Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I should add a disclaimer here that I don't care what people do. I think people should be able to live their lives how they wish, without fear of persecution, and I try not to judge people based on how they look. Not saying there aren't a lot of times that I see someone, and in my head go, 'hhhhhhwwwhhhhaaaaaat??'; all I'm saying is that I won't treat someone differently because of that. Even if I am thinking, but. What? Why? So this is what happened...
(I can't give credit for the picture; I don't know where it's from... but it's lovely).
I met a friend tonight for coffee, which was a good time. It was a very nice day, we sat outside, and the coffee was good, and the brownie was delicious, and just before we left, a very tall, very thin lady walked by, and I just saw her back on, but I asked Ro, "Was that a man?"
"No. I think she was a hooker, though."
So while I'm marveling at how skinny this person was, another lady walks by. Considerably more shapely. Considerably larger. Especially in the shoulders. Black wrap dress; blond bob, and I'm thinking, okay, if this is a woman, she must be the one Ross was dating on friends (Don't call her broadback!). Then I saw the shoes: clunky and black, and didn't go with that dress at all. Not to mention, they were quite large. Thankfully, Ro knocked over her tea, so I went inside to get napkins, and these two ladies were standing in line chatting with one another, adam's apples just a-bobbin'. We turned to leave, and there were 3 more of them just on their way in (I don't mean to make them sound like the living dead, I really don't, I'm just not sure how else to describe this); I was getting to my car just as another lady got out of hers.
Now. Like I said, I don't care what people do. Whether they were cross-dressers, or transgendered, or maybe just liked a breeze on their doin's, I genuinely, couldn't care less.
But I don't understand. I have a job where I wear work boots and coveralls; I dress pretty casually regardless of where I'm going. While I love skirts in the summer, I've never found it comfortable to pile on the jewelery/makeup/undergarments. I do it when it's 'necessary' but if it wasn't what society deems appropriate for certain situations, I wouldn't. The main reason: pantyhose. These were designed by either a sadist, or the devil himself. I can be ready to go, and by the time I've wrestled myself into those, I'm sweating, I'm angry, my hair's a mess, and I've put my thumbs through the thighs. The idea of anyone enjoying this completely escapes me.
And also: where do they buy those shoes?
I love Halifax.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Apparently, there's new Pride And Prejudice and Zombies book, Dawn of the Dreadfuls. Guess I better get that first one finished. Since, y'know, holy crap, I will be able to afford stuff again!! It is a very exciting prospect. In other news: I need a nap. This working 5 days a week (working my arse off, might I add. Did I mention that I really like this job? I suspect it will be a very good thing) is going to take some getting used to.
I apologize for my absence. I'll try harder. Really, I will. I'll be back tomorrow. Promise.
*I haven't seen this movie in a while; if you haven't seen it, I recommend it.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
A notebook. A teeny notebook. That I can wear. So lovely. You should check her out.
And I fell in love with this guy a little, and my awesome sister brought him back to our table to come home with me. I think I'll call him Rusty.
Just incredible. Really. So unique and just, just... oh, just go look!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
These were $0.99 (originally $1.17, according to the old Zeller's tag). Apparently someone's granny didn't like to give money. Bless her heart, cash is a crap gift, and I have better plans for these!!!
Have I mentioned how much I LOVE that Value Village sells material now? Not sporadically, like how they would sometimes have it before, but now it's yards and yards. I got about 4-5 metres of this; it's a mid weight cotton upholstery material, for.... wait for it.... wait.... $3.99. I'm keeping it for sewing room curtains when we move. And then maybe (probably. There's A LOT of it) there'll still be enough for a bag (do I seem a little obsessed with bags? Okay, but I'm not ready to admit it yet). I think a very bold wall paper for one wall will be in order to go with this. I have plans, oh yes, I do (but the perfect cabinets? Someone snatched 'em up before I could. Alas. Next time, they'll be mine!!).
I'll admit it took me a minute to clue in (it's for Comfort fabric softener). D'oh. But clever. Very Clever.
Monday, May 3, 2010
I got a job! I start on Thursday! Which means, I have a lot of things I need to have finished by Wednesday night.
I need a new tape measure.
I need to have everything ready for the craft fair on Saturday.
I need a lunch. Actually, I need groceries.
I have much, much sewing to be done.
However, my mom's Mother's day gift was sent out today (there was a $0.60 difference between regular mail and xpress post. That seems odd to me..). Anyway, she got her teeny book-in-a-can, and this clutch I made, pattern courtesy of Noodlehead (a very addicting blog, indeed). I should have paid more attention and added the zipper tabs, but alas, I did not. I added the handle that I was pretty happy with though, so it sort of balances out.