I'm wearing a suit today.
My usual attire is work pants (Carhartt's), work boots (Dr Martens or Timberlines), and a single color button-front shirt, untucked, with the sleeves rolled up. Yes, I am a writer. No, I don't work in construction. But the dudes working in construction need practical clothing that lasts a long time, and the boots they wear have to be comfortable all day long in harsh environments. So I look like a construction worker most days.
But today I am going to meet a potential customer that is a government agency. So you put on the monkey suit and loafers, and you show them that respect.
It's the first time I've worn a suit to my new job, and people are a bit stunned. All the ladies have been coming by my desk to check me out. They smile, nod appreciatively, and make appropriate positive noises.
And tomorrow I will be wearing my comfortable clothes again. :-)
Seriously though, my suit is custom tailored, so it is super comfortable, actually. Joseph Abboud. Nice stuff. I'd wear it more often, but I have been dressing like a construction worker for so long, I know I would destroy my suit in a day... I'd hear a funny noise under my car, and I'd roll under there on my back to see what was up, and... oops. I'm just not used to dressing nicely.
In other news, I may be done with Facebook. The end is nigh. FB works really well for me, because I keep in contact with all my friends around the world really easily. But I am massively annoyed with the bullshit. So I have been radically culling my friends list down and eliminating most of my local friends. I can see them at events, the bar, parties, etc... I don't need to see their food photos.
But my friend in Shanghai? Totally wanna see his food photos. And my friends in South Africa? Yep. Them, too.
So I am thinking FB might just become my "foreign friends" tool.
I haven't heard of anyone else using it this way, but I think it might actually make the tool useful to me again. We shall see...