12.24.2007

Who is this man I married?
Nick was lacing up some shoes yesterday while I was brushing my teeth, and instantly my mind set off a memory of how once, as a kid, I picked out hypercolor shoelaces at the dentist's office. We had a pretty rocking dentist because we used to get a brand-new toothbrush AND floss AND a treat out of this special drawer with each visit.

Oh yes, how I adored my hypercolor shoelaces. I remember they were bright neon orange and had white stripes that turned bluish/purpleish in sunlight. I'm sure I instantly laced up whatever shoes I had on with these obnoxious shoelaces, thinking I'd be the star of recess the next day. And sadly, I probably was. Who needs exercise when you can all stand around and watch someone's shoelaces turn colors?

With toothpaste spilling out of my mouth, I was sharing my silly little memory with Nick, and I instantly lost him at hypercolor. I had to finish brushing my teeth so that I could be appear overly shocked and dramatic about the whole thing. The poor guy somehow missed that whole trend in the 80s and 90s. No t-shirts? No fancy shorts? Not even any shoelaces, for God's sake? Nope, nope and nope.

Just when I think that after being together for over five years I know everything I can possibly know about Nick, he pulls out the old hypercolor-oblivion card. What's next, did he never have acid wash jeans? Has he even heard of parachute pants? Does he assume a Trapper Keeper is some sort of hunting device?

And I thought I knew him.

6 Comments:


Blogger Lindsey said...

OMG I think I might still have my hypercolor t-shirt. I'm at my parents's house now so I'll have to look for it. Oooh i hope I still have it! What is wrong with Nick??? I now have my doubts about him...


Blogger Dawnie said...

Dude, you need to get him a hypercolor shirt from someplace. Kid needs to make up for lost time!


Blogger Michelle said...

you definitely need to bring him up to speed on all counts!


Blogger JAMs Wife said...

I just got my husband to throw out his very old hypercolor shirt last year!


Blogger Isabel said...

I think the hypercolor company was out here in Seattle, so my husband knows all about them. Alas, I never owned any...but I wanted to!


Anonymous alyndabear said...

I used to have a whole stack of hypercolour shirts when I was little. And I am younger than Nick, AND live in Australia - where has he been!

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