Mommy Long Legs

Because both Scott and I work from home, we….errrr….*I* often don’t think too much about what I’m wearing, which kinda goes against everything that Dr. Phil says to do when lovers work together. But then again, I don’t even watch the big bufoon so I guess, never mind. Scott usually never says anything…and I say “usually” because the other day, he did.

“Clown socks.”

I must explain though.

My good jeans were dirty.

My fat jeans were dirty.

My skinny jeans don’t fit.

–> So, I wore my summer jeans.

The problem is, it’s winter, and despite living in sunny Florida where “it’s freeeeezing” means the thermometer has just dipped below 65F, it’s still cold to me. For some reason, Buddha gave me extremely sensitive skin, and any changes to temperature, even a minute quarter of a degree, I can feel the chill and need to cover up. It’s why I carry a wool shawl everywhere I go and a stow a snowsuit made for the weathering the tundra in the trunk of my car. Just in case I’m stuck in a movie theater with the air conditioning blasting air tunned from Antarctica, I’m covered. [sidenote: I have trouble pronouncing and saying “Antarctica” and had to copy-paste from wikipedia, the mother of all-knowing]

Not only did I have popsicle toes shivering mad, but looking down, I realized that *ahem* one item was left off my shopping list and despite not caring what clothes I wear at home, I do deeply care about smooth legs.

So, the solution to frigid toes AND to hide the rainforest growing from knee to ankle, I put on my clown socks that my friend and travel bud, Rachelle, and I bought the at LAX airport last year.

Even worse? They’ve got “HOLLYWOOD” in big white block letters stitched on the side of them. We have matching.


On a separate note, I do have to thank Scott for all the fab things he’s been tinkering with on the site – the new format allows me to post silly things that have nothing to do with food and I don’t want blaring on the front page. Because Steamy Kitchen is firstly a RECIPE blog — I didn’t want new readers coming along to think that this was a SOCK BLOG, especially when SlashFood just posted a poll asking readers Who’s the Hottest Female in Food and I was one of their finalists, along with hotties Nigella, Padma.

There’s no way that Clown Socks would win.

Though, last year, I was also a finalist. For the record, I don’t know how to feel about that. I’m torn.

“Yay! I’m hot!” πŸ™‚Β  “….and I beat Paula Deen by a smidgen!” πŸ™

EDIT: oh sh*t….I’ve been crowned for 2011! Can you handle all this hotness?!!! I don’t think I can…..I only have ONE pair of Clown Socks.

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Comments 27

  1. Jenn

    Heh. My husband was watching “Everyday Italian” at home over a vacation and his granddad sat down to watch with him. After about five minutes, he said “This show’s not really about food, is it?” while staring at Giada’s impressive and prominent decolletage.

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  3. Candice C.

    LOL!!!Totally normal!!! I love it… On Saturday mornings, I wear an acne clay mask while I’m making breakfast & cleaning. It’s definitley not the sexiest – I just have to remember not to step outside of the house!

  4. Damaris

    You’re hilarious. I never change out of my ugly fleece robe until I have to pick up the kids from school, which remind me I should shower right now.


  5. Lyndsey

    You sound just like me. Year round I always have a sweater or jacket in the car just in case. You know how cold they keep the AC here in the summer.

    Congrats! you deserve #1 yahoo!

  6. Mary at Deep South Dish

    Funny I was thinking the very same thing about what my husband must think of his wife since I started working from home and we are together all the time. Comfort is the key to me, and with a southern food blog, well, nothing fits anymore so I get that for sure. I finally decided I don’t give a hoot what he thinks. I’ve over 50 now and he’s stuck with me – clown socks or whatev.

    I know exactly what you mean about that temperature thing. There seems to be a fine line between me being comfortable and freezing and it rests somewhere around 64 degrees I think (I’m from & grew up in coastal Mississippi).

    Congrats on being one of the SlashFood’s Hottest Female in Food btw!

  7. ZoΓ«

    I also live for some of the time in Florida, and when that thermometer dips below 65˚ you can count on me rocking the “socks and flipflops” look. Sek-say.

    I have also worn UGG boots. In the Bahamas.

  8. Miri Leigh

    Aw, I love those socks. And I think I have the same pair! I dress “socksy” all the time and if I had a husband I think he would *love* it.

  9. Barry

    Oh, how the Northern Californian has acclimated! Though I guess I shouldn’t throw stones when I complain about having to walk the dogs when it’s 31 in San Jose. At least it ain’t snowing. Am I right Northeast?

    I have to say, I’m with Scott, those are clown socks. They are clown socks of their own right but when paired with summer jeans, well, that just sends it off the charts. The only way to redeem them is to go all out with a wig, makeup and over-sized sunglasses. But then you’d just be crossing into creepyville.

  10. Lauralee Hensley

    Hahahaha. Loving the clown socks over here. My brother and his family live in Florida and they notice the cold down there too.

  11. Marjy

    I think it looks perfectly fine! But then, I’m a Goth. We wear stripey socks with just about anything.

  12. Lisa @ The Cooking Bride

    Congratulations on winning!

    I am cold natured like you. My husband is hot natured and frequently FREEZES me out. The summer we got married (and this is Mississippi so it’s never below 90 degree in July) a neighbor spotted me taking the trash out in sweats. He asked my husband the next day if I had been sick!

  13. Rebecca

    Hmm, I noticed you were the ONLY person on that list who doesn’t have a TV show. I think it’s time they give you a TV show darnit!

  14. rita

    i love clown socks. in fact, i have a couple of them that i wear in winter (under my jeans, of course), or around the house πŸ˜€

    CONGRATS on winning! what can i say? YOU SURE ARE ONE HOT MOMMA!

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