Tuesday, September 27, 2011
According to Rachel: dubious compliments edition
We are having a beautiful early fall here in Ottawa. Warm, sunny days, chilly nights, and cool, crisp mornings. It's making deciding what to wear difficult. You don't want to freeze in the mornings, and you don't want feel too hot in the afternoons.
The girls are reluctant to give up their shorts, and have been wearing a hoodie over a teeshirt with shorts and running shoes to school. This morning, I put on a denim skirt, a dark red, scoop-necked teeshirt, and a camel-coloured cardi on top to keep me warm on the walk from my car to my office.
Rae: You look like a ketchup-ed hot dog today.
Me: A what?
Rae: Your teeshirt is like the hot dog covered in ketchup, and the sides of the sweater look like the two parts of the bun on each side.
Me: That's very observant. Is it a compliment?
Rae: I don't know. How does it make you feel?
Me: Not really good, to tell the truth. You're right about the colours, but do I look like a hot dog to you?
Rae: Only a little. You're not made out of pork, though.