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13 January 2010 @ 10:38 pm
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Guess what? Buying nice shoes, or cute earrings, or a pretty accessory, does not make you an interesting person.

Just a poorer one.

Damn, my life.
Current Mood: depresseddepressed
Current Music: alligator // tegan & sara
Riakessie on January 13th, 2010 11:07 pm (UTC)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: House: ;( facescoradh on January 14th, 2010 08:10 pm (UTC)
Look up!
spark_of_chaosspark_of_chaos on January 13th, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC)
But it does make you a happier person, at least until the rush of it lasts. :hugs:
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 14th, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
Yes, which I ably demonstrated by spending eighty quid on shite just now. :D:
spark_of_chaosspark_of_chaos on January 15th, 2010 11:13 am (UTC)
Next time you feel like doing a splurge, come over here to do it! One, you'll get more stuff for the same money; two, you'll have an adventure doing it and three, you'll have visited a country half the people don't know exists! Being all Alice in Wonderland for a day adds on to your interesting glitter-finish. :D
oopsoddishly on January 13th, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
Well, no. But buying shoes and earrings and accessories don't make you NOT an interesting person, either, just like they're not a requirement to it.

I think you're pretty much on the super-interesting side of interesting, personally, but that's just me. There is are many, many good reasons I hang out with you -- to which the pretty things are not a barrier -- and interesting is far from the bottom of the list. Hint: no one chooses to make friends with boring people. Boring IS a barrier to making friends, and trust me, you ain't that.

Also, my phone is always on <333333333
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 14th, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
I - well. This is so stupidly shallow, but I feel I still haven't got a style. Like, I admire yours so much because you're always true to it and it seems to illustrate you. I'm nothing but a mimic. After you left I started looking at my short dresses and considering floaty shirts, you know? skdfjhasjhfda this makes no sense.

Also, my phone is always on <333333333

ILU MOST. Also, tell me more about the horrible French?
oopsoddishly on January 14th, 2010 10:17 pm (UTC)
Mmm, no, that makes sense. Idk, I think the important thing is that EVERYTHING looks good if you do it with confidence. It doesn't have to be real confidence. It can be faked, absolutely. It doesn't even have to be This Looks Good confidence, just This Is Me confidence. Go out with a flower in your hair and forget it's there, and people will think wow, she looks amazing -- and all you've got to do is walk.

Which, I know that's not the point you're making -- but what I'm aiming for is, you want to find your style, as it is now? That's AWESOME, it really is. And you have to start somewhere; mimicking is a good way to do this! Getting ideas from other people is A+++. Or copy mannequins! Try out different looks and believe that they look good -- because they will, if you accept that they do -- and then just wait until you find a style you feel particularly fond of, or particularly good in. Blag being confident in it until you don't have to anymore -- seriously, I do it all the time -- and experiment. Force yourself out of your comfort zone! Dye your hair blue and wear a bright pink bobble hat to match, only do it your way. And, er, a way that won't get you thrown out of hospital, please.

I think the problem a lot of the time is that it doesn't occur to people that they could have a different style, if they so wanted, because we're so used to jeans and a t-shirt. You want to try wearing trouser suits every day? Go for it. Skirts on trousers? Ditto. Rosevest? Sure, why not.

I just. Idk, take risks, I guess is the thing! Small steps -- you don't have to go into work in a bikini, or anything, but long sleeves instead of short sleeves, even! Or floral blouses, or fitted jeans instead of slouchy jeans. Y'know?????

♥ ♥ ♥!!!!
the claw-foot Lady: [cabaret] well there's plenty ofsoftlyforgotten on January 13th, 2010 11:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I agree! You're an interesting person for much cooler reasons than that. ♥
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: collapsingnight: guitar tshirtscoradh on January 14th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
It's just. I feel sometimes I'm not interesting, certain interesting things just happen around me. Like being Australian, or living in a village that a US President allegedly came from, or wearing purple tutu skirts to work. As opposed to being interesting myself.

Sorry, I was just scheduled some woe and it arrived promptly on time. >:(
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every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 14th, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC)
Earrings ... also clothes and shoes. I have multicoloured glitter shoes that the psych patients really loved.

the zedmeisterzedmeister on January 14th, 2010 12:50 am (UTC)
Can you return them?

And who says that you're not interesting? If it's people around you, you need to find better company. If it's you, you need to stop judging yourself so harshly. The person this journal reveals is anything but uninteresting. You hae so many opinions to offer! :)
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 14th, 2010 08:21 pm (UTC)
Probably, but my tendency to never return even things I don't really want/like means I have forty pairs of shoes, three wardrobes of clothes and about a hundred pairs of dangly earrings. So...

No, it's just me. I don't usually canvas people's opinion of me because they come out with daft stuff like 'controversial', which. Not really. idk. My biggest phobia is boring people; I thought I'd got over it, but apparently not!
peripatetic extemporizations: Brendon face offhatoyona on January 14th, 2010 02:20 am (UTC)
I want you to know I find you very interesting without the earrings and the shoes! But I know the feeling. If you want to talk, you know where to find me. :)
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 14th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
OH, YOU. &hugsssssssssss; Maybe it's BECAUSE of the shoes? Like, if I wasn't wearing orange steampunk pumps no one would pay attention to me, but if I don't wear them, I feel worse. Clearly I am the most image-obsessed person IN THE WORLD.
peripatetic extemporizationshatoyona on January 14th, 2010 09:22 pm (UTC)
No I totally get it! But I think orange steampunk pumps sort of require a kind of personality to go with them and maybe that's not you? And then you feel inadequate because you're not an orange steampunk pumps person? Which I think is okay, if that's the case. The world needs all sorts of people, right, and some of them like GREEN steampunk pumps. Or something entirely different. OR maybe you are just the kind of person who enjoys wearing orange shoes and you should just feel happy that you have the guts to pull them off. I know I couldn't!

I'm not sure that was coherent, perhaps because I'm still wondering, what on earth do orange steampunk pumps look like??
vicious_seagullvicious_seagull on January 14th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
maybe buying shoes and accessories doesn't make you a more interesting person, but listing to good music definitely does.

(yay for tegan and sara)
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 14th, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
I LOVE TEGAN AND SARA. I think their music is exquisite. :DDD
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every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 14th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
From Penney's, by the way. Pink pseudo-suede with BOWS! :DDD
Sereniaserenia on January 14th, 2010 11:18 am (UTC)
But you are so interesting! Pretty accessories are just a bonus! :)
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 14th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks. I feel like such a dullard mostly. Worse, a dullard who masquerades as an interesting person, so I'm always worried that I'll be found out.
Sereniaserenia on January 15th, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)
*hugs* That's just poor self-esteem talking, and we know it lies!