Solidarity Sister!

This is for all the people who ever met me and said, “You were a baton twirler?  You don’t seem like that type.”  The underlying message, as I choose to take it, is that I’m not actually ditzy and brain dead, and I don’t obsess over manicures and fashion (which reminds me of something else I want to write about:  Is Coldwater Creek an “old lady store” as my children have declared?  Perhaps I shall explore this topic more deeply tomorrow).

So, you know, I don’t know what message they were actually trying to teach the kiddos with this video (*snort*), but what I take from it is a long overdue message of tolerance:  majorettes are intelligent people, too.

And George, if you’re out there, Tewt the Newt is rockin’ the sequins.

7 thoughts on “Solidarity Sister!

  1. One of my college friends was a twirler. I really didn’t want to like her, figuring she was all about the sequins & pancake makeup. But she was one of the nicest people in band & fun & interesting & smart & just a great person. Plus I realized as a clarinet, I was really only a step above her on the marching band hierarchy anyway.

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  2. My aunt was a twirler. She is now assisting her doctor husband in running an AIDS clinic in Lesotho (one of those tiny countries completely surrounded by South Africa.) Resolutely, not. a. ditz.

    Moving on to the more pressing question of is Cold Water Creek an “old lady store” – um…I think this deserves more detailed discussion. I happen to own several things from CC, myself, and I think they are both cute and stylish. HOWEVER, as it has been pointed out to me by my hipper, NYC dwelling cousins – I am a curvy girl from the Midwest and my sense of fashion is dictated by those things. I do know that there are SOME items at CC that would look just fine on my grandma, and which I would not ever personally wear, but also that I like my low cut lace blouse from there and I am sure Grandma would not. So, anyway…perhaps you should blog about this tomorrow.

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  3. Umm…I’m voting for yes, Coldwater Creek is an old lady store (you geezer). And J. Jill is not.

    Opinions borne entirely out of my preference for J. Jill, I readily admit. And, opinions with no validity whatsoever. Because I think they’re kind of the same store…J. Jill is perhaps a little less decorative.

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  4. I can’t even think about twirlers now….now all I can think about is the fact that I may or may not have some clothes from Coldwater Creek. I must figure out if they are age appropriate. If I do in fact have them, that is.

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  5. Awwwww…I was just thinking about ordering something from CC and now you have me all paranoid. Now I have to go back to the drawing board – I’m in some serious need of something halfway stylish. AUGH.
    And for the record – you’re the first twirler I’ve ever ‘known’. I went to a high school so small you could barely call it a high school. Graduating class of three. Yep. Go ahead and laugh. Three people…and I was the salutatorian…the only girl…and one of the guys was my cousin.
    Go ahead. Laugh. I’m used to it. 🙂

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  6. Christina

    See that, Majorettes are smarter than Senators! But um, I’m not sure what that says about either of them… LOL

    CC – yeah, I’ve been wondering the same thing. I like the catalogs, but I always feel like it’s an older demographic when I go into the stores. Surprisingly I’m really liking Express these days – not everything, but they do have some good stuff that is both fashionable and something I’d actually wear.

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