The jeans incident, part 2.

We all know that I laugh at Brian… a lot. But there are many occasions in which the tables are turned.

A couple weeks ago Brian walked in on me getting ready for work. I don’t normally wear jeans to work (per the dress code), but this must’ve been a glorious, permitted exception. Brian was trying to have a conversation with me as I was putting on my jeans; then he just stopped to chuckle.

Me, “What? …Are you laughing at me putting on my jeans?”

Brian, “Yeah.”

Me, “This is how women get their jeans on!”

Perhaps this is just a Suzy thing, but sometimes putting on my jeans is a process. It resembles – with alarming accuracy – the male choreography that is displayed in the musical ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.’ There’s rhythmic squatting, a jig, a right leg kicks out, followed by the left. I’m told by fellow jiggers that there’s even a lay-flat-on-your-back-then-button sequence.

I don’t presume to believe that my male Square Piece followers relate to this very much. (And if you do, perhaps your pants are too tight.) But this information is useful to you as well in that if you ever see a woman gettin’ jiggy while she’s dressing, under NO circumstances should you recommend that she simply start wearing the next size up. No, sir. Your options are A) to politely ignore the spectacle or B) to dance along.

And if you’ve never seen ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’, you’re missing out.


  1. August 31, 2011

    Seven Brides really is a must see. You haven’t lived until you found yourself humming ‘Bless Yor Beautiful Hide.’

  2. August 31, 2011

    I love that movie! I own it on DVD

  3. September 1, 2011

    ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!

    all I can think about is “the women were sobbin’ sobbin’ sobbin’ fit to be tied”


  4. September 6, 2011

    I totally need to find this movie!

  5. September 26, 2011

    I so love this movie…I remember the first time I saw it was at Thanksgiving when I was probably about 6 or 7 at my grandmothers house…back in the day when we only had 3 channels to watch….I really need to find it and get it on DVD:)

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