22 May 2009

G is for...


But not the kind of gazpacho you're thinking of. You are thinking of the cold soup, right? I thought you were. In our house, however, gazpacho is this:

Confused? I can see how you might be, so let me explain. First, let's revisit the 1970s. Back in the day there was a fashion item that had a brief moment in time called the gaucho pant. For those who are woefully out of touch with the fashion world I will tell you that "gauchos" are pants that come to around mid calf and have wide flowy legs. They are inspired by the pants worn by Argentine cowboys. My first, and to tell the truth only, 4H project was sewing a pair of gaucho pants and a matching vest out of some burgundy colored fabric. I may have even worn them once or twice outside of the end-of-the-year fashion show.

This lovely (?) fashion came back into vogue last year, and Daughter decided that she would like a pair of these pants. The only problem is that she can't seem to remember what they're called. One morning she asked me to get her her brown gazpacho pants. As with most family legends, one time was all it took. She now owns several pair of gazpacho pants, and there's no hope that she'll ever call them anything else.

1 comment:

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

I'm no longer surprised when any fashion returns. The industry apears to have dried up and they can't come up with anything new.