stay classy, g.i. joe

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Saturday, October 25th, 2008

stay classy, g.i. joe

let me begin by saying that my grandma is awesome. she’s awesome in the sense that’s she’s a great grandma and i love her, but she’s also awesome in the following sense: you know when you see a piece of clothing or some product in the store and you wonder, ‘who the heck buys this crap?’…yeah, it’s my grandma who buys that.

she’s that¬†kind of awesome.
my grandma’s house is quite the collection of awesomeness. she’s got the glued-on seashell wallpaper in the bathroom. there’s the assorted collection of talking/singing seasonal dolls (santa, easter bunnies, what have you…). this isn’t even to go into the wardrobe element with puff paint sweatshirts and bedazzled jean jackets… what can i say but classy.
the other day we were there and there was something that trumped all of the aforementioned things. ladies and gentlemen, i present to you: this.

that’s right. g.i. joe. crocheted tuxedo. again, that’s g.i. joe with a crocheted tuxedo.
like i’ve said many times before, when you mix a little classy with a dash of fancy, you get awesome.
this little gem sits on my grandma’s bedroom dresser. keep in mind, there’s no context for our friend tuxedo joe (as i like to call him). there’s a jewelry box, a clock, other assorted typical dresser items…and then g.i. joe in a crocheted tuxedo.
pause. let this soak in.
it’s g.i. joe. in a tuxedo.
oh, i’m sorry: a crocheted¬†tuxedo.
alright, so just let that marinate with you for awhile. i’m giving the awesome, classy, dresser paraphanelia shout-out to my grandma on this one here. keep it up, grandma! just one of the many reasons i love you!

4 Comments

  1. RAAB says:

    wow. so many avenues to take with this one. let me just say that you should really get grandma to break out the needles again and get to cracking so she can put the classy back in christmas. nothing says fancy like than a yarn clad family.

  2. Bethany says:

    I’m telling her you want this in your inheritance.

  3. Kyle McCleland says:

    Neat…I’ll get to meet this handsome devil on Saturday. Can’t wait.

  4. Amanda says:

    Not just a crocheted tuxedo, but warm little booties to match!

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