I’ll admit that unless I wanted to provide the world with a play-by-play of my child’s daycare experiences, my own lack of going to the gym due to an aggravated back injury, or a continuous storyline about how boring my job is, I really don’t have that much to tell people about. So, my daily life would fall under the “pasttimes” portion of my blog title.
On the other hand, there’s the “postulates” part. A Postulate, if you skipped 10th grade math (in the Mobile, AL public school system, Geometry was a 10th grade subject) is basically an assertion–a starting point for other ideas if you will. And it is the postulate side of things that I personally feel makes for a better read. Some of my best mental meandering comes from an idea about something else. The mind starts thinking about one thing and before you know it, you’re six degrees of separation away from the original thought, onto something completely different, yet strangely connected.
As I was perusing my usual cadre of Web sites this morning (AKA: wasting time), I came across an article on MSN where the author discussed which was better: boxers or briefs for men. It wasn’t so much the article that piqued my interest as much as it was my response to it. The author completely ignored Boxer Briefs, which combines the best of both boxer and brief worlds. And it is these very undergarments that I prefer 2:1 over the other leading national brand. In response, I left note in the forum regarding boxer briefs, and I also left my personal brand preference, Calvin Klein; noting however, that they are very expensive, but oh so worth it!
It’s no secret that my wife and I do well financially. We have a nice house, our children attend a good daycare. We don’t live extravagantly, but we also don’t want for much either. We drive moderately nice cars (I drive a 3 year old Dodge Dakota and my wife drives a 6 year old Hyundai Santa Fe with 100K miles). But, having money through a dual-income family comes with a price of course…which I won’t go into.
But this whole underwear thing got me to thinking about money–having money specifically, and what the benefits are. And I came up with a thought that I feel was slightly profound.
Having enough money to live comfortably allows you to enjoy some of life’s little luxuries and it is often these “little” luxuries that make the biggest difference.
Case in point: Calvin Klein boxer brief underwear. Now, I’ve tried a lot of different types:
- Target stores brand Merona
- Fruit of the Loom
- Kohl’s store brand Sonoma
- Jockey (yes, the have them for men too)
- Tommy Hilfiger (found at Macy’s)
- Calvin Klein
So, for those out there who think I’m just a brand freak and only buy expensive clothes because I can, you can see that’s not the case. It’s just that the Calvin Klein brand trumps them all with the perfect combination of cloth material and weight, snugness, durability, length and stylish good looks and I can thankfully afford to indulge in a personal preference department rivaled only perhaps by a woman’s choice of hair dryer.
I hope that having an underwear preference (fetish even?…nah!) doesn’t mean that I now fall under a “metrosexual” label or anything, because I still wear pleated pants; however, I do know how to decorate and coordinate colors. Hmmm.
Whatever! That’s my Postulate for the day and perhaps TMI to boot. But the truth is, nobody reads this anyway, so mostly this was for my own edification and oh look, it’s now time for me to leave for my Dr.’s appointment where I get to strip down to my shirt, dress socks and an XXL pair of paper boxer shorts so I can traipse down the hall of my orthopedic surgeons office only to stand in front of an x-ray machine operated by some 20-something year old hottie who probably thinks, “He’s cute, but my Lord he’s decrepit!” Yaaah!