I look quite good in plaid. Red plaid, to be specific. Red plaid pants with a matching red plaid vest to be even more specific. Red plaid pants and matching red plaid vest with a pumpkin colored shirt underneath just to make the plaid really “pop” according to my mom in 1979.
I am at my friend Eve’s 9th birthday party. It is February and I have slept over the night before as she is my best friend and I have special 2 nights in a row privileges. My red plaid suit is packed in my overnight bag, along with my brother’s long underwear that has been handed down to me after he outgrew it. Until I was 19 years old, I have never had a pair of long underwear without a penis pouch in the front. Why do men’s long underwear last for so long?? It is cold and the long underwear is necessary, according to my mom, who turns out is almost always right, especially when part of the birthday party involves going for a horse and buggy ride in central park. Did I mention it is February?