Saturday, September 24, 2005
What's in Your Fanny Pack?
Recently, I was fashionably-inspired by a man that I respect. His sense of style is absolutely fearless. It caused me to wonder ... am I being hypocrytical when I urge others that they can pull of anything as long as they wear it with confidence, when I myself tremble at the thought of revisiting the 80s and strapping on a fanny pack?
His black leather fanny pack caused me to remember my own neon orange pack. Ah, those were the days! I remember when I was 9 or 10 having a yard sale where I was getting rid of most of my toys. At one point during the day, I had over $300 dollars strapped around my skinny, little waiste. I wonder what was in his? ... a calculator? ... a protractor? ... an unfinished manuscript for his next publication?
So I put the following questions to you.
1. What did your fanny pack look like? (notice that I did not ask if you had one. I know that you did!)
2. What was the most interesting thing you remember keeping in it?
3. What do you think is in [insert a favorite professor/mentor's name]'s fanny pack?
For those interested in a comprehensive history of the fanny pack, click on this link.