A Random Post About T-Shirts
As I sit here writing this, I’m wearing a T-shirt (purchased at Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump in Canada) and shorts. My favorite summer outfit. When the days grow shorter and the temperatures become cooler, my uniform changes to a T-shirt and jeans. I love T-shirts.
T-shirts have existed for a long time, although the exact origins remain a little murky. There are two schools of thought about the birth of the T-shirt. According to Ask Jeeves, the men who worked on docks in Maryland during the 1600s unloaded lots of tea. They wore simply designed shirts, known as tea shirts, and this was later shortened to T-shirt.
Another school of thought says T-shirts originated in England. The sailors in the Navy wore singlets (tank tops), which offended the royal family. They didn’t like seeing bare shoulders and arm pits, so someone designed a shirt to correct the problem. The T-shirt was born.
I’ve also read that US soldiers during the Second World War wore T-shirts beneath their shirts. They took to wearing them without the overshirt and the idea caught on.
According to Wikipedia, T-shirts became extra popular after Marlon Brandon wore one in the movie A Streetcar Named Desire. More recently, actor Don Johnson made them a fashion item when he wore a T-shirt beneath an Armani suit in Miami Vice.
Whatever the origin of T-shirts, I’m glad of their invention! Not only are they comfortable and easy to wash, but they say a lot about their owners.
What do mine say about me, you ask?
They say I like animals.
I enjoy sports and like to make fun of Australian teams. LOL
I enjoy the odd glass of wine.
I have a life philosophy.
And that I adore travel.
Eve Fawkner, the heroine in my new release, CAT BURGLAR IN TRAINING spends a lot of time wearing designer dresses because she attends lots of society balls. When she’s not dressed to the nines, she chooses to wear form-fitting black that allows her to blend with the shadows. She needs to sneak while she’s in cat burglar mode!
Here’s the blurb:
Eve Fawkner had no intention of following in her father’s footsteps. But when the thugs harassing him to repay his gambling debts threaten her young daughter, Eve is forced to assume the role of London’s most notorious cat burglar, The Shadow. The plan is simple: pull off a couple of heists, pay back the goons and go into permanent retirement. But things get messy during her first job when Eve witnesses a murder, stumbles across a clue that sheds some light on her past and, worst of all, falls for a cop.
Inspector Kahu Williams would be the perfect man, if Eve were looking, and if there wasn’t the little matter of their career conflict. The man is seriously hot—and hot on the trail of a murderer. A trail that keeps leading him back to Eve…
Check out Cat Burglar in Training
This post first appeared at the Carina Press Blog