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Why I Am Wearing This Tight, Terrible Woman’s Shirt

Do not make bets with your wife.  Or at least do not make bets with my wife, particularly if you may lose.

If you have been scarred by this heinous sight, please send Janette all of your bad energy.


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  • Karina November 30, 2009, 2:54 am

    Well I think the shirt looks mighty good on you – pink suits you well! 😉

    • Josh Hanagarne November 30, 2009, 8:36 am

      I think it’s a light shade of purple, but thanks.

  • Dean Dwyer November 30, 2009, 5:44 am

    JH, great story. I thought for sure you were going to say you put an “e” at the end of develop (like George Bush once did with tomato or was it potato?) In support of your shame I too am wearing a woman’s shirt while I write this. Gotta help a brother in time of need.

    • Josh Hanagarne November 30, 2009, 8:37 am

      Thank you Dean. Please send me the link to the video.

  • Jennifer November 30, 2009, 5:53 am

    I had a second grade spelling bee failure myself – and I was such a good speller, too – it was just ridiculous! Anyway, you rocked the shirt, and your wife sounds like a riot. So, can’t pity you. But may be laughing just a wee bit. With you, of course. 🙂

  • Josh Hanagarne November 30, 2009, 8:39 am

    She is a riot, all right. From the next spelling bee I was in, I do have a “second place” trophy. I never did win one.

  • Eric | Eden Journal November 30, 2009, 8:48 am

    Ah man, that sucks to be taken out on a technicality. Those spelling bees must be serious business, you’d think in the first round they could give you a reminder. Oh well, live and learn I suppose.

  • Leighann Garber November 30, 2009, 8:56 am

    Don’t worry. Only real men can wear pink (or light purple) and get away with it.

    Great points. I’d love to know what the bet was about? You were obviously overconfident then too, eh? 🙂

    • Josh Hanagarne November 30, 2009, 10:10 am

      Leighann, the bet was this: I said that Transformers 2 would be worth watching as a good “bad” movie. I was wrong. It was just bad bad.

  • Wendy November 30, 2009, 9:07 am

    You wear it well! Is this an all day thing or just for the video? Also, if it’s not too personal, what was the bet?

    • Josh Hanagarne November 30, 2009, 10:11 am

      Wendy, I don’t think they’d let me wear it at work, but I didn’t try. It was just for the video.

  • Heather November 30, 2009, 9:32 am

    Tee-hee-hee-heee-heeeeeeeeeeeeee! Didn’t you know lilac is the new black? DUDE! BUFF ARMS! Well done, you!

    • Josh Hanagarne November 30, 2009, 10:12 am

      I accept the compliment and reject all the tee-hees.

      • Heather November 30, 2009, 11:42 am

        Sorry to hear that the movie stunk. Are you all Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans? If so, is there any way you could MST3K it? That gets me through bad movies all the time. Those old Christopher Lee vampire films are my favorites. I always start with the line, “Please Hammer, stop makin’ ’em!” Sorry you lost the bet, but I’m standing by my insane mad cackling tee-hees.

        • Josh Hanagarne November 30, 2009, 12:20 pm

          I love Christopher Lee and the Hammer films. I’m a MST3000 fan, but this movie was well beyond that. On the plus side, I did just watch Troll 2, and that was glorious.

  • Kenji Crosland November 30, 2009, 10:07 am

    I messed up on the word ‘thirtieth’ at my spelling bee. I’ll remember how to spell that word till the day I die.

    Pride can be a killer. In High School I won a lot of contests and scholarships and I used that as an excuse for not trying as hard as I could. Because I was obviously so smart I felt entitled to privileges I didn’t deserve. Didn’t help me at all.

    You’re lucky to have been able to learn the same lesson earlier in life.

    • Josh Hanagarne November 30, 2009, 10:14 am

      Kenji, how did you spell it. Did you just say 30th?:)

  • Casey (northandclark) November 30, 2009, 10:33 am

    That was a tough bet I can imagine myself making the same mistake. If you are looking for good bad when it comes to Michael Bay I recommend bad boyz 2.

    • Josh Hanagarne November 30, 2009, 12:21 pm

      Oh man. I’ve seen part 1. I’m not sure I’ll be up for more Michael Bay for another decade.

  • Lori November 30, 2009, 1:19 pm

    Your appearance reminds me of the Bazooka Bubble Gum with the joke inside the wrapper. Remember?

    • Josh Hanagarne November 30, 2009, 1:41 pm

      Lori, do you ever get tired of being so hilarious? I do remember, and grudgingly say, “very astute.”

  • John November 30, 2009, 1:27 pm

    Ha ha, I’ll have to remember not to make bets when I get married (which hopefully won’t be for a while). Great lesson. I can get pretty cocky myself from time to time, but I’ve learned to shrink my big head down to size by practicing being humble. It works wonders – even though I don’t always remember to practice it 🙂

    • Josh Hanagarne November 30, 2009, 1:43 pm

      John, as long as your head doesn’t get so big that it can’t fit in your avatar box, you’ll be fine. Priorities, laddie!

  • Niel November 30, 2009, 1:35 pm

    When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

    With that said, paint your self green and go around town as the Hulk.

    But to be on topic, I know exactly how being too confident can be your own downfall. I took an exam a few weeks ago on classes I’ve had before and thought “easy A.” Of course, for some reason, I didn’t fill in the last 3 answers on my scantron (only time it’s happened) and got much lower than expected.

    Hubris much?

    • Josh Hanagarne November 30, 2009, 1:43 pm

      Hulk. Yes! Now that is a good take on this debacle.

  • Boris Bachmann November 30, 2009, 3:27 pm

    Nice – I just bought an “America’s Next Top Model” ladies t-shirt at Walmart for $1. It fits me about as well as yours does and I thought I might wear it for a training session video sometime if I’m feeling particularly exhibitionist-y.

    • Josh Hanagarne November 30, 2009, 3:36 pm

      Why did you buy that shirt, even at such an amazing price?

      • Boris Bachmann November 30, 2009, 7:43 pm

        When I saw that shirt, something inside me said “$1… SCORE! I can use that for SOMETHING!” I think maybe wearing the shirt in training might be magical – we’ll see.

  • Ryan Carty November 30, 2009, 6:19 pm

    I always have been a horrid speller! For years, I spelled loser as looser…didn’t as diddn’t. I am envious of your spelling prowess and your clavicles!

    • Josh Hanagarne November 30, 2009, 6:27 pm

      Ah yes. My clavicles are certainly my best feature. But you can have these clavicles. I’ll put you in touch with my implant guy. He does all my work.

  • Srinivas Rao November 30, 2009, 9:38 pm

    Well said Josh. Nice shirt. I”m sure you’ll be even more famous after this one :). And I”ll remember never to make bets with my wife when I get married.

  • Patrenia November 30, 2009, 11:14 pm

    Well, just when I thought I’d seen it all…you pull this one out of the hat!!! OMG!!! Too funny…

    Also, great story. It’s amazing how pride will bring you right back down to reality EVERY time!!!

    • Josh Hanagarne December 1, 2009, 12:32 am

      You know, the shirt grew on me. I’m going to wear it more often.

  • Jenny November 30, 2009, 11:18 pm

    Hilarious. You have my pity for the shirt and fortunately I’ve already learned the spelling bee over confidence lesson first hand. I had visions of ESPN stardom when I spelled “intramural” i-n-t-m-u-l in the first round of my 7th grade contest.

  • Kevin December 1, 2009, 10:24 am

    Nice shirt Josh 😉 Other than that all I can say is MySpellingSucks and I build a web site on the premis. probably an appropiate comment here.

  • Mary W. December 1, 2009, 8:57 pm

    Josh! This is my life you are telling a story about! The exact same thing happened to me. I lost the 7th (or was it 8th?) grade oral spelling bee with the word plateau. Which I spelled correctly. And…I knew every word in the competition after that. However, it was not over-confidence that lost me that bee. It was under-confidence. It can cloud one’s judgment as well.

  • Jonny | thelifething.com December 2, 2009, 4:03 am

    Holy Crap

  • Warner McGee December 2, 2009, 4:23 pm

    Hey Josh,

    I feel your pain friend. You do look rather dashing in pink though. 🙂 -Warner (Michelle McGee’s more masculine other half)

    • Josh Hanagarne December 2, 2009, 5:47 pm

      Thanks Warner. I’ve gotten a lot of compliments about how well the outfit hung together, all else aside.

  • Mighty Kat December 6, 2009, 8:56 pm

    I think you got off easy, since we didn’t see the entire torso/shirt, only the upper portion, with your noted superior clavicles. Nevertheless, I enjoyed your spelling bee story. The lessons are there.

  • Roxi May January 6, 2010, 9:05 am

    Hey – isn’t your wife worried you will stretch her shirt out? It’s such a cute top!