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January 10th, 2009

bosox fever

Good thing I’m not a Bosox fan.

I’m not sure I can take the intensity of it all; and despite the fact that I barely manage to get dressed every day (i.e., that I’ve completely let myself go), I can’t/won’t wear the Bosox hat and t-shirt combo. Particularly if the former is pink.

I know that sounds hypocritical, almost. Like I’ll unashamedly get every pink component I can get my hands on for my bike but I refuse to wear that particular color. But the pink Bosox hat is peculiar – it’s like dressing up a butchy lesbian to hide the obvious from the relatives: It doesn’t make anything more “feminine” and it just smacks of [imposed] traditional gender norms/roles.

Besides, I’m not obsessed with the Sox enough to rock any Bosox attire. And a friend should be very glad I’m not.

Otherwise, I would be keeping this, instead of handing it over to one of my first bike friends. And while the hat gave me enough grief to qualify for “I would only do this for a friend I really really really value” type work (and it’s definitely on the list of “things I don’t think I really want to do, again”), I can rest assured that it’s going to be loved (and worn). Enjoy the hat, E!

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  • 1 tessie Feb 20, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    […] I know, I said I wouldn’t make another one. But I owe Jeremy this kind of maddening, eye-straining, muffled-scream inducing embroidery work, […]

  • 2 huffypuffy May 31, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    seen today: this hat. in brookline. on a head. under a helmet. weathered nicely. more awesome in person.

  • 3 pedalstrike Jun 2, 2009 at 11:46 am

    huffypuffy — yup, that was eric!

  • 4 Huffy Puffy » Nature is okay Jun 2, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    […] got to meet the owner of one of the cooler pieces of bike paraphernalia I’ve ever seen.  Turns out that I shouldn’t have been so surprised that I’d find […]