Thursday Thirteen: Sweatpant Day


I decided today was going to be a Sweatpants Day. After all, I wasn’t really going anywhere. Why get a good pair of jeans dirty when I was going to be cooking and writing all day long?

That, of course, made me think of our favorite band.

1. Sweats are perfect for the tour bus. Especially for overnight trips.

2. As the band gains popularity, though, they often feel the need to change into jeans before going into the hotel.

3. After all, their fans are hanging out, waiting for autographs, pictures, whatever they can get from the guys.

4. Trevor, of course, once vowed to wear sweats the first time the band walked a red carpet at an event.

5. Everyone ignored him, trusting that his vanity would win out when the actual time came.

6. It did.

7. Of the four guys in ShapeShifter, only Eric and Daniel are likely to hang out in sweats.

8. Trevor says he likes his pants tighter.

9. Mitchell doesn’t like to feel sloppy. Or so he says.

10. Kerri thinks he just wants to show off his legs.

11. Kerri also wonders what he’s got to show off, and why he’d want to. Showing off is more Trevor’s thing.

12. Still, sweats make for a comfy way to pass a long, boring day on a tour bus.

13. Just so long as there’s no one to see you, I guess.

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  1. Celticlibrarian

    January 20, 2010 11:29 pm

    Yep. Sweats are comfy…but I’m too vain to wear them out of the house unless I’m going somewhere to exercise…and I can’t change there.

  2. Brenda ND

    January 20, 2010 11:57 pm

    Sweats are great for hanging around the bus or the house. But now you have me trying to picture the band in them. LOL.

  3. MommyBa

    January 21, 2010 1:00 am

    I haven’t passed by this way for a while. I’m glad to read through your posts again.

    Sweats are comfy and cool. Loved your post for this week!

    Happy Thursday!

  4. Janet

    January 21, 2010 2:03 am

    I’ve worn the same yoga pants and sweat shirt to the last three (weekly) yoga classes. Isn’t it green to wash less often?!

  5. Julie

    January 21, 2010 2:34 am

    Here in Australia we call them tracky-daks. Some can be very up-market, but mostly they are for walking in the park, doing the groceries or the laundry. Yep they are comfortable, but not if you are on the make for someone. Then they are a turnoff.

  6. Anthony North

    January 21, 2010 5:02 am

    It’s been a long time since I’ve worn anything but suits. Certainly different from MY band days.

  7. Grandma

    January 21, 2010 6:53 am

    Ah, old age hath it’s privileges. For me, wearing sweats is dressing up. Casual is my bathrobe.

  8. CountryDew

    January 21, 2010 8:04 am

    Sweats are great; I’m planning on putting mine on today! But when I played in a band (that was ages ago) we went for a tailored look and wore black and white; definitely not sweats.

  9. Hootin' Anni

    January 21, 2010 8:10 am

    Never heard of the band…do I live under a rock, or what? But I do love my sweats!! And they must have pockets so I can just keep ’em on and go to the store….gotta have pockets. LOLOLOL

    And I LOVE ’em BAGGY!!

    My Thursday 13 is posted: HERE [scroll below my Thursday Thunks to view if you decide to pay me a visit! I’d love your company!!]

    Have a great day!!

  10. Hazel

    January 21, 2010 9:18 am

    I use sweats all the time indoors. I dare not wear them outside though.

  11. Americanising Desi

    January 21, 2010 9:23 am

    oh wow. I miss my sweats now!

    One Word Only

  12. Norma

    January 21, 2010 3:37 pm

    I try not to go out in public in sweats, but can run from the car to exercise class!
    .-= Norma´s last blog ..Thursday Thirteen–the magazine clutter =-.

  13. Alice Audrey

    January 21, 2010 3:42 pm

    It’s so weird to think of jeans as dressy, but it makes sense.
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..13 Ways For a Boy to Get Into Trouble =-.

  14. CalicoCrazy

    January 21, 2010 5:12 pm

    We are definitely a sweats household, and my best friend accused me of ruining her because I managed to get her out of the house in sweats more than once.
    .-= CalicoCrazy´s last blog ..American Idol – Orlando Auditions =-.

  15. Julia Smith

    January 22, 2010 10:44 pm

    I wonder if anyone has actually gone to a red carpet event in sweats?
    .-= Julia Smith´s last blog ..Thursday Thirteen – 142 – 13 Ways You’ll Know You’re From Nova Scotia =-.

  16. Adelle Laudan

    January 23, 2010 1:13 am

    Sweats and PJ pants are a writers staple aren’t they?
    Fun post

    Happy T 13 !
    .-= Adelle Laudan´s last blog ..Iron Horse Rider Series =-.

  17. Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books

    January 23, 2010 2:05 pm

    Well, it’s after 1 on a Saturday, and I’m in sweatpants! I will change if/when I leave the house,though. Especially, of course, I have the opportunity to walk the red carpet (OK, not likely, but I’d dress to the nines!)
    .-= Dawn – She is Too Fond of Books´s last blog ..My ALA Midwinter experience … with lots of pictures! =-.

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