Do I write about stupid things? Yeah...don't answer that. It's one of those questions. Well, here's what I'm thinking today, and this is a terribly important philosophical question. And I really need help with it.
What does armpit-to-armpit mean? No really. That is my honest to god...need an answer right now...question. I signed up for Nanowrimo, right? Yeah. So the last time I did nanowrimo, I wanted to order the t-shirt but half-way through the month they sold out. Bummer. I wanted that shirt. So this year, I was not going to be taken by surprise. I ordered early.
Now first of all, you have to know something about me. I don't order clothing by mail. I'm terrible at sending things back if they don't fit so I just don't order stuff. (Books are another story...love Powells!) But this nanowrimo 2007 t-shirt isn't available at K-Mart, so I had no choice.
The measurements said "armpit to armpit." So I measured, armpit-to-armpit. I put the measuring tape at the front edge of my armpit (stop here if this is too graphic) and stretched it to the other front edge of armpit. Then I looked on the little chart and found my size. I fit perfectly to one of them. It was a one size larger than my usual size, but then they mentioned shrinkage so I figured it was right.
Well, apparently I was wrong. I need to go back to math class or seamstress class or something. The t-shirt was more than just a tad big. It was huge, and now remember that I am terrible at sending things back. Plus, if I send it back there is the possiblity they'll be out of the size that will fit me. So back to the armpit question.
Was I supposed to measure from the middle of my armpits? From the back of my armpits? The only thing that would make sense is if I were to start at one armpit, pass the second one, go around my back and back to where I started. Then the measurements would fit. There just has to be a better way to do this. There are just too many variables.
So here I am...stuck with a really cool, and motivational t-shirt that is very, very large. Hey...just like my dreams. What's the difference between a very large nanowrimo t-shirt and your dreams? One you hope to grow into and one you pray you won't.