So, I am sure most applicants know by now that when it comes time to pack, the words: pack light keep creeping up. Well I am officially addicted to Hanes V-Neck shirts. I would spend every hour of every day in my one Hanes V-Neck shirt. Since basic t-shirts go with EVERYTHING, I have a master plan.
I am going to bring 10 basic Hanes V-Neck shirts. Wow, crazy plan right? Worth an entire blog post. Yep. Why? Because I am going to dye them! Every single one. I am taking into consideration my skin tone, the fact that dust gets white things and dark things visibly dirty, and colors I know go well with khakis and jeans. Since they are basic T-shirts I can wear them until it is time to go. Win. Win. Win!
I started tonight experimenting with the Rit Dyes I bought. I have a bunch of white handtowels that are now officially guinea pigs. Let me tell you, it is ridiculously fun. I feel like a diabolical chemist in my kitchen hatching up some evil plan to rid of the world of white T-shirts, all in the name of the Peace Corps. What I love is that I can make whatever color I want. I don’t have to go around the store trying to find something similar to what I want. Also, I know that if I screw up – it isn’t a big deal one shirt costs $2 and I can still wear the screwup.
Now I am mentally going through my closet thinking: “haha all those shirts that are stained (damn cucumbers!) are now about to have a new life!” Plus, it is close to Easter, so it is like dying Easter Eggs – but not.
I am overly excited about my T-shirt plan. In fact, it is a little odd how excited I am. Who knew you could get so enthusiastic about basic T-shirts?
So, I will pose this question to anyone reading – what odd things are you doing to prepare for the Peace Corps?