Let's Call It Team Pride, Okay?

I've never been high maintenance. Ever. Even in the 80's when big hair was in that took 2 hours and 3 cans of AquaNet to create, I totally cheated and only spent 30 minutes and about 8 seconds worth of spray. There was that time right at the end of high school, and then college, when I really made an effort at looking nice when I went somewhere. I even started wearing make-up. Not shockingly, that's when I met and snagged Sam.

I have to wonder if he's been sorely disappointed with the Me that he married. I tried keeping up appearances for a few years after we were married. But with each new child I slipped a little more. Now? I've been known to wear just about anything into town. Matching is optional. Clean is a state of mind. Comfy is where it's at. There are days that the inner me even hangs it's head in shame, while the outer me walks through Wal-Mart blending in with the rest of the crowd.

I blame a lot of this on where we live. When people wear curlers to the store and don't even feel the need to put their teeth in, you know it's low-class. But every now and then I manage to break out of Hicksville and get to a city. This weekend, we're heading to Pittsburgh. Traditionally, when I head to the city for a weekend, I try to dress nicely. Sometimes I even go so far so to wear khakis instead of jeans.

Every year when we book our weekend in Pittsburgh, there happens to be a Steelers game going on. Anyone who knows anything about football knows that the Steelers Nation supports it's team. I am the only person in the entire city not sporting the word STEELERS across my chest. There was that one year when I thought that I would be lynched as a traitor. I was rather afraid for my life.

I have a Steelers sweatshirt, but it falls under the category of the oversized top. It's faded, sloppy and ragged. I cannot wear this with pride into the City of the Steelers.

People, I'm heading into the city this weekend and have the opportunity to dress up and enjoy a few days on the town. I am in search of the perfect wardrobe to pack.

I bought a new Steelers sweatshirt.

18 comments:

mommaof4wife2r said...

i almost peed myself with the "putting their teeth in" comment. i think some of those peeps might be long lost 2nd cousins of my mom's side of the fam!

mommaof4wife2r said...

oh, and have a fab time in the big old city...dress up and knock 'em dead!

Leanne said...

Hee hee hee. Enjoy being comfortable. It's all about the inner beauty anyway, right? RIGHT? :)

Aimee said...

Enjoy the city!

And are you still allowed to talk to people from Eagles country? :)

Andrea said...

Oh I am so the same way. A hair brush, what's a hair brush??? There will be days when I don't and won't brush my hair. I just pull it all up and go. Low Matinance.

I hope you find some new duds. :)

Trannyhead said...

Ok, so I may wear yoga pants like every single day ... but I DO usually wear at least a fitted top? And makeup? Ok ... maybe not the makeup. But usually I've at least got some cleavage. Hawt.

Lovin Mama said...

I hope its black and gold. I can't get into those pink jerseys.

imbeingheldhostage said...

JUst get a little glitter to dab on your cheeks and call it done. I think they make sparkly in steeler colors...

Have a great weekend!

Trisha said...

While I don't exaclty fuss about my appearance (my short hair can be "combed" with a towel most days) I do have to make sure that I am halfway presentable. There is really no place in my neck of Texas that is "small town!"

Allison Says said...

Haha! Nothing wrong with any of that.

I'm the same, most of the time, and I only have one kiddo! But I *do* enjoy dressing up, and I'm finding it more and more true that when I take the time to dress up and put some make up I feel so much better about myself.

So, even though I'm wearing an oversized hoodie and sweatpants today (and am planning on heading to Whole Foods when Alex wakes up from his nap), tomorrow I may dress up.

Flea said...

Good for you, dressing up! :) Head over to Laura's at Silence is Broken for a great WalMart BINGO laugh.

Burgh Baby said...

I figure some people where their black and gold jerseys to church, so I will be wearing one for dinner tonight. And I'll fit right in.

red pen mama said...

Just don't wear purple.

ciao,
rpm

caramama said...

Isn't there some nice Steelers blouse or dress you can buy? ;-)

Enjoy your weekend in the Burgh!

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

I scream mom look, but I do it in Irish gear. Kudos for dressing like the locals!

Michelle said...

Ahh... the perfect outfit. and yep, there will definitely be Steelers fans in the area ;) Did you accessorize your new sweatshirt with a Terrible Towel?

Debbie Yost said...

I have to admit that although I am not high maitenance, I do try to put on makeup when I go out. Of course when I don't that's when I run into someone I know. I have been known to show up to Peanut's class to volunteer sans makeup, though. If I don't put it on when I'm getting dressed I get busy in the morning and forget.

Hope you had a great trip and sorry about the Steelers.

Debbie Yost said...

Ok, I've said before I don't like sports and I got a little confused tonight when hubby was telling me what team was which. Steelers won. Yep. I'm an idiot. So how about, congratulations on the Steelers. That makes more sense, doesn't it?