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24 June 2008 @ 11:48 pm
on the edge of nothing and ... more nothing  
The weather today was truly disgusting. It's Ireland! And summertime! So of course the weather was truly disgusting. You get over that, though (you have to, otherwise you'd never leave the house), and today I went shopping and saw the saddest thing.

In the middle of a wet, wind-racked alley, a little boy dropped his hot chocolate. It had one of those ridiculous plastic lids that always pop off - when you're five - or me. It spilled all over the ground and the wind whipped it into a mile-square film. I kept thinking how awful it must be to be five, wet, and deprived the hot chocolate you were so looking forward to, through a mistake your mother will undoubtedly blame you for, and use as an excuse not to buy you another because she's wet too and cold, and wants to get home and not die of hypothermia. SAD, YOU GUYS.

In an attitude of defiance, and also because I love pink, I bought two (pink) dresses and a purple blazer. Blazers have overtaken cardigans in my affections. St Martin's is about my favourite label ever, GOD. Silk linings with prints of puppies and aphorisms! Embroidered butterflies! Anyway, I modelled this ensemble for la famille later (when I was eg less soaked to the skin):

.purple blazer (with white collar printed with vines)
.short pink dress with pleated skirt, approximately mid-thigh length (but not as short as anything you'll see on Star Trek - oh god STAR TREK - that needs a whole post of its own)
.green tights
.rainbow-striped knee socks
.black chucks with pink skull laces (see? MATCHING)

My brother said I looked like a clown, my mother said nothing at all, but MY DAD said I looked like 'one of those Japanese girls.'

Score. And a HALF.

(it's okay; i have good legs. a lesbian told me so. and she'd know, right?)
Current Mood: giddygiddy
Current Music: i stand corrected (vampire weekend)
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Blue haired boy w/ phonescoradh on June 25th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
That's a lovely thought! Sadly, it will never, ever happen. You know the way global warming is supposed to turn Europe into Greece? Yeah, well, it'll turn Ireland into the Antarctic. That is just how we roll.

Edited at 2008-06-25 09:27 pm (UTC)
mrsquizzicalmrsquizzical on June 25th, 2008 03:39 am (UTC)
oh that poor little boy! that is so miserable! *sad face*
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: CS+TAI: stripey hoodie Gabescoradh on June 25th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
I have a terrible habit of taking on other people's dirty emotions. Ten to one he forgot about it in five minutes, while I had to think about it for the rest of the day. :(
mrsquizzical: roaninishmrsquizzical on June 25th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
yeah. me, too.

but don't lose that altogether. people who can't empathise are half the problem with the world today.

but learning how to breathe, feel it, then let it go is the key. *is zen*
dirtylaugh: cassiekissdirtylaugh on June 25th, 2008 08:20 am (UTC)
The hot-chocolate thing sounds pretty sad. Over here though, the English summertime gale-force winds meant that two jay chicks were blown out of their nest, so the postman found them all orphaned and alone in the middle of the road. And it's not like you can just call Ghostbusters/the RSPCA/Childline when that happens. :(
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on June 25th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
Oh no! I suppose there's no way he could have kept them - used baby bottles like in Enid Blyton, or something? Two badgers were killed on my road, but I think that was just crazy driving, not crazy weather.

I raise you a Cassie icon!
dirtylaugh: maxxiedancedirtylaugh on June 26th, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
I've never found Enid Blyton's methods to be that reliable. I loved her when I was little, but now I realise that no-one who is only ten years of age could ever foil smugglers/evil pixies just with the help of some rope/a furry animal.

Two badgers? That has to be intentional. I find the thought of badger-bashing quite amusing though, which is worrying.

I see your Cassie icon and raise you a dancing Maxxie.
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on June 25th, 2008 09:58 am (UTC)
Said lesbian could have questionable taste in legs. The only course left open would be to find as many lesbians as you can and ask them all.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: scarfscoradh on June 25th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
*much struck* I never thought of that. Sadly, I only know one lesbian, so short of busting a LGBT meeting there will be no such experiment.
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on June 26th, 2008 07:29 am (UTC)
Heh, isn't the whole point of LGBT's instant self validation. Oh, and sandwhiches. Lettuce, gherkin, bacon and tomatos oh my.
dita p: amusedparlophone on June 25th, 2008 12:08 pm (UTC)
...'one of those Japanese girls.'
I pondered over this. Did your Dad mean one of those Japanese girls dancing around Gwen Stefani?

Your new togs sound gorgeous. But they are nothing without pics :P
I have a weakness for beautiful linings myself. There's a plain grey cotton jacket with a sakura (cherry blossom) print silk lining. And my favourite pair of boots is a nondescript brown one from Camper, but the lining is in the most delicious shade of pistachio green leather.

Congrats on fantastic exam results, you.
Also, I'm tempted to make a Vow of my own but then, the number of unread books lying around scare me.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Balloonsscoradh on June 25th, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
I think so! Or maybe just the Harajuku look in general - they're in Style a bit, and my dad reads it sometimes. He also watches the music channels (even though he claims he doesn't).

I know, but sadly, I have not the technical skills to self-take a full-length picture. And I never trust other people to take pictures of me. Description must suffice. :D

One of my other blazers has a still of Margaret Thatcher - the source of much hilarity for me and my mates when it was discovered. Tangentially, I adore sakura. *starry eyes*

I'm looking at it as a pleasant challenge atm, but watch that change when I'm forced to tackle John Irving again (yeuk) or plough through the rest of what seems to be a homophobic landscape in Dune.

Edited at 2008-06-25 09:42 pm (UTC)
Gossgossymer on July 1st, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
Your fic as PDF?

I'm trying to get pdfs/single html files available of the H/D "classics" fics so I'm messaging all the authors on the list. Feel free to say no - here's the mass message bellow:

As the author of one the fics on the Harry/Draco Classics List, I was wondering if you would mind making it available as a PDF/single html file for easy reading? If you don't have the time to do it, I wouldn't mind doing it for you ^_^ You could then make it avalable on your lj (or an alternate online site) and I'd be able to link to that post/site for people who a) can't access certain sites (like LJ) b) are travelling/on vacation c) would like it on mobile devices.

If you would rather not have your story made available in this way, feel free to say so - I just thought it would make it easier for a lot of people to get into some of the earlier fics in the fandom :)

every Starbucks should have a polar bear: HP: Elvendorkscoradh on July 2nd, 2008 09:04 am (UTC)
Re: Your fic as PDF?
Oh wow, I'm on the H/D Classics list? (Sorry, lol!brain moment.)

It sounds like a great idea and I'd love to have my fics in that format, but I seriously do not have the technical skills. If you're offering, that'd be AWESOME, but I certainly don't want to put you to any trouble. :D
jehnt: dw - doctor + donna - heartsjehnt on July 4th, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
Ahaha, after your Love in the Time of Cholera post I can totally guess what your reaction to the original Star Trek will be. And because I feel the need to pre-emptively defend one of my favorite sci-fi franchises... Deep Space Nine is far more progressive! TOS tried hard but was ultimately A Product Of Its Time, TNG managed little better, but DS9 came in roaring with AWESOME*. If your internets can handle it I will upload awesome DS9 episodes so you can see that the entire franchise doesn't suck.

This comment brought to you by my weeks-old open firefox tabs... I wrote it out the day you posted this entry but then never actually uh, commented with it. Lameitude!

(Also, you didn't know you were on the HP Classics list? I DISCOVERED you through one of those lists!)

*Where "awesome" is here defined as female and minority characters who actually have important and non-stereotypical stuff to do. And serialized plots that actually go places.