wherein i show my feminine side

February 22, 2009

Remember Imelda Marcos? Well, I knew Imelda Marcos, and son, I’m no Imelda Marcos.

But I kind of am.

Last year, we went to the Lifthouse ski shop at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon, to hook the kids up with some ski stuff for the season. And on the discount rack, I saw a Marker jacket I decided, for less than $100, I had to have.

marker jacket

I really liked this jacket, it looks all normal, but has a gore-tex liner, and when I’m feeling a little non-conformist, I can ski with it.

Well, for Christmas, my mother in law gave me a gift certificate to the Black Diamond retail store. Which is like the Wonka factory to me.

I walked in with Rick, and looked at all the candy: new gloves (my current gloves have duct tape on 8 of 10 fingers), beanies, avalung packs, socks, skis, all kinds of good stuff.

I bought this Mountain Hardware jacket:

mountain hardware jacket

Cuz, you know. I was playing with House Money. You can’t buy stuff you NEED with House Money. Just stuff you WANT.

Here are those two jackets again:


I should just have the operation and become a woman.

20 Responses to “wherein i show my feminine side”

  1. mark Says:

    “when I’m feeling a little non-conformist, I can ski with it.”

    Only if you’re also wearing jeans.

  2. mark Says:

    BTW, Lifthouse is at the mouth of BCC. The polygamist compound is at the mouth of LCC. Feel free to delete this comment after you fix it.

  3. dug Says:

    mark, nope. i measure my self-worth by my comment count. thanks for both of them.

  4. Rick S. Says:

    you bought the other one cuz it has a hood, right? Just in case it rains you can protect your hair.

  5. Chad Says:

    self worth: +1. you’re welcome.

  6. brkeyes7 Says:

    You, feminine? No way. I would never have guessed that. I learn something new every day.

  7. KanyonKris Says:

    The important thing is, neither jacket makes your butt look big.

  8. BotchedExperiment Says:

    They’re totally different. One is tan, and one is less tan.

  9. steveA Says:

    What Butt? He NEEDS something to make his lack of butt look bigger.

    Dug-Nice jackets though. Since they are basically the same can I have one?

  10. Jeff Says:

    You may be fashion-feminine but you can make up for it with another poop post.

  11. Jenny Says:

    Oh please no. I’m with Kim….no more poop posts. BTW~ do the jackets each have their own matching pair of shoes or ski boots? matching man bag? belt?

  12. dug Says:

    well, jenny, i do want to point out, that if you click on the “poop” category link, there are only 10 posts in there, and only maybe 2 of those are actually about poop. that’s 2 out of 195 posts.

    cuz bathrooms are not the same as poop. and whether you use the fly or the unbuckle, also, not poop.

    i’m just saying.

    and no, no matching anything.

  13. KanyonKris Says:

    Botched – Your color descriptions work for me, because I’m a man. But any woman would know you are not a woman based solely on your brief comment above. Why? Because women NEVER say “less tan” or “light blue”. No, it’s periwinkle, turquoise, and aquamarine. In the case of these jackets, my wife tells me they’re clearly ecru and fallow.


    Now that I’ve offended the ladies maybe they’ll go away so we can get back to pee, poop, fart.

  14. bikemike Says:


    nice jackets.

  15. tohellandback1st Says:

    you manhood is safe. no self-respecting gay person would be caught dead in ecru OR fallow…well, except when playing a straight man for a commercial or something…

  16. Jeff Says:

    “Ecru” sounds like a euphemism for poop, so I think you’re safe…

  17. MOCougFan Says:


  18. BUD Says:

    You should see my collection of white tennis shoes. They all look pretty much the same and are in good condition. I have like 5 pair of basically the same thing. So I understand, even though it doesn’t make any sense.

  19. steveA Says:

    you could wear those fancy jeans kim got you with that jacket and ski unconventionally all day. Or play football just to show how tough those similar jackets are. I’m a jacket/coat guy so I understand, though my wife would not. I have two of those coats western guys wear with the wax/oil coating. One full-length and brown, the other hip length and black. neither gets worn more than once or twice a year but I refuse to part with them.

  20. forgingahead Says:

    Mountain Hardware gear rocks!

    And hey, what’s wrong with a guy having a good taste in clothes?

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