It was a dark and stormy night. Or was it? I cannot recall it honestly.

Anyway, a voice said to me, "Dee? Sweetie Pie? Shouldn't you enslave the men of this world into the divine pleasures of femininity?"

That was awhile ago, and sure enough, it began to happen .. on Rachel's Haven. Then I started up this crappy blog in 2010. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

I Mean, Who Doesn't Know How to Tie a Necktie?

Well, other than Damien, the male version of me? Yeah, he still hasn't a clue!

This is partially based on the real life me, who still hasn't learned how to tie a necktie. I actually have a thin silk tie from 20 years ago that my dad tied for me, and on the very rare chance I have to wear one, I put my head through the tied hole and slide the knot up to tighten it up as little as I possibly can. I also have 2 zipper ties I snagged from Walmart around 15 years ago, but I've never had to wear them luckily! I am now wondering if they made the last move in 2004.

Yes, I'm left handed and I hate having anything around my neck. As it is, I only have 2 shirts with a collar, and I've turned down jobs that have a dress code requirement of a tie, dress shirt and slacks. Luckily at my current job I can wear 3 button Henley shirts and black jeans, or cargo pants and shorts. So as I was saying above, this is based on how I feel about ties. I am betting many people here feel the same way! And don't get me started on sweaters either!


  1. Fun cap, I would be out of luck though. Besides me being a blue collar worker, to my dad it was important that I could tie my own ties, so he tought me very early how to tie the Half Windsor and Windsor knot. This in a time where it was an ability that lost its importance quickly. I can tie those left and right handed. I am ambidextorous by the way.
    Because I only wear a tie on special occasions, sometimes I like to try something different. Nowadays there are a lot examples how to tie a tie. For me I find drawings of how to do it the best way to kearn a new way, and if I want to do the lefthanded version I simply mirror the image.

  2. Love this cap! One of my favorites that you have made for sure!

    1. Always nice when you can drop in and say hi!

  3. I wonder where Ron works to be able to dress like that?
    What are you thoughts on cardigans?

    1. Definitely a sales position!

      I am not a fan of any sort of sweater! I wear hoodies though, as long as they are pullovers, not zippered.