My friend Christy over at Southern Plate has been talking about Veggie Tales lately. Her and her family love them some Veggie Tales. Well, my story is of Veggie Pants. You see, Christy and I were traveling to one place or another, I can’t really remember where we were but it seems like it might have been Savannah. The thing about traveling with Christy is that you have a pretty good idea of where you are going to eat…she will ask you where you want to eat…but, then the conversation always goes back to her favorite. Cracker Barrel. 9 times out of 10 you can bet that is where you are going. It is so common in fact that it has become an ongoing joke on her facebook page.
Now, for anyone that hasn’t been to a Cracker Barrel (is there such a person?) they have a store that is connected to each restaurant. In those stores you can find all kinds of treasures and it just isn’t possible to go without browsing a bit before or/and after you eat. As we were browsing the store I was looking at the clearance section and saw these:
They are Vegetable Print pants. I jokingly told Christy that she NEEDED a pair of Veggie Pants. Low and Behold…she bought them. Ummmm, okaaay then. I meant it as a joke. I mean really, they aren’t very attractive but they do match any color you can imagine. And they aren’t pants, they are Capris I was told. So, for months now Christy has been telling me that these just happen to be the most comfortable pants ever. I always chuckle as I imagine her in her Veggie Pants at Kroger or Wal-mart.
Recently I took a trip over to Alabama to take some stuff to my friend Beth and to Christy. As I was getting ready to leave Christy’s house she told me she had a gift for me. Imagine my surprise as I opened it to find my very own pair of Veggie Capris! Yep, I am now the owner of a pair. Only mine aren’t Capris, they are pants…cause I am short. I was speechless. Veggie Pants. What in the heck am I going to do with Veggie Pants?Do I need to get Christy a language speaking translator? As I am standing there wondering if she even realizes that this all started as a joke by me saying that SHE needed a pair, she is grinning from ear to ear, so proud to share her new found love with me.
I got home that night and thought what the heck, I am going to at least try them on. OhMyStinkinHeck!!! I was immediately in love. Veggie Pants, the most comfortable things EVER, so much so that they have replaced my Yoga pants. If you ever see me in public with them on, please don’t judge, just know that I must have needed a major comfort day.