I am in the midst of finalizing our bee gear for the upcoming season. When I say gear, I mean clothing. And, I know that it doesn't make sense to want to look decent (forget fashionable) while keeping bees, especially since I am fairly certain that running from an angry hive while screaming like a maniac and swatting at anything anywhere near me is an image that can't be beautified no matter what I am wearing. That image is way too much comedy to be saved. (Even though I swear I won't do that. Really. I won't do that. I WILL NOT do that. I really hope I don't do that...)
Still, I find myself looking at the all-white bee suits and ridiculously asking myself, "Will that flatter at all?" I know what you are thinking. I KNOW. It is as if the gravity of what I have signed up for hasn't quite sunk in just yet. Maybe it hasn't. I am too busy focusing on these:
|Onguard White PVC Boots 16" Over-the-sock Plain Toe|
I am just thinking white skinny jeans would be so cute tucked into these! And skinny jeans under one of those white beekeeping jackets with a veil? Maybe beekeeping gear can be practical with a nod toward fashion, after all? (Think Hunter boots, skinny jeans and a denim coat -it's all very J.Crew.) In my beekeeping case, I can go straight from the hive to P.Diddy's annual "White Party!"
If you have read all the way to here and you are still reading, well let me just say...
- You are a very tolerant person.
- You need to know that I know that I don't need these; that I understand that sneakers would do the job. But, I happen to have a thing for gadgets and these qualify as gadgetry in my book.
- If you are, by any chance, a beekeeper and are rolling your eyes because of all the reasons why this entire post is ridiculous, well, I would like you to know that I realize this is silly, but some things should be fun. What can I say? I'm a fun-loving, nature gal.