Sunday, June 11, 2006

Pretty In Pink

This month is Gay and Lesbian Pride Month and the Annual Gay Pride Parade in Boston was held this weekend. With so many people donning pink, it brought back to my mind a story from early in my relationship with Angry Joyce.

I am somewhat color-blind. I can see basic colors but certain shades of color can throw me off. I have a hard time with distinguishing between shades that border between blue and green and blur between blue and purple but I was fairly confident in my reds. Until the subject of a pair of my underwear forced me to re-evaluate my view of pink.

I had a pair of red underwear that I wore for luck on dates. I had noticed that if I wore this pair of drawers, they worked like magic in the getting lucky department. One day after Angry Joyce and I had moved in together, she asked me why I had a pair of hot pink underwear. I argued that they were red. But after a consultation with an impartial judge, I had to concede that they were pink.

In order to successfully pull off wearing pink underwear one must either be gay, very confident of their masculinity, or colorblind. I really can't say why these pink drawers worked such magic and success with the ladies. Maybe they made me seem sensitive, or maybe they exuded confidence, or just maybe things are truly prettier in pink.

*** I love the description in the link of the Women's Block Party, with the Ho-Down in the City. You have to admire that sort of humor.***

35 comments:

angel, jr. said...

Things are prettier in pink--hehe!! I had a pair of boxers that I washed with a red shirt. They were pink. Never got lucky with them, I was always too embarassed to show them off. But I continued to wear them--designer boxers can be expensive.

the weirdgirl said...

One of my brothers is like that. He can't distinguish between red and green, and sometimes blue and purple blur for him. He's admitted to not being sure what color shirt he's wearing (though he leans towards the blues). Knowing him, though, he'd be horrified if he was wearing "interesting" colored underwear. I bet anything he only wears white!

Leigh said...

It's all about mind over matter, that and a guy in hot pink underwear must be very confidant in himself and really know what he is doing. :)

CT said...

My best friend is color blind and I always give him shit!!! lol... Cheers

michaelm said...

I walked by the Stuart street block party yesterday afternoon, saw two guys trading spit.
No pink, but lot's of saliva
I'm really tired of hearing songs with a "house" beat...

~m

Jamie said...

Due to my fathers' color blindness I had a hard time learning to match colors by the time I wanted pick out my own clothes! For a girl, that's way bad. My brother and I used to wear the oddest clothes before then, ha ha! But not hot pink...

Metal Mark said...

I have some trouble telling the difference between some shades of blue and green and the difference between navy blue and black.
I had a friend in college who washed a new red shirt with his whites and he had all pink underwear and socks.

:P fuzzbox said...

angel, jr.: No need to waste expensive drawers. If it happens again wear them loud and proud.

weirdgirl: I haven't owned a white pair of drawers since Jr. High. Tighty whities just seem so '50's.

leigh: That is what I was hoping it showed.

ct: Mine is pretty mild. I try to stick to basic colors. My dad is color blind and basically doesn't see colors at all unless they are just outragous and his shirt selection tends to show that.

:P fuzzbox said...

michael: It must have been rather flamboyant at ground zero.

jamie: I can just imagine. With my dad's color blindness there is no telling what he would have picked out for my brothers and me.

mark: Pink socks would be even worse. I hope he didn't wear high water pants.

Dr. Cissa Fireheart said...

I think You and Hubby may be related Fuzz, he has issues with some of his shirts that are dark green, he insists they are brown...

But he's never confused pink with red, I am afraid. Since he's got so many girls in his house I think he was forced to see the difference long ago.....

Ann Alsex said...

Fuxxy, hot pink undies are hot;)

April said...

oh, too funny, Fuzz!!

A confident man can wear pink underwear and still get lucky...:)

ozymandiaz said...

Ya know why they made you so lucky? All the girls thought you WERE gay and you know how chicks are, they all think the can convert the gay guy...

:P fuzzbox said...

cissa: It took a while but I have learned.

Thanks, Ann. I knew you would like it.

april: Confidence is the key.

ozy: I had never thought of it that way. Brilliant.

whoami929 said...

I would jump all over you if I saw you were wearing pink underwear. It's not the confidence that would get me, it would be an obvious sense of humor. That and the way your underwear hugs your ass. ;)

Vic said...

I think it was the confidence Fuzz! Course, pink is a good color too! Why don't you do a little show for us and we'll let you know? ;-)

:P fuzzbox said...

whoami: You have me blushing.

vic: No one really needs to see that. Believe me.

Green Eyes said...

Never met a guy that wore pink underwear. Really having a hard time picturing it. I think you should post a pic here, help a girl out...

Mimi said...

So do you still have your lucky undies?

siren said...

Maybe pink is the new black...you're just a trendsetter :)

:P fuzzbox said...

green eyes: I am sorry but the underwear have gone to that big laundry basket in the sky.

mimi: Sadly they are gone :(

siren: I hope not. I don't think that I could keep up the stress of being a fashionista.

Faith said...

I don't think any straight man should wear pink. Worst of all, I've had to talk my honey out of buying a pink shirt several times already. What is up with pink?!

Sherri said...

I used to have a pair of hot pink lucky underwear too! LOL

:P fuzzbox said...

faith: I don't have any pink shirts. I pretty much stick to basic black. Can't go wrong with that.

sherri: We could have been undie twins. ;)

Catch said...

now I have visions of Fuzz in pink underwear floating through my mind...lol. Id say if you got lucky wearing pink underwear you obviously knew what you were doing!

Jim said...

was there an inverse relationship between "shade" and "lucky" -- in other words, as the color faded, did you become more lucky? were they only lucky for sex or did they also work with lottery tickets? if they had faded to the optimum shade of lucky, you could have ended up really rich -- dehydrated, but rich

:P fuzzbox said...

catch: No comment ;)

jim: Sadly it didn't work for the lottery or else I would damn sure not be working and I would be wearing them to this day if all that was left was only the worn out waistband.

Keshi said...

**In order to successfully pull off wearing pink underwear one must either be gay, very confident of their masculinity, or colorblind.

I really dun think so :) Cos Pink is the hottest color for men these days..yummmmmmmmmmmm ;-)

Keshi.

:P fuzzbox said...

I did not realize that pink was the hot color for men now. That's cool. Maybe I should find me some new pink drawers.

Perplexio said...

I have issues with certain shades of green that appear brown or even grey to me. I have a shirt that I used to swear up and down was brown that everyone else told me was green and I have a dark green (olive drab) suit that I used to swear was grey. I do now see the suit as green, but to me the shirt in question still looks brown.

As for hot pink underwear-- nothing wrong with that, unless you tend to wear your underwear on the outside of your clothing-- until you get home and start getting intimate, how would anyone else know what color skivvies you had on?

:P fuzzbox said...

True True. But I feel that my day goes better if my underwear matches my shirt. Strange I know but nevertheless true.

Keshi said...

lol na not drawers...just the shirts and sweaters...in Aus it's the hottest color these days altho alot of boys rnt so keen on it lol!

Keshi.

Laurie said...

I used to have a pair of "lucky" red bikini panties myself! LOL.. there's something to that, see?

I think that you are definitely man enough to wear pink, Fuzz.. no worries :-)

dragonflyfilly said...

kool pic...isn't pink the new black? no worries, i say go for it, remember that song "pink is the colour of passion....etc" can't remember who sings it now, oh well,

:P fuzzbox said...

keshi: Sometimes it's tough to break a taboo.

laurie: Thanks. I could never be mistaken for a girly man.

dragonfly: Aerosmith sang 'Pink.' It is filled with double entendrees they do that the best.