Day’?s Verse:
David answered, “You come at me with sword and spear and battle-ax. I come at you in the name of God-of-the-Angel-Armies, the God of Israel’?s troops, whom you curse and mock.”
1 Samuel 17:45

After several winter seasons of fruitless searching, Ian has finally found a replacement for his beloved black jacket. He demanded very particular specifications in his replacement: Long, unlike most mens’ jackets, which end right at the waist, but preferably not trench-coat long. Many pockets, since the jacket often serves as a purse and catch-all. You’d think, with only those two hard-and-fast demands, we could’ve found a replacement in no time. But until Ian stumbled across Scott E Vest, which produces jackets for nerds. Their Explorer Jacket immediately drew his unwavering attention, and after a week of impatient waiting and checking of the tacking information, Ian finally received the jacket:

He’?s actually much happier with it than you’?d think from his expression in the picture. This shows the jacket fully loaded down with everything Ian could imagine wanting to carry around, with a couple stretches of the imagination thrown in.
The Jacket

Here you can vaguely distinguish a few of the twenty pockets in which Ian can lose his objects. One pocket has a special zip cord to clip your keys to; another is iPod-sized specifically; another has a soft glasses-cleaning cloth clipped inside. One of them is large enough to completely conceal Robota and also hold Cryptonomicon — which, if you’?ve seen those books, really says something.
The Jacket's Pockets

Here Ian has emptied his pockets and laid everything out on the table as a demonstration. This pile of stuff nowhere near begins to fill the jacket, and you certainly can’?t tell he has all that stuff stashed around in the photos above. No iPod-, DS-, or wallet-shaped lumpiness to give you away.
The Pockets' Contents

Just don’t ask why he would want to carry around the Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Characters everywhere. Love isn’t a thing of logic.

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4 thoughts on “The Coat of Many Pockets

  1. I miss you. I donated to your MS bike ride too, because I finally had the money. Good luck, and hopefully I’ll be able to free up a weekend this term to see you.

  2. I’ve heard of those jackets; they look like pure quality.

    But… checking of the tacking information? What, did they send it on a sailing ship?

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