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February 12, 2004

Come On In, the Pants are Fine

So, tonight I go to Old Navy after work to look at the light blue trench coat that looked so nice in the magazine ad. Well, it was a bust (it is not light as a feather and it's stiff as a board), but I SCORED on a pair of Essential Trousers in a heathered camel color for ...

... wait for it ...


Regular price? $32. I love a deal. They're a size under what I currently wear - although I can squeeze into them, they cling a little too lovingly to my thighs - and I usually have a strict policy against purposely buying clothes that are too small because I will "get into them eventually," but for FOUR DOLLARS? I just had to.

But that's not the point of this entry. I also purchased a pair of pajamama pants in a dark slate blue color, in size XL. I didn't try them on. So I get them home and take them off the hanger and OH MY GOD THEY ARE FHUGE!!



Remember that party we had in my pants not too long ago? Well everyone can party in these pants as well, and there's enough room for you all to bring a friend. And a watermelon.

They are very comfortable, though. Thank god for the drawstring, otherwise these would fall right off my hips. They'll be good to lounge around in and sleep in. Yes, I sleep in clothes. I have a longstanding aversion to sleeping naked. I'm not one of those people.

You can't sleep naked! What if there's a fire! What if there's a fire and you need to get out of the house and you have to quickly find and grab your cats! You can't be worried about being naked!

So now I'm going to take a poll – What do you wear to bed? And I don't mean the "got a hot date/trying to get some lovin'" times you go to bed. I'm talking about the times when all you care about getting in bed is sleep.

Posted by Highwaygirl on February 12, 2004 07:45 PM to the category Day In the Life

I alternate, either underwear & a t-shirt or zip.

Posted by: mike at February 12, 2004 07:48 PM

I wear a t-shirt and long fleece (winter) or cotton (summer) pajama bottoms. I always wear long pajama bottoms, no matter how hot it is. Never shorts. I don't know why. It's a quirk.

Posted by: Teem at February 12, 2004 07:49 PM

sweatpants and weather depending, either a tank top, short/long sleeve t-shirt, or fleece top.

It's no freaking wonder I sleep alone...

Posted by: rappy at February 12, 2004 07:49 PM

*those peoples*

Posted by: overg at February 12, 2004 09:51 PM

Well, y'all don't call me "buff" for nuthin'!

Posted by: buffyvol at February 13, 2004 01:43 AM


Posted by: Phildozer at February 13, 2004 09:21 AM

Most of the time I wear a long sleepwear shirt that goes to mid-thigh. Sometimes in the worst of summer I risk the possibility of a fire.

Posted by: lifeonhold at February 13, 2004 09:33 AM

Usually pajama pants in the winter and shorts in the summer with a tee-shirt or tank top. I don't like to be hot when I sleep. And I never, ever wear socks to bed. I can't fall asleep with socks on.

Posted by: Nancy at February 13, 2004 09:46 AM

I am one of "those people". I figure if there's a fire, I'll just grab the cats and hold them over the bits that I don't want the firemen to see.

Posted by: grace at February 13, 2004 11:19 AM

I wear a tank top (usually the J.Crew "favorite tank" 'cause it's SO soft) and a pair of boxers. Every. Single. Night.

I can't remember the last time I wore anything else.

Posted by: Ka Ching at February 13, 2004 11:42 AM

I went out and bought a second pair of the pajamama pants, so fabulous they are. I can't wear full length pajama pants to bed because, as a sleep thrasher, they end up all bunched around the bottom of my knee. Which is uncomfortable.

I also sleep in either a tank or a t-shirt, but whatever it is it has to be stretchy due to the aforementioned thrashing.

I can't wear socks to bed either, Nancy. In fact I can't sleep with the sheets/blankets tucked into the bottom of the mattress. It makes me feel pinned down.

Posted by: Highwaygirl at February 13, 2004 02:28 PM

I can't sleep with socks on either. But I am OBSESSED with pajamas. But I'm even more obsessed with my sleeping shirts. I don't know how this started, but back when I was in high school, someone gave me a Michigan State T-shirt. I wore that sucker every night until parts of me started, um, poking through the holes. So I retired that shirt. Still have it though. Then I moved onto a St. Patrick's Day T-shirt from Savannah, then a too-big Aeoropostale T-shirt and now it's my 1991 Lassiter High School powder puff T-shirt. It says "Football..not just a man's sport" on the back. Sadly, I have been out of high school for nearly 12 (!) years now, and I have only gone through like 5 shirts. I wear them every.single.night until I am forced to retire them. I throw them in the wash and put them right back on that night. It's a sickness. I keep them all. One day I will make a quilt. Either that, or I can have the T-shirts line my casket. Eww! Morbid!

Then I have about 18 pairs of fleece pajama pants and 7 pair of cotton pj pants, plus my very favorite, massively big Gap PINK jersey cotton pants.

And now, you all officially know too much about me. Shutting up now.

Posted by: Roo at February 13, 2004 02:37 PM

Damn, yo. It's like you've embraced the two extremes - feast (pajama pants) and famine (sleep shirts).

Let me think on this. I now have two pair ON capri pajama pants, two pair Swell pajama pants, two pair of flannel pajama pants (one plaid, one polar bears) and six pair of pajama shorts (three are men's boxers, one is a pair of men's shorts, one is cutoff flannel pants, and one is "normal").

I like to wear men's bottoms!

As for sleep shirts, I've got about 15 in various stages of deterioration (new, holey, and inbetween). A lot of them are shirts that I wouldn't wear out of the house anymore.

Posted by: Highwaygirl at February 13, 2004 02:45 PM

I'm a sleep thrasher too, Heewig, and prefer the sleep shorts or capris over pants, because of the bunching issue. And I know what you mean about having the sheets tucked in at the bottom. Actually, I don't even use a top sheet at home and when I sleep somewhere else (esp. a hotel), it takes me about 5 minutes to adjust everything to my liking before I climb into bed. The hotel maids must wonder what I've been up too.

I have many, many sleep shirts but prefer tight tank tops. In fact, I probably own more pajama-type stuff than any other single category of clothing.

Posted by: Nancy at February 13, 2004 03:01 PM

I always wear pajama pants with a t-shirt in the winter and either t-shirts or tank tops in the summer. I only wear shorts if it's really hot out. I can't stand wearing capri pants to bed. They bug me immensely. I feel like I should keep pulling them down and they're bunched up, but they're not. So thus I have no love for capri pajama pants. I used to HAVE to wear socks to bed but I've broken myself of the habit this past year.

Posted by: rockybeach at February 13, 2004 03:19 PM

I only wear socks in the worst of winter if the bedding is cold, and then only until the bed is warm; I keep very old stretched out socks for this specialized function.

I absolutely hate tucked in sheets; I like to be able to tuck the sheets and bedding around my feet as I like.

The oddest thing is that sometimes even in the middle of winter I like to have my feet outside the covers, free to the fresh air, even if I keep my body covered.

Posted by: lifeonhold at February 13, 2004 06:01 PM

Nekkid, nekkid, nekkid, and more nekkid

I like the way the sheets feel on my skin.

I'm one of "those people." Conformist.

Posted by: Mandy at February 13, 2004 07:41 PM

I actually sleep in the sweats and tshirt I will wear to work out in the next morning. My alarm goes off at 5am and I am out the door by 5:07am or so. I wash them every night when I get home and then put them on right after dinner. BUT I bought some new jammies at Walmart tonight. Very cute! The pants are blue striped capris, which fit me regular length and a plain blue soft tshirt.

Posted by: sherpa melissa at February 13, 2004 08:45 PM

Before I go to bed, though, I walk around in the ugliest combination of mis-matched pajama pants and sweatshirts. They're each cute on their own, but I have this way of pairing them together that's truly horrid. Tonight it's pink flowered cotton pants and a blue sweatshirt with a red stripe.

My favorite, though, is my husband's old Funkadelic t-shirt that says "Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow" on the back. If I didn't think it was going to die soon, I'd wear it every night.

Posted by: Ka Ching at February 14, 2004 12:44 AM

A smile.

Posted by: Tsy at February 15, 2004 01:53 PM
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