of synthetic fibers, which apparently come with matching ties. He has lots of synthetic fiber colored shirts too, so he can mix things up.

I have also wondered (and have heard fellow passengers wonder to each other), "Where does he buy those awful suits?".

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The Doodlingest thing I saw today.

Turns out I am not the only artist out there using paint to express what I witness in reality:

This is from the "Best of Craigslist". I should warn you that there are drawings of fruit replacing some NSFW images.

Their grammar could use some work but overall I am very impressed.

Monday, November 5, 2007

The new bloggiest thing I saw today.

My beloved has started a new blog where you can vote on one of society's most pressing questions:

Cool or Tool?

Ok, I know, I know, I am shameless. I just love polls and voting so much!!

Oh, and I love my spouse too!

Friday, November 2, 2007

The Hands-free-est thing I saw today.

I am not sure if I have mentioned it here before, but Minneapolis has a large East African immigrant population. Related to this there is high number of Muslims and most evident are the Muslim women wearing hijabs and long flowing skirts.

I had been wanting to post about some of the clever things I see these women doing to complete daily activities wearing all this fabric. For example, I see women running on the treadmill at the gym dressed like this. Awesome! There I am looking for excuses to avoid the treadmill and they are running with their bodies totally covered in layers of fabric!

I think it is a fine example of how inventive and adaptable people can be.

My favorite is how I have seen many women use their hijab as a hands-free device for their cell phone. I had been putting off drawing this until last night, when I saw a woman dressed in the PERFECT fabric for this blog:

A cell phone skirt. Fantastic! I had no idea this was even available, but it makes complete sense to me now.

I am so glad I held off on drawing that.