Yesterday was my Liveblog/Livestream of Die Hard 1. Counting myself, my boyfriend and everybody that joined us online, there were four people in attendance. No one stayed for the whole movie, not even me (pee break), but I had a great time and I can’t wait to do it again tomorrow.
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
Pepper was really excited to be included in this outfit post. I’m not actually sure if you can tell that because her ears are plastered to her neck like we’re about to punish her for something. But, rest assured, she expressed her joy quite well in other ways. Like licking me all over my face and neck.
We’ve been seeing those ears come up a little more lately, which is really nice, but she still looks terrified every time she gets excited about something. I’m not entirely sure why she puts her ears back when she’s happy, she doesn’t do it all the time. Usually she reserves it for when she’s excited about us, like when we come home for work, or when we’re about to give her a treat. The closer she is to us, the more her ears will go back.
I’m trying a little bit of the Tellington T Touch, and to be honest, I’m not sure if it’s real helpful, although I guess it probably helps her acclimate to being touched by us in a non-stressful manner. I tried some on the cat too. She’s not amused.
You can see evidence of her derpy tooth in this photo, where it sort of looks like she’s growling at me, but she’s not:
They see me derpin’, they hatin’
Glasses are Bebe (I wear them when my eyes are overtired)
Shirt is from the Thrift Store
Skirt is from Torrid
Leggings from Target
Shoes are (of course) Merrell
You’re getting an outfit post because the WordPress app on my phone crashed and deleted the last half of what was supposed to be today’s blog… just as I was trying to save it. I was so mad I could have drop kicked that phone into Southern Kentucky. But, that just means I get to share this great outfit with you, and also talk a little bit about the idea of attractiveness, and how much bullshit I think it is.
So this outfit would probably be on a list of fatty fashion don’ts. Light colors highlight my rolls, capri leggings make my short fat legs look even shorter and fatter, and I’m actually wearing this belt on the worst possible place if I wanted this outfit to be “flattering.” But in the words of fashion designer Gisela Ramirez, Fuck Flattering.
I think there’s something to be said for wearing clothes that accentuate your “assets,” but I also think there’s something to be said for telling the concept of “assets” to fuck right off and die. If I want to wear white, and strap a belt around my spare tire, I’m fucking gonna. Because I want to. And if I end up looking squared off, or lumpy, or fatter than I actually am, who gives a shit? I like white, and low waists and sometimes I want to wear them anyway. So I do. It feels good to not try and ‘flatter’ away my actual shape or put so much stock into imitating something I’m never going to be.
And let me tell you, this outfit was insanely comfortable.
White minidress from The Gap
Grey tank (not pictured) from The Gap
Tan belt from Target
Black Leggings from Target
Shoes are Birkenstock
Yes, yes, I know. I really need to stop saying I’ll blog about something the next day unless the entire post is written out and scheduled. Sorry folks, the day got away from me and I was unable to finish my post on grandma’s boyfriend’s release from jail. I won’t say you’ll have it tomorrow, although it’s hard for me to know what you’d have other than that since this is the last of my stockpile of outfit posts that I keep for just such an occasion as this. Anyway, enjoy.
Bear shirt from Tinymeat in Portland, Or
Blue shirt from The Gap, or Target, I actually am not sure what shirt that is.
Tan Skirt is from Torrid
MerRell’s from REI
So this weekend was filled with lots and lots of activity. Grandma continues to be good. Ben and I went and visited her on Saturday. She was uncomfortable, and really tired. Every time she fell asleep, something beeped, or somebody came in and woke her up. I guess exhaustion makes my grandma a little bit xenophobic. Her nurse was a very nice older lady with an accent, and while she was explaining something to her, grandma turned to me and said “I don’t understand why they can’t get anybody who speaks English in this place.” I felt terrible for the poor nurse who was doing everything. I should have apologized when we left, but she looked busy, so I just thanked her. Lots of other stuff happened, this was a long weekend preceded by an even longer week. I had a lot of fun, but I’m actually a little glad to be going back to work.
Green polo shirt from the thrift store
Tan Skirt from Torrid
Merrell slip ons from REI
This outfit was incredibly fun to wear. I seem to be moving towards shorter skirts lately. That’s probably a good thing since it FINALLY feels like summer is coming.
Collared shirt is from the thrift store
Olive tank is from Target
Skirt is from the thrift store
Socks are from Target
Shoes are from Target
Locket was a gift from Ben, who purchased it at the Happa Collective in Seal Beach, Ca
Jacket is from Talbots via the thrift store
Kerchief is from Mara, of Tangible Thing and also Ben’s sister
Button up shirt is from the Thrift Store
Vest is from Ross
Skirt is from Target
Shoes are from Vans
This is how I feel sometimes when I’m fake smiling for the camera
I have a stain on my shirt, because I am a mess and I cannot control myself. I’ve actually been kind of down on myself lately for how incompetent I am at being even the slightest bit graceful or delicate. I am constantly slamming my hands and fingers in things, stubbing my toes, tripping over my own feet, spilling, catching and ripping my clothes and jewelry on everything available. Tonight while I was getting gas, I got my necklace stuck to the clasp on my wallet. Who does that?!
But I know what this means. I’ve been under a lot of stress lately and haven’t been getting enough sleep. As oafish as I usually am, when I’m this bad, it’s a clear sign that I need to slow down and take care of myself. So I’ll just put ‘self care’ on the long list of things I have to do right now.
Earrings from Kohl’s
Olive shirt from Target
Slate long-sleeved shirt from Target
Owl watch locket is a gift from Ben
Bauble necklace is handmade by me
Turquoise wrap bracelet is from Curious… in Hermosa Beach, Ca
Brown and white wrap bracelet is handmade by me
Maroon wrap-around skirt from a Tibetan shop
Tan underskirt from Target
Houndstooth Converse from a thrift store
Scarf from a Japanese specialty store in Portland, Or
Jacket from Talbots via the thrift store
Turquoise short sleeved shirt from The Gap
Sky blue tank from The Gap
Wrap around skirts from a Tibetan shop in Pasadena, Ca
Belt from Target
Socks from Target
Shoes are Taos from Footwise in Corvalis, Or
Turquoise wrap bracelet from Courious… in Hermosa Beach, Ca
Brown and brass wrap bracelet handmade by me
Turquoise Ring made by my great grandmother
Adidas watch from Macy’s