Friday, December 23, 2011
Love it! Want it! Need it!
The other night some friends and I went to see The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I've read the book and knew we were in for some dark and heavy stuff. The movie was well done and fairly true to the book though I think I would have been lost in places if I had not read the book. Lucky for you, I'm not confused enough to think I'm a movie reviewer and that's not what this post is about.
This post is about the most fabulous t-shirt I've ever seen worn by Lisbeth Salander in the movie that said:
I couldn't find an image of her in it from the movie, but I did find it for sale on the interweb and you can buy it here.
If you haven't read the book or seen the movie then you don't know that this girl has had a very rough go in life and this is the perfect shirt for her. Just perfect! My first reaction when I saw her in it was to laugh. It was a rare moment of levity in this heavy story.
My second reaction was to turn to my friend and say, "Is it too late for me to put that on my Xmas list?!!"
I heart this shirt! It speaks to me.
Why am I coveting this?
I have had some bummer things happen in my life, but nothing approaching the Lisbeth character's woes. So it's not that.
It's not appropriate to cruise around town in. Not exactly the right thing for school pick up. I can't even wear it around my house as my children can read. It's not like they've never heard that word come flying out of my mouth, but this would be a bit in their face. So it's not that.
I do really love the word fuck. It's all purpose. I can use it as any part of speech. It can be used for good or evil. So I guess that's part of it.
But also, even though that's not what's in my head most of the time, there are definitely times it's flashing in there fast and furious. Wouldn't it be nice when faced with a person of an assholish nature to just point at your awesome t-shirt and smile? Yep, that's it.
I think what I'm going to do is order several of the shirts in an extra small and modify them into tank tops which I can then wear as undershirts. That way on any given day I'll be ready to strip down, point, and smile.
peace & love :-)