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It’s not easy wearing green.

When it comes to picking clothes, I’m a pretty plain guy. I typically gravitate towards khaki pants and a pullover. I don’t wear stripes, plaid or any other patterns. And the colors I pick are generally pretty drab…black, gray, navy, that sort of thing. My wife found a bunch of pullovers on sale one day and called me to ask me what colors I wanted. She told me of a particular blue that she thought I might be interested in. Without seeing it in person, my only guidance was to ask her, “Can you picture a Klingon wearing this color?” The answer was no, so I told her to put it back.

One of my other quirks is that I don’t wear green. I have no explanation for it. Maybe it has something to so with Kermit’s famous song and the fact I don’t like things that aren’t easy. I don’t know. I just am not a fan of the color green in general and especially not as an item of clothing on me.

Well, there are now two exceptions:

1. My G.I. Joe T-shirt — I got this at Christmas last year and I dig the faded logo style on this shirt.
2. My Mountain Dew sleep pants — I got these today for my birthday and dig the irony that comes with the logo of a highly caffeinated beverage on a pair of pants for sleeping in.

Between having a family, working full-time and going to grad school part-time, my nerd interests aren’t getting the time and attention I used to pay to them. But collecting G.I. Joe action figures is a pretty passive hobby actually. And there’s always time for drinking Mountain Dew even during all the other activities I listed.

So, in celebration of both things I love, I present this picture of me wearing green from head to toe.

By | 2017-03-17T01:01:31+00:00 November 13th, 2009|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

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  1. Carlin February 23, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    I think this is about as close as you're going to get to Mellow Yellow pants.

    Let me just state that I don't mind Mellow Yellow or Vault in a pinch, but Mountain Dew is the vastly superior version. However, you keep drinking Mellow Yellow all you want. Just means more Mountain Dew for me.

  2. Anonymous February 23, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    Lookin good, CT! Now I want me some fancy sleepin pants. They don't make them in Mellow Yellow, do they?


  3. Carlin February 23, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    I don't intend on playing Parrises squares anytime soon, so no need to go back to Old Navy right now.

  4. Janay February 23, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    Oh, man! I could have been crowned Nerd Wife Supreme if I had remembered that!!
    So shall I return to Old Navy??

  5. Carlin February 23, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    One of our regular commentors here (who shall remain anonymous until he or she chooses to admit it was them) mentioned to me that there was an episode where Worf wore blue. Not the Starfleet uniform but the Parrises squares outfit. Immediately I knew that he or she was right. It was in "11001001" and the awesome site Memory Alpha has a screen grab posted.

  6. Jeeg February 23, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    Hey! I thought we were saving the PJ pics for our Victoria's Secret Fashion Show tie-in.

  7. PLee February 23, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    Holy crap, you lost a lot of weight. That tapeworm you bought in Mexico has paid for itself.

    Janay, that's a sweet piece of man-candy you've got there.

  8. Janay February 23, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    For the record, if Worf had worn a blue Star Fleet uniform, the answer would have been yes. But alas, he did not. So the blue shirt stayed on the shelf.

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