Monday, July 17, 2006

Two Girls, a Guy, and a Pizza -- Jay

Oh, and there were some yellow foo-foo drinks, too. We were at Eve’s house, pre-typing this week’s Fondue Friday #2. Fortunately, I didn’t drink. But Eve and Robin did, which got them saying things they probably wouldn’t have…at least, not with me around. Robin let it slip that her and Eve recently called each other (though they each blame the other for initiating the call) and the topic was my fashion sense. I thought I was doing fine with my five other senses, but obviously I needed one more.

Their conclusion? Too much brown in my wardrobe.

With this blog eternally linking the three of us, and with the SCBWI conference coming up (especially our "special guest" spot in Lisa Yee’s workshop), they feel I need to show a little more…pizzazz. Some light blues. Or yellows. How about some pink? That, of course, was Eve’s suggestion.

So tomorrow, they’re taking me shopping for new shirts. And that’s fine. I’ll even wear them at the conference. But I already know the shirt I’m wearing for Lisa’s workshop. I dug it out of my closet today, put it on, and asked my wife how it looked on me.

“It looks fabulous,” she said.

And it’s brown!

- Jay


Disco Mermaids said...

Okay, first of all...any type of clothing that has to be "dug" out of the closet should not go on your body. And second of all...your wife loves you. WE'RE your friends. We get to say whatever we want without the bother of paying bills and raising kids with you.
So take whatever you dug out of that hole and put it back where you found it. We're going shopping!!

Lisa Yee said...

Sheesh. I was going to wear brown. But now people won't be able to tell us apart.

Guess I'll have to reconsider my clothing selections.

Chris Barton said...

Jay, in the name of solidarity, I'll wear brown during Lisa's presentation, too.

Of course, I'll be in Texas, so that lessen the impact somewhat.

Disco Mermaids said...

It won't lessen the impact at all, Chris. When Robin and Eve say, "Please change your shirt," I'll say, "No! Chris is with me on this." And that'll shut 'em up.

Thanks for your support.

- Jay

P.S. Lisa, we should do that! I could even do your book signing while you're out lounging by the pool. Whaddaya think?

Disco Mermaids said...

First of all, we all know it was Robin who initiated the call to me. Second, I distinctly remember saying to her, "OMG, I love Jay's wardrobe! I can't believe you have a problem with it."

I know we're all brutally honest with each other, but please spare me the intervention where you guys sit me down and tell me to lay off the pink (in clothing, hair, and drinks, that is!!). 'Cause I am who I am. Jay, don't go changin'...(sang in a drunk Billy Joel voice)


Anonymous said...

I'd pay good money to have Eve take a picture of Jay and Lisa dressed and coiffed alike during the presentation. Lamy (Eve's sister)

Anonymous said...

Also, did I mention that brown is a very prominent color in some very stylish people's wardrobes? O.k., I mean me. And you know I'm no where near as fashionable as Eve, so what does that tell you about brown, Jay? By the way, right now, as we speak, I am wearing a pink shirt and a brown skirt - no lie. Bye for now, Lamy