On Showing My Cubs Spirit

I used to wear a necktie to work every day.

I liked wearing neckties, actually. I taught myself to tie the knot, and somehow, without ever figuring out how, I discovered the Windsor knot, which is probably the most perfect necktie knot there is — it’s symmetrical and it’s balanced and it’s meaty and big.

In my current office environment, I don’t have to wear neckties. The corporate culture is collared shirts. Not necessarily polo shirts; I like rugby shirts, myself.

Today, however, today I’m wearing a necktie.

A Chicago Cubs necktie. :cubs:

I’m showing my team spirit, you see. A Cubs necktie — well, it’s about all the Cubs gear I’ve got. 🙂

My coworkers wondered if I planned on wearing my Cubs necktie every day. Or if I had a rally cap. Or even if I planned on growing a “playoff beard.”

No. No. Abso-fucking-lutely not.

This evening the Cubs take on the Dodgers in the Friendly Confines. It’s going to be awesome. 🙂

Go, Cubs, go!

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

2 thoughts on “On Showing My Cubs Spirit

  1. Ugh. I’m very glad that even collars aren’t required in my corporate culture—-shirts are just fine. Hurray for cube farms where there’s no chance in hell of clients ever showing up!

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