I know I talked about it yesterday, but I am loving The Steel Remains so incredibly hard right now. I’m half way through and I don’t want this book to ever end. Ringil is such an unmitigated bad ass, I wish I were awesome enough to have him as my spirit animal. At a time in my life where I’m feeling like I need to reclaim some of the massive, fire-breathing rage it took me years to learn how to stop from being my first response to things, this character is helping to guide me back to my core.
I notice that there are times when a little blunt force goes a long fucking way, and I have stopped taking advantage of those times. I did so in the interest of being able to live in society and be employed and have friends, but I think I’ve taken the nice girl routine a little too far as of late. For example, I never would have had to wait two weeks with my thumb up my ass in an apartment with a broken toilet, just wishing someone would notice my patient daily calls and pleasant messages before. I mean, they probably would have tried to evict me for the fit I threw and then not fixed my toilet for two weeks out of spite. But that’s why life is about balance. Sometimes it’s just nice to let people know you’re upset. Not get abusive of course, but not continue to be polite past the point of their rudeness.
Anyway, our toilet got fixed today (at long last), and only after I threw a micro-fit on the phone with the management company. But I came home to see some dirty water drips leading from the living room and into the bathroom, which is totally normal, but I also saw them extend about 2 feet into the bedroom, which I am not overly fond of. The plumber also left his sweater here, so I’m going to text him and tell him to a. come and get his shit and b. stay the hell out of my bedroom.
Next time it won’t take two weeks. They’ll wake up with my dick in their mouth if that’s how it has to be between us. It just takes so much more effort to be an asshole about everything.
UPDATE: Ben says that he thinks the spots leading into our bedroom are the dog’s footprints, not the plumbers, which actually makes more sense. So never mind about that bedroom part. Everything else stands. Cultivating rage, etc.
Striped shirt from Target
Maroon Shirt from Target
American Rag shorts from Macy’s
Deanna Cotton Ribbed Tights from Sock Dreams
Leg Warmers from Target
Dansko clogs from REI
I’m still sick. I took the day off today (Monday) and played Skyrim and slept. So I have nothing exciting or interesting to share except that I feel a little bit better. I’ve noticed that the only way to soothe my sore throat is warm liquids, so I need to find some sort of beer helmet that makes and dispenses tea at regular intervals.
Pepper’s been an excellent sick day companion. Except that she’s sort of a blanket hog.
Oh, and Ben brought home giant cupcakes. Because when bad things happen, we get treats. I’m sure that’s not a habit that will come back to haunt us.
Striped red shirt is from Macy’s
Maroon sweater vest is from Target
Striped skirt is from Target
Tights are from Many Hands Trading Company in Corvallis, OR
Leg warmers are from Target
Dansko clogs are from REI
UPDATE: After I scheduled this to post, Ben made us a delicious chicken and garlic pasta dish for dinner, which I promptly threw the hell up. I do not recommend application of stomach acid to a day long sore throat. It was painful. Needless to say, my cupcake remains uneaten. But, I feel miles better this morning (Tuesday), if a little shaky from having thrown up the majority of the solid food I ate yesterday. Due to my own cooking prowess I had tea and toast for breakfast, and microwave tomato soup for lunch. And I had to make the toast twice because I completely burnt the first round. In my defense, we make our toast in the oven since the toaster is broken. So it’s a lot easier to fuck up than toaster toast.
I only actually slept between the hours of 4:30 and 7:30 this morning, and it’s 10:30 p.m. now, so this is probably going to make less sense then cows on a calculus. But a woman has to try.
I made a commitment to weekdaily posts, and I don’t back down. What’s the difference between a dedicated blogger and a pit bull with lipstick? The pit bull knows when to let go. Also, she takes the time to at least attempt to work on her appearance. Obviously the blogger stopped caring years ago.
Guess who had burgers for dinner and chili cheese fries for desert? Ben. But I helped.
Also, watch this. I already tweeted about it, but 60 whole people read my blog, only 520 people follow me on twitter, so… Wait, for real? It used to be 530. I must have scared them away when I told them to watch this. Whatever, who needs those people. Watch this, you won’t regret it. I laughed until I cried, and that’s not just because my eyes were starting to swell due to over exposure.
Can you tell why my knees are bad at 27? It’s because I stand like a damn double amputee all the fucking time! WHY CAN’T I STAND LIKE A HUMAN INSTEAD OF A MARIONETTE?!
Scarf is from a shop on Main Street in Seal Beach on Main Street. Beyond that, I have no memory of it.
Jacket is from a thrift store
Green long sleeved shirt is from The Gap
Maroon tank is from Target
Wrap-around skirt is from Many Hands in Corvallis, OR
Leg warmers are from Target
Merrell’s are from REI
I’m at the Oregon coast with Ben’s family for a couple of days, so I’m throwing up a backup day. Enjoy my neglect!
Scarf from a thrift store
Long sleeved shirt from The Gap
Pocket T from The Gap
Plaid skirt from the thrift store
Underskirt is a gift from Ben’s mom
Leg-warmers are from Target
Dansko clogs are from REI
So I’ve basically been wearing variations of this outfit since Friday, and it’s Sunday now. Don’t worry, except for Saturday, I was only outside (and therefore in clothes) for a couple of hours. So I guess I could classify this as my post-thanksgiving weekend outfit. I just couldn’t muster the energy to put together anything else.
Today Ben and I went to Pasadena to take my Grandma to lunch, and also to do some Christmas shopping. I know I was supposed to be buying things for other people, and I did (I swear) but I also had to get this adorable hat for myself because it was on sale and it was so cute and calling my name.
Turquoise hoodie from the Salvation Army Scarf from somewhere that I have forgotten Dress from Forever21′s fatty line, Faith 21 Underskirt from the thrift store Leg warmers from Target Shoes are Merrell from REI Earrings are from Khol’s
I thought of this name as soon as I finished putting this outfit together. I was overjoyed. A man in the elevator at work told me I had a cute outfit and then asked me if I was in a play. I said “No, I just dress like this.” It was awesome. I got compliments all day. This is probably one of my favorite outfits, the only thing I’m sad about is that the camera was dead, so we’re stuck with cell phone pictures. I really wish there were better pictures of my sweet leg warmers.
Scarf is from Macy’s in Portland, OR Maroon tank is from Target Long sleeved shirt is from Target Pinstripe skirt is from Target via the Thrift Store Underskirt is from Target Leg Warmers are from Target Brown Docs are handed down
This is only sort of what I wore today. We ended up going to dinner at my favorite neighborhood 24 hour diner, The Kettle, and I knew it was going to be cold since it’s right next to the ocean. So I put on a few extra layers.
Hat is handmade from Peru by way of a free trade store in Corvalis, OR
Scarf is Calvin Klein from a Thrift Store
Sweater is from the Thrift Store
Blue tank is from Target
Maroon pocket T is from Target
Black and white skirt is from Target
Black skirt is from the thrift store
Leg Warmers are from Target
Docs are handed down from my friend Cheryl
If I don’t look as friendly as usual here it’s because it is the late end to a long and mostly stressful day. Today I worked on some design work, which is my absolute favorite thing right now. But I felt so buried by the avalanche of other things I had to get done that I let work I didn’t like go out just because I knew I didn’t have the time to do it right. And things that should have been done today are sitting in my hard drive unfinished because I didn’t have the heart to send it off. Nothing’s overdue, but my slowness is bothering me.
Neverending scarf knitted by me Grey cable-knit sweater from Target Maroon sweater vest from Target Black T from The Gap Pencil skirt by Style & Co. from Macy’s Leg warmers from Target Grey ankle socks from Target (in the dollar sock bin!) Shoes are Merrells from R.E.I.
And speaking of The Gap, I know it’s been said everywhere on the Internet, but I hate their new logo! Their rep claims that this is a sign of a new beginning for them. Does that mean that they’re finally going to start carrying size 18 in the store? I figure if they let that uggo of a logo hang around, why not a fat fatty like myself?
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