Monday, 8 December 2014

Is it me?

But
Can anyone else identify 
with this,
Last walk of the night is around 9pm
I couldn't be arsed getting redressed
( I'd just had a  bath and liberal rubbing with Vic's)
So I donned an overcoat over pajamas 
Slipped my very fetching Kit Hopkins' hand made slippers Inside 
my crocs and tottered out into the night like a very badly dressed transvestite 
Apologies to community Council member Paul
who caught me in full glare of the headlights of his Land Rover
in the lane.

The red Pom poms on the slippers are a standout

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  1. That's good not just me that jams slippered feet into crocs at night then. That's a beautiful dog x

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    1. She has her " throw momma from the train" face on

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  2. I am right there with you, with the added effect of a tangled head of red hair thrown in..!

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    1. Obviously on your head!

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    2. Ok, that was the first good laugh I've had for over a week. Thank you.

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    3. U needed to smile x

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    4. yes, on my head....

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  3. Ooh poor Winnie - she does not look impressed!!!

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  4. I go for a walk in my nightie and I haven't got a dog.

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    1. I knew you did Rachel.......I suspect most people that fist going gently will
      It's my bit of research on a Monday evening!

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    2. I typed visit and it turned out fist
      What's that all about?

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    3. I might try that (though I haven't got a nightie).

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  5. i drive the kids to school in a nightie and running shoes sometimes....and thats not under cover of darkness!!!

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  6. yeah, I've gone out to empty the trash/recycling in a long t-shirt with no pants after darkness falls. have not been caught yet though.

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  7. I chased the neighbors wicked mean cat across my backyard to the fence this morning in my undies and a t-shirt. I work graveyard the neighbors should be at work by then or they deserve what they see. Love your Winnies face but your Meg has my heart.

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    1. I just knew there would be loads of knicker stories

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  8. Where did I tell this? If here, too bad.
    Mother took my dad to work in order to have the car for the day. On the way home she had a flat tire, and was eternally grateful two nice men stopped to help and she didn't have to lift or bend. She was clad only in her VanRaalte nightgown and a spring coat and shoes with no stockings.

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    1. Had to do a quick google!
      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/331308596962?limghlpsr=true&hlpv=2&ops=true&viphx=1&hlpht=true&lpid=108&chn=ps&device=t&adtype=pla&crdt=0&ff3=1&ff11=ICEP3.0.0-L&ff12=67&ff13=80&ff14=108

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  9. At least you were dressed! When the dogs gotta go, it doesn't matter what you have on. Jill needs someone to watch out for the boogeyman or whatever at night, I am not getting dressed at 3 a.m. Yep been caught like a deer in headlights a few times, doubt it gave them a thrill.

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  10. it's my preferred look from about 7 pm every evening :)

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  11. Hell, man. I wear my damn slippers to the dump. They are sort of shoe-like. I don't wear pajamas so that's not an issue.

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    1. Another slattern
      I love it!
      I am not the only one xxxx

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  12. Not Crocs John. Anything but Crocs please!

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    1. I'm such a slut kev
      So sorry

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  13. 'Fraid it is, John!
    But hey, who really cares? Just a good thing you have on clothes!!

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    1. Jimbo! I am visiting Ottowa next year, is that near u?

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    2. Ten hours from us in the UP John!

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  14. You have been caught a few times out and about like this.
    Naught boy !
    Thank God I have a fenced back yard and I just stand out there wearing what ever and watching for hungry coyotes looking for a yummy night time snack while the Square One finish up.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I must admit, I've never been eyed up by a hungry wild dog!

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  15. Why is it when one is always dressed like a slob you are bound to run into someone you know?

    Luckily downunder its boxer shorts, singlet and thongs (Flip flop variety thank you very much) attire to walk the dog.

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    1. Thongs?
      How very unhygienic
      Especially in a hot climate

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  16. And I can just hear Winnie saying 'You're not taking me out dressed like that are you? Oh, the shame of it all'.

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  17. After we walk during the afternoon, Franklin uses the fenced-in backyard to take care of business. Sometimes, though, I need to take the garbage out to the curb or get a box that's been delivered and left on the front steps. I go out in my jammies and slippers with a robe. Willy Dunne Wooters thinks it's strange, but I don't care. What are people going to do? Gossip about the crazy dog lady who goes out in her jammies? Big deal. Cherdo on the Flipside and I are having a Favorite Christmas Memories bloghop. I hope you'll come by my blog to sign up. You are the creme de la creme of the blogging world. A bloghop will be a success if you join.

    Love,
    Janie

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  18. Winnie's look of disgust and shame says it all. (Unless that face means she's thinking of giving your pom poms the treatment Chris's foot received the other day)

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    1. Believe me she's thinking about it
      But I am strict when it comes to self abuse she she knows bette than to mount my slippers

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  19. Yep - that's just you...

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    1. You know me so well
      ( as sung by Elaine Paige )

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  20. I don't have any neighbours so can walk around however I please,and I do.
    Jane x

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  21. Are crocs comfy?

    There must be a reason for wearing them but I can't see it.

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    1. They are sorta' comfortable, but they catch in/on things and you can trip. They helped destroy my left knee.
      Do Not get them.
      Kids have caught them on the escalators in the US.

      cheers, parsnip

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    2. Yes, do not get them. It's too darn easy to fall over in them when sober. They have the grip of a dead eel.

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    3. You can fit your slippers inside them!

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    4. Admittedly that is a plus point.

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    5. Always look on the bright side Annie x

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    6. I could fit my slippers inside slip on shoes that were two or three sizes too big for me, if that was an important facility for me (which it is not) and crocs look like they'd be a bit sweaty inside too. I am not tempted by them at all. I do, however, sleep in "lounge leggings" so that when I have to jump out of bed if the postie rings (which often happens on my lazy lie in days) there is no danger of my drooping dangly bits peeping out to say hello through the slit in pyjama bottoms (which has happened - although fortunately not with the lady postie). Hah.... And right now as I type (22.40 pm) I have to get up out of bed this very evening and take my lady round to the school where she works as the alarm has just gone off and she does not drive, so off I leap to scare away any intruder without any danger of me being arrested instead of them. Really, she's waiting, but I'm ready, ta ra....

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  22. I'm usually a little better "disguised", but I've been known to tuck my nightie into my jeans, throw on a coat, and walk the dog. I'm sure over the years some of my coworkers have seen me in this get-up, never realizing what they were actually seeing. BTW, I love the slippers in the Crocs - I'll have to give that a try. Then again, it might give me away.

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  23. When I lived on my farm I used to stump about doing the chores in my nightie and gumboots (boots obligatory to avoid the sheepshit). Now I live in town with people on all sides so I feel I need to be properly dressed, alas, even if it's only to fetch the paper in the mornings.

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  24. Just one more advantage to having all indoor cats! No one can see what strange get-ups I'm wearing to look after them. LOL

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  25. For me it's shower slides and pj's .....regardless of dark or light...that's what I'm in after 5pm....the dog doesn't seem to mind.

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  26. I don't know if you have a Walmart there, but if any of your readers have been in a Walmart lately, your attire would be right at home there.... in fact it would be very conservative. Jammies, butt-crack, visible thongs, slippers... just the norm.

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  27. I'm all for comfort. Why do you think I live in the middle of nowhere??

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  28. Every morning I step out into the backyard with the dogs. (Due to some stupid door issues they can't get out by themselves). I am sure that my bed head hair and my fashion statement of down jacket over nightshirt amazes the construction workers in our area. No catcalls yet. If you could see me in the morning you would know that I have easily 'outs-fashioned' you!

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    1. I wouldn't put money on it iris

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  29. My rule is this: as long as what I wear doesn't embarrass the dog, I'm fine. That sets the standard pretty low but I'm ok with that...

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  30. Thankfully, cats don't have to be walked, or else I'd be out there in a ratty, stained tshirt, shorts, white socks and crocs...

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  31. The look on your dog's face says it all . . . .

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  32. It happened to me many times when I had to walk the dog in the evninngs. The only time that I slept with nice clothes was when I had to run to the bomb shelter in the middle of night last summer.

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    1. I think running for the bomb shelter lets you off a fashion faux pas

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  33. Honestly John - get a grip.

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    1. Elaine..it seems that I am not alone!

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  34. I don't go out in my pajamas (well, I don't have a dog), but I do prance around the house in the nude, forgetting that we don't draw the curtains on all the windows.

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  35. What a list of confessions you have triggered Sir.

    The other Carol in Cairns

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  36. I always take the dogs out into the field in my PJ's and wellies, the neighbours are used to it and they already think I'm mad but I think I shocked even them earlier this year when they caught me in my PJ's watering the patio with a solution of salt and apple cider vinegar because I had read on the internet that it would kill off the big tussocks of grass that were growing in the cracks of my patio that I couldn't pull up :-)

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  37. My worst clothes free experience was when I was still at school. There was a fad for fancy dress parties and following the success of vicars and tarts, someone came up with the idea of togas. A boy I really liked offered me a lift in his father's car. The party went well and they dropped me off at my gate. A corner of my 'toga' (white bed sheet) caught in the car door and as they drove away...so did my toga. Revealing my underwear to the world...ah...the shame!

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  38. I dare not comment having once been spotted wearing a pair of floral pyjamas and gum boots standing in the middle of a field hollering Cornflakes. (We were fostering a rescue dog called Cornflakes at the time but the person who saw me didn't know that.)

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    1. " nurse the screens!"

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    2. thanks for the laugh...tears running down my cheeks...from now on Cornflakes will never be the same

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  39. thanks to the nosy neighbours on either side of us the whole street knows I garden in my nightie, with a head torch and wellies or my crocs. I dont sleep well and sometimes the garden lures me out there. I found out everyone knew when the busybody up the road moved seats to sit next to me and loudly proclaimed to the whole bus.

    You were in your garden at 4am in your nightie the other day, were you looking for fairies? To which I replied, well I know you didnt see me from your window, you couldnt, your windows are so dirty. I then gave her the evil eye, I am still waiting to see the effect, I think she has false teeth so maybe her hair will fall out instead.

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    1. Mad as a badger xx

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    2. There is no higher insult to me than someone telling me my house is dirty. Her windows looked like the badger had wiped its behind on them. She had them washed, now she needs to do her net curtains.

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  40. Sans crocs, that's me.... in the winter. Summer? Prolly a nightshirt and shorts. If someone doesn't like it they don't have to look!

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  41. Last walk of the day in this house is about 6.30pm, last wee wee visit of the night at around 11pm is by the dogs all by themselves while I stand on the porch, hoping to God that not too many headlights pick me out as they whizz past the house.

    I look like a floodlit advert for bed attire when the dogs run back and trigger all the security lights!!

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  42. LOL just tonight when walking home from the station saw a small side table dumped in a car park. Waited till dark. Put a shower proof jacket over my jammies. Pottered off up the street and carted the table back. I did have to walk past it nonchalontly at one stage because there was car inconveniently loitering in the car park making ready to drive off. But all was well. I got home with said table and don't give a rats about what anyone might think about scavenging trash let alone what anyone might think about doing it while wearing pyjamas. So glad I come from a working class background!

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  43. I love the combination of striped pajamas and the red Pom poms. You are just adorable....

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  44. Judging from the direction in which Winnie is looking in the photo, I would say she is keen to eat a sausage...well maybe a chipolata.

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  45. When I lived in my first house, I had a poodle for a year, I had to change my midnight letting the dog into the back yard routine, when we started building houses behind mine, I don't wear that much to bed.

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  46. That's fine until you have an accident and have to be taken to Hospital. lol. There was a good programme on Radio Sussex last night about just this thing, people falling over etc in pyjamas or tatty clothes and being highly embarressed. Otherwise you're not hurting anyone are you and if you're comfy, why not.
    Briony
    x

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  47. Not just you John...last month I was out in the garage puttering around...door open...bed head, braless with a very cheese sauce spotted shirt on, thick comfy socks and unlaced shoes...this is the time the new neighbor from across the road decides to come over and introduce himself...sigh...a bit of cheese sauce was dried on my chin too...

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  48. I've been known to go outside stark naked. Just hope no one is around spying on me. Don't think so. Neighbors are pretty far.

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  49. Well, thank goodness you're there to entertain the 'hood. I'd be afraid the holes in the crocs would let in mud and damage my slippers! (Our garden is a mud bog at the moment.)

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  50. JoJo sometimes wants breakfast outside, usually on the deck, and I wander out in my jammies with dish in hand. Besides that, I usually am dressed more or less when I open the door to go outside.

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