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a good inseam is hard to find

Okay so a couple days ago I got this email from my favorite clothes source, http://longelegantlegs.com , about their new spring collection. I was excited of course so I ran straight to the website to look around and clicked on the JEANS section because they have cute new things there fairly often. Then all the sudden I noticed that there were only like three pairs on there and (brace yourselves) my favorite low-rise stretch bootleg jeans were NOT THERE!

My favorite jeans discontinued? How could I be so cursed? Does God hate me?

So I spent the next two days thinking about my jeans every time I put them on (I have the same style in three colors, it's basically my daily gig). Like, "maybe i should just wear sweats. ration these out. they have to last my whole life now." Or, "I should develop a system so I don't wear any one pair too many times in a period. Ah, the crushing acceptance - I was going through stages of grief and everything.

Then today the Long Elegant Legs catalog showed up in my mailbox and I flipped through it again - only to find (and this is so cruel) that they were now carrying a Juniors line and had moved my trademark look to that section. Oh, I was so relieved! Just kinda sunk into the chair and took a deep breath in - the world was okay again, I was fine. Then this voice crept into my head...

Leading a fragile existance a bit, aren't we?

What? No! You don't understand, I'm tall, jeans are really hard to find! I spent most of my childhood wearing pants that only came to the top of my socks, I was scarred!

Listen to you! There are people in third world countries with no legs! You are a worthless American moron! You get so depressed and worked up over the dumbest little things and think they're important to you when they shouldn't be important to anybody... this world has so many tragedies and yet you put a shortage of bootleg jeans at the top of your list of things to be concerned about! You should be ashamed!

Yeah, I guess. Crap.

So what are you going to do about it?

Um, order jeans? Or maybe switch to these buttonflys, they're cute.

I am a loser.


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Feb. 12th, 2002 06:34 am (UTC)
Feb. 12th, 2002 07:06 am (UTC)
Hardship is relative. Back in the day, "lucky" was living to be ten years old before being eaten alive by some animal. I think that it's good to recognize that there are people with really hard lives in the world, and to try to do something to help them. I don't think you need to beat yourself up for grieving over the hardships in your life. I'm sure 100 years from now they'll look back at the lives we lived today and wonder how we managed to survive such hardship, perhaps considering cancer and AIDS, random violence and war things of the past.
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Feb. 12th, 2002 11:10 am (UTC)
you know, I too was a big fan of carpenter jeans, esp. because they came at a time where I was still buying men's jeans religiously and if I was lucky I could find some that kinda sorta fit and still look cool. I should wear mine again sometime, I'm not sure why I quit.
Feb. 12th, 2002 04:01 pm (UTC)
Ewww... carpenter jeans are a sin against nature. Who needs a variety of uselessly silly loops on their pants? I guess I might wear a pair if I was actually a carpenter though... or just put a mini-sledge in the hammer loop and beat on people.
Feb. 12th, 2002 08:02 am (UTC)
Ahhh, but you're a GOOD loser! That's what makes you so special! *hugs*
Feb. 12th, 2002 11:23 am (UTC)
How tall are ya, Spacefem?

I'm really picky about my jeans too. I also have 3 different colors of the same style. I used to wear nothing but L.E.I.'s, but have become quite partial to the Old Navy low-rise boot cut jeans.

I never understood how women could wear their jeans so high up their waists. There is just something about regular waist lines that is entirely uncomfy.
Feb. 12th, 2002 01:31 pm (UTC)
low rise
i agree, it seems to be the major sign of 'womanhood' to wear your pants up above your belly button. the look drives me crazy. bleh!

low rise is just the way to go, and i fear the day when i get too big to wear 'junior's' sizes anymore. what will i do? i can't wear my jeans above my belly button! guess i'll just have to stick to skirts and dresses.

Feb. 12th, 2002 03:57 pm (UTC)
I sympathize entirely. I've worn naught but one style of pants since HS, I think I've had them for about 5 or 6 years now and I steadfastly refuse to wear any others. They've been torn, patched, frayed, mangled and now finally they're just disintegrating (thankfully they haven't yet learned how to derive). Grumblingly I went out on my quest for pairs of 4 cargo pocketed pants and knew I wouldn't find any. I was forced to buy pants with only two cargo pockets (which just looks a tad silly in my opinion and lacks the sheer level of storage that I need) against my will. Coincidentally buttonflys are a tool of evil and ought be cast into the pits of eternal peril.
Feb. 14th, 2002 07:55 pm (UTC)
I told my tall friend about that site
and I think she ordered some pants from them already.
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