I have had the hardest time falling asleep this week. And I'm not talking about midnight or 1am. I've been up till 4, 6, 7am before falling asleep. Such a drag! But, I've made some important half-alert discoveries.
For instance, last night I analyzed the implement of leg warmers. I thought back to the dance classes of my childhood and had no recollection of cold ankles or even dancing outside in cold weather. And if a dancer were to dance outside in cold weather, wouldn't her whole body need an extra layer, not just her lower legs?
I then flashed back to 5th grade and the vague recollection of a leg-warmers- over-jeans trend. Now in that case, leg warmers were an accessory, an expression of personal style and good taste. Right? Anyone? So, is this what leg warmers are to dancers, just an accessory? Hmmm, no, that couldn't be, as they would surely have been named something other than "leg warmers." They would have needed a snappier name like Kickies or something. Or Lady Legs. Ya, good one.
No, no, there's got to be something more to it. Hmmm... legs, ankles. Oh yes, ankles! Skinny jeans! (Hang in there.)
Skinny jeans only look okay on a small sampling of female forms. I've
got it! Leg warmers balance out the figure. Make a dancer's hips look
smaller. Just like flared jeans do vs. skinny jeans. Some smart lady
from way-back-when just named them "leg warmers" so dancers of all
shapes and sizes could save face. "Oh, these old things, they just
keep my legs warm." Such a nice lady. I wonder what her name was...
And so my evenings have gone. One important discovery after another.
It's getting about time to pull out the potholders. Every pretty, vintage potholder that makes its way home with me tends to end up on my funky junky Christmas tree (check these out). Makes me laugh to see them hanging there in the mix, "Hee, hee, there are potholders on my Christmas tree!" I even like them there when I'm well-rested and sane. It's true.
Okay, I'm off for a Friday date. Make sure you stop by on Monday -- I've got something REALLY BIG planned.