Another T-shirt No-no.

Last week, my husband almost topped his record in the department of poor T-shirt choices.  As you should know by now, we nearly never became “Brian & Suzy” thanks to the T-shirt he was wearing on the first night that we met.  (Story here.)  But this time?  Shooooooooooot…  I can’t believe that he got past me!

In the last eight years, there have only been a few minor offenses.  For instance, there was the time that Brian wore his Beavis & Butthead T-shirt to church.  I?  Well, I was just thankful that he was going to church.

So what could he have done to almost top all former offenses?  I’m glad you asked.

If you recall, Brian and I had a little getaway with Bennett to Old Town Alexandria last week.  One day we went into D.C. to see the 50 states’ Christmas trees and to visit the Newseum.  (It’s my third time.  Best.  Museum.  Ever.)  Being a particularly cold day, I never saw Brian’s wardrobe selection until he draped his jacket across the back of a chair at lunch.

This is what I saw:

Yep.  In Washington D.C.!

Now I know what you’re thinking.  I was thinking the same thing.  But believe it or not, we’re actually familiar with the man whose face is on that shirt.  His name is Sean Michel.  He’s a musician who runs a stage at Cornerstone Music Festival.  Yes, Sean put his face on a shirt.  Yes, my husband bought it.

But do you think anyone else in D.C. knew that?  Highly unlikely.

No, I imagine that they probably thought Brian was pro-terrorism as even Sean himself admits (as you’ll see in the video below) that he’s been compared to Osama Bin Laden.  Granted, Sean’s beard was much shorter as this time:

So what did I do when I saw Brian’s shirt?  I had a mini heart attack.  And what did Brian do when I pointed it out?  A grin spread across his face.  The man knew exactly what he was doing.

I told Brian that I wasn’t sure how to wrap up this blog.  He said, “Things aren’t always what they seem.”  Indeed.


  1. December 27, 2012

    I once wore a “The Leprechaun Made Me Do It” t-shirt to church and I was the Decon of the week and gave the invocation prayer. It’s a guy thing.

  2. December 27, 2012

    Okay, maybe it’s cause I’ve only had one cup of coffee, but I honestly did not see the resemblance. 🙂

    Life is never dull with you two … ahem, make that, you three.


  3. December 27, 2012
    Nicole K.

    Jake has a Liverpool t-shirt that is now too small for him and has a hole right smack dab in the middle of it…yet he insists on wearing it JUST because he knows it bothers me. It’s going to find it’s way into the trash one day… 🙂

  4. December 27, 2012

    Actually thought it resembled early Fidel Castro more, which would also not go over well in DC. But, you all survived, Thank the Lord, and so who cares?

    I’m totally on board with your taste in museums. Can’t get enough of Newseum. Did Bennett do fine without you?

  5. December 27, 2012

    Haha! Liked the guys style. Nice shirt. But I can just see your face when you saw his shirt.

  6. December 28, 2012

    I’m with your mom–the guy on Brian’s shirt is obviously much younger and cuter than Osama.

    what you really need to do now is start a collection of cute T-shirts for Bennett

    my daughter had one that said “My mommy wears combat boots” that totally rocked (I was in the Air Force at the time)

  7. December 28, 2012

    Did you know that Otis is the most sacred guy you have met? No? It’s true. He has a fine collection of Hol(e)y T-Shirts in his possesion. some of them could be considered relics! He is very attached to them. I, on the other hand, am not a fan of this collection. In fact, one could say I am at war with this collection of tshirts that he loves to wear….all the time :/

  8. December 31, 2012

    LOL @ Charley and Brian! It IS a guy thing. Well, I like to push boundaries too. Yet I can’t even bring myself to go to a Baltimore game with my Bengals gear on for fear of my life!!! It’s sad that a picture on a shirt can send some people over the edge. But still, I’d be nervous too Sue. lol.

  9. December 31, 2012

    Oh and I can totally see Brian giving you that little sly grin. 😛

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