Friday, July 24, 2009

Purple Shirt of the Week: Vests

Ok, so I missed last week for no good reason. So my penance for today is to dress like an idiot and pull out the VEST.

in my defense, I've never worn this in public before. I'm actually not sure why I still own it. I did not buy it myself. I think I'm waiting to wear it under a tux or something. Though the last tuxedo jacket I wore....well, that wouldn't go too well.

And yes, I'm wearing my purple chucks...

Friday, July 10, 2009

fixed images....again....

damn you blogger for not taking my pics from my email!!!!


Purple Shirt of the Week: Sock it to me!

I've been rather behind on my news reading, RSS feeds, etc. Been traveling, running low on batteries, etc. So I didn't realize that when my friend Ann was making me a pair of socks to thank me for helping her with some design layouts for her knitting, she had been referring to them on her blog as the "talking to socks" pattern. Very cute name. And very awesome gift!

Here they are, in all their glory! they're hand-dyed marino wool. the picture kinda shows the cool variations in the colors throughout the sock. But as you can see, I may be overdoing it in the purple enthusiasm department. but then again, that's exactly how it's meant to be done!

Just got them this week, which means i've pushed back the 15 or so other submissions and shots I've taken. So fear not, the purple shall be with you always...Or at least for the next 3 months...there, doesn't that make you feel better?

now go outside and play, because it's gorgeous...

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Purple Shirt of the Week: Helloooo Nurse!

You are so lucky that I bless you all each week with the color
purple. Because really, is there anything else in life? And I know
it gives your life meaning. Because you tell me so. Let's go to the
mail bag and see what you've written:

Dear Brian;
How can I live, week to week, knowing that at any moment you may
decide to stop showing us purple pictures?? Please, please, don't
stop! I didn't understand what point there was to life and living
until your blog came along. I now have seen truth and beauty
contained in your words and pictures, and shall relish each day hereon
with the knowledge that there are others like me out there. Thank you
for bringing us this community. I am in your debt. Now excuse me
while I go braid some purple ribbons in my hair." - G. Clinton

I'm paraphrasing, of course, but the sentiment is the same.

On a serious note, hundreds of you (read: more than one but less than
three) have told me a similar story which, now that I have photos, I
have no excuse not to share. Nothing can be as heart-wrenching as
having a sick child whom you have to bring to the hospital, doing all
you & the doctors can to make their life better. These friends of
mine wrote me and said "while i was at the hospital, there was a
doctor/nurse with purple scrubs on, it reminded me of your blog, and I

Anything that can bring a smile to that kind of situation, I'm glad to
have been a part of it. But most importantly, I share this story so
you know that you're not alone.

Oh, and 6 points to the first person to comment on this post who can
tell me where this week's title comes from.