Monday, January 12, 2009

Color coordination

I've never been a huge fan of overly matching running outfits. Always makes me think of little old ladies matching their turquoise puffball socks to their golf visors. Creepy. I've even gone out of my way to "unmatch" my running gear if it feels too "outfitty" - thrown in an off-color pair of socks, or a different hat or something.

I don't buy running gear with color coordination in mind, either. I've been given $15 off a pair of shoes before because they were an unpopular color, and been totally happy with them. It's true, though, I have NOT bought shoes because they were a specific color - I put down a pair of Salomons the other day at Sierra Trading Post because they were just TOO red.

Now, I noticed the strangest thing last night. I picked up my toothbrush, which I've had for a couple of weeks, and I certainly didn't buy for the color - it was whatever brand was on Bonus Buy that week, and therefore a dollar or so less than the others. Some sort of Oral-B Indicator, I think. Anyway, it occurred to me - my toothbrush almost exactly matches my running shoes - same combo of blue and yellow on a white (clear) background, with a splash of red thrown in. What kind of a strange set of things to match is that? I guess it's just a group of colors that go well together, but now I think about it every time I pick up my toothbrush. Probably weird that I'm obsesing about it...

3 comments:

SnowLeopard said...

I was awake at 4 this morning too. But I wasn't obsessing about my toothbrush. :) I am glad to say that I also rarely match in my running outfits- I shop for what fits best, is most practical, or was swag from a race. However, it's not on purpose...

nwgdc said...

Yep. It is weird you're obsessing over it. and now I'm starting to think of stuff my toothbrush matches with. great. this could take a while.

Frayed Laces said...

Haha before you know it you WILL be coordinating everything at the rate you're going!