Some days you wake up, get dressed and get on your way without much thinking about what to wear.
But for reasons deep within my peachy skull, today I wanted to wear orange.
I like orange. It makes me happy. Orange is a color with tons of meanings. Here’s what the Internet says:
Orange…combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation. … In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance.
What’s not to like about the color orange? Those are all qualities I love to exhibit in my own personality. So I tossed together an outfit that pulled out every bit of orange I owned, except the shorts. I had to maintain my full Dad status somehow.
That orange Nike cap is one that I’ve owned for 15 years at least. It is a stretchy fabric hat that has shrunk slightly over the years. It’s a little tight now, but it is such a happy tinge of orange I refuse to throw it away.
The orange shirt is also a Nike product. I bought it back when I owned a pair of orange and gray running shoes, the only pair of that color combination I’ve ever owned. And sure enough, I also owned a pair of matching orange running shorts. Those I lost over the years. What a shame. LOL.
The socks were given to me last Christmas. They say RUN FOR BEER on the back. The shoes are a gift from my friend Monte who was convinced to buy a pair of Newton running treads by a kid at a local running store. They never fit him and those raised ridges on the forefoot just game him sore arches.
And let’s not forget the deep orange underwear that I am wearing under my Dad Shorts! Those were a Banana Republic gift from my wife. Orange you glad that I shared this picture with you?
So there you have it, Orange from Head to Toe, and why I’m wearing it. Enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation. … In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance.
I’ll keep the orange shirt and socks on during my run tonight, and probably the hat too. The shorts I’ll substitute with something suiting more for running. And then I’ll go out and show some strength and endurance. But not my underwear.