This post was going to be about my husband's birthday party, but there really isn't much to say. Eleven people (counting us), tons of Costco-y deliciousness, beer, wine, pineapple upside down cake, etc. A good time was had by all.
So I was killing time this morning and I decided to start searching online for some new stage attire for when our band starts playing out. It turns out that the rock clothing industry is pretty marginal and it was a lot harder than I expected to find what I had in mind. In the process, though, I found something awesome: Corporate Goth: Fashion.
It's all about ways to let your goth flag fly in a subtle manner while you're working in a corporate environment. As the writer says, "As much as I like learning how the new hires fear me and avoid my office, in the workplace, that is not always the best thing."
So the members of the community go on to share their tips for what gets by and what doesn't. Here are a few of my favorite quotes:
- My corsets either stay at home or are worn underneath things.
- "Ryan, I just can't let you wear that pentagram at a Catholic school...We have a reputation to uphold."
- Leave the animal bones at home.
I want to emphasize that I'm certainly not one to mock others for non-traditional appearance at work. After all, my hair is black with dark blue streaks and a large percentage of my t-shirts have skulls on them. Fortunately, I work at an advertising agency, so nobody bats an eye (as far as I know).
From now on, though, I'm going to be on the lookout for secret goths in the corporate world. You will know them by their pasty skin, black clothing and carefully concealed fishnet stockings...