Monday, 7 April 2008

Monday 07/04/08

On Friday after work, I don’t go to the gym, but I do go to Scott’s house to see what the situation with his illness is.  I don’t mind traveling there on Friday even though it still takes forever, and that’s because I don’t have to work the next day and I have very little to freak out about.  In fact, I’m pretty sure that if I didn’t have to work at all ever, I’d be a completely different person: more pleasant, less hard work, happier, with fewer grey hairs at 28.

So I get there and Donnell is also visiting, and we watch a repeat of the Crystal Maze on Challenge TV followed by some music videos (Mr Mister Broken Wings, Estelle – American Boy, Blink 182 – What’s My Age Again all come to mind), then Scott coughs on me a bit and then I go.

Later in the evening I go over to Matty’s house to watch Frasier followed by The Friday Night Project where Mariah Carey is a guest, and for this visit I’m wearing: Energie jeans (purchased myself), white Adidas Y3 trainers (found in the gym), Gucci watch (present from parents), unbranded green hoodie with Soccer written at the front (borrowed from Scott), navy Ralph Lauren bag (purchased myself). 

I like this outfit a lot, because I look like a random 20-something guy in baggy jeans, trainers and a crappy hoodie (all of which look like they cost £23 maximum altogether), but also I’m wearing a very expensive watch and carrying a very expensive bag.  I like this combination the best.  In fact, if I saw a guy wearing an obscene Bvlgari watch and a tatty old t-shirt and old tracksuit bottoms and crappy destroyed trainers on the tube, I would ask them to marry me. 


On Saturday I go to the gym, but before I go to the gym I stop at Sainsburys and buy two chocolate éclairs.  In the gym locker room, as I’m getting changed I stuff one chocolate éclair in my mouth and leave the other one in my open locker (to eat after I’ve got changed).  That’s when some personal trainer guy who works there comes in, and walking past my locker and seeing the chocolate éclair, he bursts out laughing and says to me, is that yours man?  You’re in the gym and you’re eating a chocolate éclair?  So I lift up my shirt and show him my abs and I say, I don’t think I have anything to worry about, to which he agrees and then I eat my second chocolate éclair and then I work out.

On Saturday evening I go out for Matty and Nicole’s leaving drinks.  As we all know Matty and Nicole are moving to Australia in two weeks.  At this event we have lots of my straight friends who I used to work with / live with / go out with when I moved to London.  In fact, on Saturday night at times it feels like it’s 2004 again, apart from the soul-crushing feeling of futility and despair, which painfully reminds me that it’s fucking 2008 and I’ll just have to deal with it.

For this event I have coordinated outfits with Matty; we’re both wearing long sleeved blue and white stripy shirts, jeans and deck shoes.  I win the ridiculous preppy battle, by also tying a navy sweater around my neck, a look that is copied by at least three people in our group during the evening – possibly taking the piss, but I know that they secretly love it.

After four gin & tonics and some ___ I decide to make a move at midnight, because I’ve started to seriously fancy Niles and Elliott’s 23-year-old straight housemate, and that’s never going to end up well.

27 comments:

Bolt Upright said...

More grey hairs is what you want cause then you can use John Frieda's Blonde Colour Glaze to cover then up and turn you back into the towheaded boy you once were.

I know and you're welcome.

Toby said...

What size jeans do you wear? I am 34x33 U.S.

Will said...

Hey LP,

Nice outfits!

Will:)

London Preppy said...

bolt: I am SO excited about this. You've changed my mind about grey hairs, thanks

toby: 30x32 usually. The ones in the picture are 29

will: Thanks :-)

Dick Pics said...

so whats up with you shirt being only partially tucked in? is it like when gays wear bandannas that signal what sex act they are willing to perform only for preppies? or is it simply a fashion statement? or were you just to lazy to tuck it in all the way?

Oldyeller said...

You look seriously macho in the dark green hoodie-a good look for you.
-Chocolate eclairs, 4 gin & tonics and ____; what have you done with my LP?

London Preppy said...

dick: I'm afraid it's deliberate. I'd like to say it's not, but it is. I don't know I thought it looked better. Like "I don't care"

oldyeller: He took a weekend off!

Will said...

LP,

How many grey hairs you got?

lol

Will

blueyedboy said...

What's the thing beneath the fire alarm and above the router? It looks a bit like a hair clipper but I can't see why you'd want to hang one of those on your wall...

Dick Pics said...

oh it does look good. like fuck you people who say i should tuck my shirt in. i was only asking cause i wanted to know if it was on purpose or not. i assumed it was. the same way i assume each ruffle of your shirt was carefully orchestrated.

Bobby Van Quish said...

You drank?! I'm shocked.
And I'm sending around a case of Bombay Sapphire.

London Preppy said...

will: Trust me, a lot. I'll be grey before I know it

blueyedboy: It is a hair clipper and it was Scott idea to hang it there

bobby: No, seriously I'm done for a year now

Daver said...

It is important to have easy access to a quick trim before leaving the house. You never know what kind of situation you may be in. Although I thought there was a lot more shaving or waxing going on then trimming based on photos

Superchilled said...

".. So I lift up my shirt and show him my abs and I say, I don’t think I have anything to worry about..." I laughed and laughed at this point. I enjoyed today's fashion parade with commentary, I need to find a local LP stockist...

Sensational post - so many reasons - nice way to start my day (yes we're way ahead over here in Oz).

Jon C said...

"found" at a gym, or "took" from a gym? :)

Jon C said...

p.s. - that hoodie must be quite tight on Scott.

Trybaby said...

You did that all wrong. You should have given the gin and tonics and ____ to the straight boy!!! So dirty LP he's 23 you perv! :] We should have seen the signs when you said that choir boy was hot. Hah.

Oh and about yesterdays video I found it very interesting, now that I think about it a bit more because I have nothing else to do and I think m'self a psychologist, in that what was once completely covered is now, in effect, framed and have even more attention placed on it. Maybe subconsciously you wanted to finally show people your eyes symbolically turning on the lights like a movie theatre and destroying the illusion communicating,"Shows over everybody, nothing left to see, go home." ending the blog as you mentioned you were considering.

ps: I randomly was looking in past archives, what ever happened to that guy that was going to draw a picture that was taken by Dylan Rosser?

Constantine said...

oh, I definitely am digging the pants man. =D

btw, this is also Constantine, from previous comments in your posts before..

Ims said...

LP, would you like to share on how you've learnt to swim, eventually? It seems like I'm the only humanbeing left that can't float on the water.

Neb said...

LP,

Nice, i have the same navy Ralph Lauren bag. Unfortunately, it's not in good shape at the moment, i am using too much.

LP...I've noticed that all your jeans are kinda Baggy? Is it your style?

London Preppy said...

daver: I can promise you, no waxing has ever taken place anywhere

superchilled: Thanks - he was annoying me so I thought I'd be obnoxious

jon: Found...took...semantics

trybaby: Now that's a great idea about the 23 year old. Damn. As for the picture, I don't know. The guy disappeared. And I used to trust everyone I talk to on the internet... ;-)

constantine: Thank you

ims: I just went to the pool day after day on my own and kept trying really, that's all

neb: I'm afraid I'll ruin it too soon, I use it every day. Yes, I do like baggy jeans

Red Exile / Красная Ссылка said...

Apropos the white/blue-strip shirt.

Can one be realy preppy if the shirt appears not to have had a recent relationship with an iron?

London Preppy said...

red exile: According to my Official Preppy Handbook, this just adds to the preppy style. It just portrays an image of "I just don't care". I have more interesting things to do than iron a shirt, like be outdoorsy, socialise with other preppies etc. Of course none of these thigns are true in my case, but...

Timmy said...

Your reply to the trainer was right on target! I laughed when I read that.

Graham said...

I think it's obvious that your shirt might be a little untucked if you've just changed out of your tennis gear, in a hurry I might add. Your preppy friends are waiting so that you can all go to Deliah's grandmother's house in Belgravia for some pimms. It just makes perfect sense.

Daver said...

I do have to say I like the outfit shots a lot and I find it still kind of humorous what constitutes baggy for a gay man (I definitely used to wear skate jeans that were very baggy in comparison to these and needless to say, not flattering at all). I must say I'd like more about the shoes sometimes. You've shown a pic of your gucci loafers and talked of some gucci boots. I'd like to see the boots. I don't have a shoe fetish, I just love shoes

London Preppy said...

timmy: Cool, I'll continue to be rude to people then

graham: That is a exactly the look. I just don't have time for a full tuck

daver: Fine, point taken, I will give more info on shoes with outfits from now on