I got new jeans


I used to be a lot more flamboyant. Case in point:

That was just before my 25th birthday. I was young and free (and possibly tipsy) and saw absolutely no issue with striking a pose for a booty shot, because I’m sorry, those jeans got the job DONE.

I’m about to be 31, and while there’s no way you’d ever catch me posing for a picture like that anymore (because these days I’m practically a librarian), I wore those exact same jeans yesterday. It’s been more than 6 years, and I’m still wearing them. Granted, they’ve blessedly stretched with me, as my derriere extraordinaire isn’t exactly what it once was – because while the good news is you don’t stay 25 forever, the bad news is neither does your butt.

But they still fit – and this, my friends, is a victory.

However, they’re threadbare, and I’m one panicked lunge away from disaster. So last night, in a fit of low self-esteem, I booked a haircut, shopped for makeup at Sephora, and bought a new pair of jeans at Nordstrom.

Don’t tell me a new pair of Hot Jeans won’t make me feel better about life.

My old pair have been demoted to “Second Favorite Jeans,” and I’ll reserve them for special occasions – like when I do karaoke in small towns. But for everything else, you’ll see me wearing my new jeans.


I have a lot swirling around in my mind and my heart these days. It’s been a rough couple of weeks, and I’m processing through a lot of tough stuff. Some days, I feel like the very worst version of myself – and while I like you a whole lot, the internet probably isn’t the place to talk about these things.

So please accept a post about my jeans for today, and have a great weekend. Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do, like pose for booty shots. Unless you’re 25. Then go for it. You’ll want that picture later.



  1. The Zadge on July 19, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    I’ve seen your jean-clad booty in real life and it is GOOD and you should post a photo of it in your new jeans!

  2. Michael on July 20, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Going from 25 to nearly 31 in the same jeans IS a victory! Oh, and neither of us will be posing for booty shots, lol! Glad you went for this one back in the day…the pleasure is ours, or at least mine *wink* Rock your new HOT jeans with pride, and if you’re ever doing that karaoke thing in OH, let us know. Oh, and we like you…a lot…hope the stormy personal weather passes. We know you will still be standing…whether or not you show us your jean-clad booty.

  3. Sarah on July 20, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    New haircut, new jeans… those are good things! I’m having to hold tight to things like that lately as well. The rest of me is in a state of… I can’t even quite describe it… or talk about it… so I’ve been enjoying the endless nice comments on my haircut, too. Cheers!

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  5. Sarah Kate on August 1, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Do you remember when we both spent a lot of money on jeans and posed for a booty shot in Seattle? That was the only day those fit me. They’d probably fit me again now but in a fit of frustration, I gave them to a friend, 2 years ago. Sad day. We both used to be a little more flamboyant. Remember, that that bar served Franzia?

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