Tie of the Day

Tie Finale!!








 I’m tying up TOTD, dear readers.

Why, you ask? There are many reasons, particularly that I am no longer in his class and I don’t see Mr. English Teacher very much any more. Keep your eyes out though: there may be the occasional tie now and then, but the daily documentation is officially over.



Today’s Tie, 26 November 2007 (Long time, no tie!): 


You know what this is. The start of the Christmas ties! Last week Mr. English Teacher told us that he has exactly eleven Christmas ties, but he was having a hard time deciding when to start wearing them so that he doesn’t wear them all before break. (What a dilemma) Let’s watch and see how they play out…


Today’s Tie, 19 November 2007:

See October 16! (oops…repeat…) 



I FORGOT to take a picture! > – <  Sorry everybody! *I hate disappointing the general public…*

Well, for what it’s worth, Mr. English Teacher had a wide bronze tie on today…try to imagine it, and pretend like I didn’t forget.


NO TIE 15 November 2007… > _ < 


Today’s Tie, 14 November 2007:




Today’s Tie, 13 November 2007:

It’s another special day in the realm of TOTD. Why? Because today’s tie had–of all things–a dead body on it.

Let me explain. Back in the day (well… a few years ago…) Mr. English Teacher started this club  called “Knights of the Gnarly Toe” that went about the school doing random acts of kindness. Where the gnarly toe idea came from, and how it relates to random acts of kindness, I know not. At some point, Mr. English Teacher decided it would be nice to have a Knights of the Gnarly Toe tie, but seeing as there are no ties in existance with the group’s crest (a gnarly toe with a pink bow around it) on it something else had to suffice.

Like this cadaver-with-a-toe-tag tie he found on “wacko.com”:




Tie of the Day is just full of suprises.


Today’s Tie, 12 November 2007:



You may be wondering one of many things:

1] Why the special TOTD?

2] Why the super big pictures?

3] Who are the extra people?

and, the most pressing question on your mind, I’m sure,

4] What is that poor boy doing to his face?

Well, let me answer your questions and put that racing mind of yours at ease!

Things went down a little something like this, at the end of class when Mr. English Teacher decided he didn’t feel like talking any more:

MrET: Do you have your camera today?

CC: Yeah, it’s right here…

MrET: *poses*

Wait… I want Tom to be in it, too…can he be in it? Tom, come up here! (Tom acquiesces, I laugh…students start to notice) And, oh, I want Nick in it, too! Now, I want both of you to make silly faces. GO!


And thus, the best TOTD picture ever.

(Sorry this one isn’t so much about the tie…the picture speaks more volumes than the tie today. And Tom, I know you think TOTD is weird enough already…so, just roll with it. It’s a crowd favorite ^ _ ^ )


Today’s Tie, 9 November 2007:


Whenever I see patterns like this, I picture Poiret capes and medieval palace wall hangings. I also hear a little Cogsworth somewhere saying,

“If it’s not BAROQUE, don’t fix it!”


Today’s Tie, 8 November 2007:

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*NO TIE 7 November 2007* 


Today’s Tie, 6 November 2007:


Here’s the tie-of-the-day. Doesn’t it make you think of Pac-Man?

Ok so maybe not. But when I enlarged it I saw all the dots that I thought were squares in squares today. No, it’s not cupcake-y like the last pink shirt outfit; today’s was a shade of rose that I can’t quite name. Hmmm. Something to think about when I fall asleep tonight.  


Yesterday’s Tie, 5 November 2007:


Silly me. I walked into class today wondering why Mr. English Teacher was wearing a Christmas tree tie already.

It’s totally Noah’s Ark.


Today’s Tie, 2 November 2007:

**NO TIE**

(But I understand… I guess an Oscar de la Renta is hard to follow up…)


Today’s Tie, 1 November 2007:


What a great tie for begining a new month! In class today, I was staring absent-mindedly at it and thinking to myself how it looks kind of like a doctors office painting but better because it doesn’t have those horrible teal and rose colors in it. As soon as I decided I really like it, my eye caught that unmistakable scribble with an ‘O’ at the begining and an ‘R’ towards the end.


It is Oscar de la Renta.


OSCAR DE LA RENTA! I am completely speachless, blown away, in awe…

Seriously, when was the last time YOUR English teacher wore an Oscar de la Renta tie?


Today’s Tie, 31 October 2007:

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Today  is Halloween. Hence, a Halloween-y tie.


Today’s Tie, 30 October 2007:

Whoops! No tie today; Mr. English Teacher thought it was Halloween, so he wore an orange T-shirt with Jack-o-lantern eyes/nose/mouth on it that I didn’t get a good picture of , unfortunately. The best part? It glows in the dark!


Today’s Tie, 29 October 2007:


 I think this one was a class favorite. As you can (*should be able to?*) see, it’s pianos over music amid the names of composers.

Classy ^ _ ^


Today’s Tie, 26 October 2007:

There was no school today because the teachers had meetings and things, so there is no tie today. And that is not just due to there being no one at school to take a picture; he really wasn’t wearing one. (I heard from an Inside Source  that Mr. English Teacher-are you ready?-was wearing a sweatshirt! I would have loved to have seen it…)

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 Today’s Tie, 25 October 2007:


How cute!


I was home sick today, so I had an Inside Source take the picture today. I was trying to come up with some witty little tagline for this one, like, ‘A black sheep will turn heads just like an English teacher with loud ties’, but I think I’m having a bit of trouble…

Any suggestions? ^ _ ^

(If something comes to mind, post it in a comment and I will put it up!)


Today’s Tie, 24 October 2007:


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It’s the Last Supper, Charlie Brown!

Two of my girlfriends gave Mr. English Teacher this tie on Monday, when they handed in their National History Day projects. (clever ^ _ ^)


Today’s Tie, 23 October 2007:


Oooh! Today’s color scheme was so rich! Mr. English Teacher told me he originally thought the print was the crest of England because of the lions, but then noticed that there are little tiny golfers in the shields.

O well. It’s still one of my favorites…even with the golfers….


Today’s Tie, 22 October 2007:


~A conglomerate of nations~

(How’s that for a caption? It came to me as I was washing my hands this afternoon…random, I know. But those random moments are the ones which produce the best ideas!)


 *NO TIE 19 October 2007* 


Today’s Tie, 18 October 2007: 


Today’s tie was a bookshelf. I love how, like yesterday, there is an amazing attention to detail! The light brown books match his shirt exactly, and there are some really dark ones the same color as his pants. The best part? The teal books! They are so random and add an eye-catching splash of color. Actually, what’s random is the tiny little statues and trinkets and the scroll that are amongst the books on the shelf; you have to look really closely. (Sorry! They’re probably too small to see in the picture)

So the queston I have is:

Mr. English Teacher, do you plan out every little detail and intend to match so perfectly? Or is it just something I notice because I sit in the front row?

^ _ ^




Yesterday’s Tie, 16 October 2007:


It’s pink! During English I thought the spots on the tie were multicolored, and they totally made me think of sprinkles. BUT upon closer inspection I realized that they are not spots, but checkers, and that they are arranged to form stripes and not just random smatterings of sprinkle-like color! To match his charcoal grey pants and pink shirt (the first picture doesn’t do a very good job of showing that it is pink) the squares-are you ready for this?-are not multicolored! They were varying shades of pink and grey. The detail! How in the world could he have put this together? I love how at first glance you see a cupcake-esque ensemble, pink icing and sprinkles, but then you realize just how put together and amazing it is! I am so amazed at you, Mr. English Teacher, and the way you work your ties.

(And don’t take ‘cupcake-like ensemble’ as a bad thing!)

Today’s Tie, 15 October 2007


This is officially the third tie that I have ‘documented’. (That’s what I tell people I’m doing…”documenting”…until the day when I will tell the world that there is a fashion blog!) Purple shirt, purple pinstripes. Very Nice.


Today’s Tie, 12 October 2007


When I came into class today and asked Mr. English Teacher to strike a pose, he said something like ‘ah, yes’ and then, pulling on his tie, asked me, “Do you know what this is?” I did not. It turns out that the print is, of course, a medieval piece of art. (He is also the Western Civ teacher, so that may be why most of his ties have to do with the middle ages and the Renaissance… since that is his time period of expertise) It is a selection from the Book of Kells, which was a medieval manuscript of the Gospels that contained illustrations at the beginning of each, and subsequently made it famous.


Today’s Tie, 11 October 2007:

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This is the first post in a wonderful new series! You see, my English teacher has quite a penchant for neckties. One might even go as far as to say that he has a passion for ties, because he has one for every day of the year, and will probably never wear the same tie twice as long as I know him. Passion or not, my classmates and I never stop admiring his tie skill. They aren’t just any run-of-the-mill neckties, either: they vary from somewhat ordinary designs to depictions of the Canterbury Tales. I was going to wait until I had a bunch of pictures ready to post all at once, but I am just too excited about this! (and it should keep my readers coming back for more!) Yesterday’s tie was yellow and had rows and rows of the Mona Lisa on it, which he wore with a yellow shirt. It was AMAZING, but in the rush of the afternoon I forgot to visit his room and snap a picture. Bother. (There is little to no chance of me ever seeing it again during my tenure as a high-schooler…)  Today he wore purple…what will he wear tomorrow? …


Tie of the Day.


12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. pinkpartyfriend  |  24 October 2007 at 5:47 am

    Ya Mr. English Teacher! What a good guy… 🙂

  • 2. Grace  |  5 November 2007 at 4:18 pm

    This is AMAZING!!! I absolutely love it. I can’t wait to see what you say about the tie he wore today (noah’s ark). See you tomorrow at school, tootleloo…..

  • 3. colorcast  |  5 November 2007 at 5:27 pm

    I’m so glad you like it ^ _ ^ It’s fun, isn’t it?

    Who knew the ties of English teachers could be so fun!

  • 4. Mynda Kennedy  |  5 November 2007 at 8:03 pm

    You’re right! His ties ARE quite impressive. Certainly not run-of-the-mill!

    Oh, also, wanted to let you know that your scarves yesterday at church inspired me and I’m breaking out my collection again! (I’d become lazy in my wardrode…I know, I know…this is one of the many reasons I love having you in my life – you inspire me to take my wardrobe to another level!)

  • 5. colorcast  |  5 November 2007 at 9:23 pm

    *wow* I’m so honored to be an inspiration! ^ _ ^ (guess what?? I wore them to school today! ) can’t wait to see them; you’ll have to augment your collection again when you go this year.

    OH! And by the way, if you’ve read back in my archives (which are not very big yet), you are the friend I referenced who inspired the “color me…” theme for every post! You know, like “in this world of…” (I’m still waiting for “in this world of tight pants”…)

  • 6. colorcast  |  13 November 2007 at 8:10 pm

    Have fun ^ _ ^
    *get excited*…today’s TOTD is just as good!! who else would have a cadaver tie?

  • 7. Sarah  |  25 February 2008 at 9:34 pm

    OK… i love love LOVE the one of tom and nice… and like how u had the tie and then just their faces… very artsy
    o how i love his ties
    but i was suprised he didnt wear one on NHD!

  • 8. sassy P  |  29 February 2008 at 11:20 pm

    now that TOTD has ended, Mr. Englishteacher has lost the will to live….well, not exactly, but he didn’t even wear a tie today!

  • 9. AMELIA  |  1 March 2008 at 11:31 pm


  • 10. queentazo  |  8 June 2008 at 4:00 pm

    omg… just noticed the tartuffe notes on the board in the pic w/ nick and tom… o dear
    i have too much time on my hands…

  • 11. colorcast  |  8 June 2008 at 4:08 pm

    EWWWW…Tartuffe!!! > _ < bleeeugh!!! yukyukyukyukyuk….. sicko! grrr!

  • 12. Mrs. S  |  31 July 2008 at 6:35 pm

    I love the TOTD!!! Soooo fun! I even got to see the Tartuffe notes on the board. u r very creative and entertaining. Can’t wait to see what you come up with for Fall 08.


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