Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Blow to My Ego

I'm about to go on a big huge hike, as you may know, on the Inca Trail up to Machu Picchu.  I did a few mini hikes in Costa Rica, and so I know that it is possible to look cute whilst hiking.  Exibit A:


Rachel from New Mexico looking super duper cute.


I haven't mastered it.  Exhibit B:  (I am the man on the left of the tree.)

So, now the Machu Picchu thing.  I have these neato touristy North Face zip-off pants/shorts that I have been schlepping around for a year for the very purpose of trekking in Machu Picchu.  I discovered them in the bottom of my backpack in Brazil and started wearing the shorts around quite a lot.
Remember this magical day?

Well I wore them so much I decided to wash them, and for some reason they turned blue in the wash.  I blame fabric softener / operator error.  Just the upper part of the pants of course, the shorts part.  I didn't need to wash the bottoms because I hadn't used them.  So now I'm going to hike for four days in the following:


Blue on top and brown on bottom.

To top it all off, or, more correctly, to "muffin top" it all off, I gained 634 pounds they must have shrunk.  I can't button them.
This is me sucking in.

And...after the exhale.

How to look cute on a hike...don't ask me.  Jeez.  I'll most likely get a debilitating sunburn on half my face the first day.

2 comments:

Sarah Lindahl said...

I see that they have ties, so your fastening problem is solved; nobody will be the wiser. That is how I wore pants through the better part of both my pregnancies. As far as the blue, well, that's just hilarious. You are going to look like a dufus, but don't feel bad, I can't look cute for more than a split second at a time, and then only after I have done research on complimentary lighting, camera angles, and stick my face out in a very unnatural way.

Kelly said...

Kady Kady Kady

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