Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Four Tops
The Four Tops were a Motown group in the 60s who managed to hang on and have some success into the late 70s. Their two biggest hits were I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) in 1965 and Reach Out I'll Be There in 1966. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Tops
I can somewhat recall both songs, even though I wasn't into pop music in a very big way.
So ... what caused me to google them out of the blue?
This ... ↓↓↓
That's right, I noticed that I had four tops on our guest bed ... ↑↑↑
I frequently change during the day, especially in winter, and often leave my clothes readily available to meet my next perceived need without putting them away each and every time.
So, let's go through this, shall we?
On the left is a hoodie that I usually wear to bed at night during the cold months. Our thermostat allows the temperature to go down to 15°C/59°F at night, so keeping warm can be a problem, especially for a bald-headed guy. Aside from the head, we have two somewhat thin blankets on the bed, which are enough to keep my hotter wife warm (yes, she's a hottie), but I sometimes require a bit more cover, so the sweatshirt serves as an extra blanket for me without encumbering her.
Third from the left is my very warm sweater-hoodie. I wear this, especially in the early morning when I get up long before the thermostat is set to go up to 20°C/68°F, so I really have to bundle up. This morning I got up ~4AM, so I really bundled, wearing both my night hoodie plus my sweater hoodie.
('ll repeat the picture to save dear reader from having to scroll too much in order to follow my ramblings.)
Sometimes on cold mornings, I keep the sweater hoodie on under my coat when I take the kids to the bus stop. But if I plan to go for a walk afterward the bus picks them up, I'll just wear the liner (second from left) under my coat. I will also often wear it indoors when I need something over my shirt but don't need the heavier sweater-hoodie.
Finally, is the lighter sweater on the far right. I will likely wear this when I am going to a place where I want to be slightly more presentable. For example: when I go grocery shopping, I will open my coat (and sometimes doff it entirely) and want to look a little better than the liner allows.
So, that's my story of the four tops. Kind of pedantic, I know, but this is my life, and now you know what an eccentric old codger I am — just in case there was a small doubt in your mind. lol
Oh ... I do tidy up the guest bed and put away my clothes from time to time: only to start all over again.