October 24, 2013

Publisher's Notebook: Shutdown, McConnell and fuzzy pajamas



I leave the clothes in a bundle on the dresser so I have easy access to them each evening. There’s no sense washing them every day, but Mary occasionally will scoop them up and send them through the laundry. I believe she determines when to do so by smell.

There’s nothing sexy about my evening attire at home in the winter. It’s dark, heavy sweaters and pajamas and pillows on my feet. I just want to be comfortable. I’d freeze to death in a Hugh Hefner bathrobe.

But I’m sure I’m not the only one who garbs up when the temperatures fall. Most people like to wear comfy clothes when there’s nothing to do but stay indoors for hours at a time. I’ve thought seriously about getting one of those full-body Snuggies to compliment my fuzzy pajamas. Or maybe cut some arm holes in a sleeping bag.

Perhaps I should start a website called “Lounge Lizards” and solicit photos of people in their winter garb. It would be highly entertaining, just like the “People of Walmart” site that shows people out in public in ridiculous clothes, or very little at all. No, I have never been to Walmart in my fuzzy pajamas. That view of me is not for public consumption.

But I don’t care what I look like in the confines of my own home. It makes the long, cold winter months, and the interminable political bickering on TV,  just a little more bearable.

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