This is a shirt I have. I kinda love it, for several reasons.
The reason the shirt caught my eye in the first place was, of course, because of the strawberry. When I picked it up and read the text, I instantly loved it, because it’s wordplay (which I adore) using Radiohead lyrics (amazing). “A maasikas! You have to get that,” said my friend L, who was equally excited about it. I agreed with her completely.
The shirt is also special to me because it’s one of the last items I bought in the States before moving to Estonia in 2007. We were having a huge party at my parents’ house Labor Day weekend to celebrate my brother’s leave from Iraq, but unofficially it also felt like a good-bye party for me, since it was the last time I’d get to see my USA friends for quite a while. The party lasted the whole long weekend (Friday to Monday, oh yes), and believe me when I say that it was epic. When the last of the guests left, all my mother could say was, “Never again.”
Anyway, on Sunday the epic party crowd headed to Fell’s Point in Baltimore to do some bar-hopping and get dinner. It was during the transition from Bar 1 to Bar 2, where we had to wait for a table, that me and the other girls decided to go check out some shops briefly, and that was when I found the shirt. I can’t remember the name of the store, unfortunately, but it was right around the corner from Shucker’s. So that’s why I love the shirt– strawberry, crepe, Radiohead, and the reminder of a memorable and kind of wacky day by the Inner Harbor with friends.