July 5, 2012 - Long As I’m Alive
I would have worn a Sublime shirt, because it’s day 187, but I don’t have one. Sorry.
Size: XL | Fabric: 100% Cotton | Made by / in: Fruit of the Loom / Honduras (of U.S.A. fabric)
Had Since: 2004 | Price: $12? | Times Worn: ~2
I’ve had an unusual amount of Peoria High School graduation shirts this year - appreciated donations all - none of which were mine…until now! I don’t recall if we paid for these shirts or if they were given to us, but I do remember that they were distributed to us during our all-night graduation party. That was a fun time; my friends and I got to talk and laugh, take funny pictures of each other, go bowling, and (best of all) roller skated on the third floor of the high school. We had a blast flying down those halls…and tripping and falling…and it’s one of my favorite memories of my time in high school.
This shirt was probably designed by one of my classmates, though I don’t know which one. I never wore it much, mostly because it’s white and that’s not how I chose to get down for many a year, so it’s still in great condition. The back has what was apparently our class motto: “Carpe Diem,” which I don’t remember voting on or seeing displayed anywhere…but it’s a good motto. Below that is a five-column list of names of all the kids I graduated with, and as I’m sitting here looking at it I realize how little of my class I actually knew. Some of these names don’t even look Sorta familiar. There were quite a few of us, in my defence, and like the other shirts I’ve chosen not to post a picture of the back of the garment to protect the innocent…or whatever. The class of 2004 was cool - I’m sure they wouldn’t mind their name appearing on the Internet. Better safe than sorry, though.
Today was quite a hot day (milk would have been a bad choice), with real temperatures into the triple-digit realm, and tomorrow will be as bad or worse. Hopefully the heat will break on Saturday; we’re all counting on it. I wasn’t given as much work to do today as last Thursday, so I got to “seize the day” and attend big band rehearsal, and I’m thankful on both of those fronts. How I will seize tomorrow, and how the rest of the class of ‘04 will seize tomorrow, the world may never know…