Saturday, January 29, 2011

early-emergent polyester toxicity

I think I've found the origin of my heart problem.

The racing, thumping and quick starting and stopping.

Some doctors say I was probably born with mitral valve prolapse syndrome, but I'm not too sure.

While cleaning out some of my mother's stuff, I ran across THIS damnable photo.

It's enough to scare the bejesus out of ya!

I think it started my heart palpitations.

Not to mention the number it did on my visual acuity.

Don't look if you are prone to seizures.

Or, if you have a sensitive stomach.

Or, if you've ever read ANYTHING by Tim Gunn!

That's right....the Texan!!  He's responsible.

His checked (skin-tight...woo-hoo) polyester pants.

I was only 19 and the sight of this must have overwhelmed my sensitive cardiovascular and neurological systems. 

It feels so good to place blame where blame is due.

Now, go wash your eyes out with saline.  Grab a National Geographic and stare at the pictures (the topless ones are probably the best).  Anything to erase this troubling image.  Don't want YOU to end up like me.

Checkered love to all.


Anonymous said...

A picture past to bring big smiles.
Did you really look like that?

Polyester in Brasil's climate is a definite no-no. It is cotton, or little or nothing at all.


Buckskins Rule said...

I am so thankful that I did not reach adulthood until well after that fashion era was over.

Buckskins Rule said...

Oh, Kate...I left an award for you over at my place. Join in the fun (pain?). Heh!

Jason, as himself said...

Those pants are so incredibly groovy!
I'm kind of surprised they didn't cause you brain damage.

T.J. said...

Those pants! No word for those pants! Love em!

You two look like you should be on a commercial for something. For what, I have no idea, but something!!!!!

You made all our days by posting this Kate :)