To anyone who still has this blog in their RSS feed…or ever checks it…I have not ceased to exist! :D I just got a really sweet email from some readers (I am honestly so flattered!!), and I decided to face my guilt of not posting and update you guys on what’s going on. Weeelll…it’s summer! I spent a couple weeks after exams ignoring my computer completely and just enjoying the nice weather, and my outfits were incredibly boring shorts/tshirts. (Actually, that’s basically what I’ve been wearing all summer…I know! For shame!!) Then, while on my boring trip to Oklahoma to visit family, my grandma died. :( It’s pretty sad, but she was sick and we’re all a bit relieved that she’s not suffering anymore. So we had to go through allllll her stuff, and there is a silver lining. Vintage scarves. Lots and lots of them. Something really great to remember her by! She also has a GIGANTIC collection of jewelry, but I probably won’t get to go through all that till we go back at Christmas since my grandpa wants to get everything of value out (it’s that WWII thrift in him…haha!). So anyways, I PROMISE PROMISE PROMISE that I will write a ginormous post sometime this week that includes pictures of said scarves and other things I’ve picked up while in the states. We’re leaving tomorrow, can’t wait to be home and get back to a regular routine…which will include blogging! :D
Okay, guys, exams are coming up and since I missed almost 2 weeks of school (SCREW YOU, MONO!!!) I have a lot to do…so I am making my brb official! I will be back by next Wednesday at the latest, as that is the last day of school. And yes, I am excited! But now, back to social studies homework. Sigh….
Filed under: talking, outdoors | Tags: summer, biking, bicycles, electra, velorbis, helmet
After supper, me and my brother went with my dad to Mountain Equipment Co-op to get ourselves new bike helmets. That’s right, remember this post? The craving is still there! Unfortunately, I also still have to wear a helmet or else I’ll get fined (and with my luck, hit by a semi. If anyone needs a helmet, it’s me!!!). Luckily I found one that I really like!
At first, I didn’t like the visor, but it’s really growing on me and it’s practical. The pink detail on it is cute! I can always switch out the lining for one without a visor attached, too. The best thing about this helmet is that since it’s multi-sport, it doesn’t scream “CYCLING NERD!” like my dad’s does. (No offense, dad. He’s a proud cycling nerd!) I also got some gloves, just because I tend to only fall off my bike and onto the leftover gravel from winter when I’m NOT wearing them. And I think they’re kinda cute in a hobo-ish way…don’t tell!
But trust me, this is the extent of my cycling gear. I’m going Copenhagen style – for me, biking is simply going to be an awesome and sustainable form of transportation, not an extreme sport (most days). I want to prove to the people of this city that you don’t have to be in head-to-toe spandex and low drag sunglasses to use a bike to get around! Of course, that would be a lot easier if I had a more stylish bike! My absolute dream bike would have to be the Velorbis Victoria Classic. It’s just SO. FREAKING. GOODLOOKING. The details are amazing.
Marvel in it’s glory.
Of course, this wonderful, amazing, beautiful bike is £569, which is… *sob*… $1,110 Canadian dollars. PLUS shipping, because nobody near my city carries them. Goodbye, love! However, there is an alternative. It might not have strands of leather wrapped around the handles, and it might not be quite as perfect…but it’s also pretty dang goodlooking, and WAY more in my budget. Behold the Electra Women’s Amsterdam Classic 3 speed!
It also comes in white and black, and I think I like white the best (especially with the contrast of the seat, handles, and tires). This one costs $549.99, an amount that I could actually save up to. And I’ll still have my mountain bike for when I want to go out to the mountains and get dirty!
So, in conclusion… dedicate your 11:11 wish to me getting the job I want for the summer! :P
I was sending my boyfriend pictures of dresses from eBay for his opinion…
Haha I like that shirt-skirt thing
with the red flowers?
i might buy that! its on ebay and i really like it/need dresses for summer since i lost one of my two dresses
somewhere in my house…i have no idea where it went!!! wtf
Probably got pushed back to Narnia, from the looks of your closet :P
hahaha, this is funny because it is true…maybe my closet needs a cleanout, eh? ;)
Filed under: talking
Sorry for my dissapearance! The weather has gotten crazy again which means getting home really late if I go out. I have stories! Proper post tomorrow…
It’s hard to write this entry without sounding like I’m making up lies to get attention, so I’ll just say it. The major modelling organization in my area, Mode, wants me to model for them. They send their girls to serious stuff, and a lot of models have hit it big with Mode as their mother agent. “SO DO IT!” you might be thinking. “Girls dream about becoming a model, and you actually have the chance!” There’s a voice inside my head telling me this, too, but something is wrong. I just don’t know if I could enter an industry like the world of fashion with a clear conscience. I’d have to lose an inch to be able to do runway shows, and I don’t know if I’d like being constantly scrutinized. I’d have to take the tunnels out of my ears and I wouldn’t be able to get any new piercings. But the main problem I have with it is that I would be encouraging consumerism. I know that it can’t exactly be stopped, and that if I don’t model for a certain brand somebody else will, but it would still bother me. But, on the other hand…I would get to see the world, and a lot of models use their experience in front of the camera to get into the industry behind it. My dream is to become a photographer, and that would be a lot easier if I had a modelling background and a way in. Sigh…I don’t know what to do. I guess I’ll have to just keep thinking about it and hope I can make up my mind.
Filed under: consumerism, shoes, talking | Tags: activism, adbusters, best friends, blackspot, depressing, Nike, shoes
Sorry for my absolutely terrible posting during spring break. With family here and friends here and everything going on I was forced to put blogging and looking like anything but a hobo on the back burner! But now I am back, and I have a depressing tale to tell that involves my first day back at school.
I knew it wouldn’t be a good day anyways, as this is going to be a very long month with no days off. But it started sucking a whole lot more when I sat down to eat lunch with my friends. I noticed one of my BEST FRIENDS wearing brand new Nikes. ‘So what?’ you’re thinking. ‘They’re shoes.’ Well, yeah. But they also symbolize everything that I absolutely hate. Poor treatment of workers? Check. Overpriced? Check. Super trendy? CHECK! I never thought that she would buy them, because I bitch about things like Nike all the time. She always agrees with me, too. So when I started shrieking at her for buying them, I was pretty surprised with her response. “So what?” she said. “They’re cool, look good, and I like them. And besides, me not buying Nikes won’t have any effect at all in the long run.”
Attitudes like this really effect my spirits. I hate people who think that it doesn’t matter if they buy a certain thing, or support a certain principle, or decide not to vote because what difference could they make anyway? I live in Alberta, and the voter turnout this year was 40 percent. 40%!!! Less then HALF of the people in my province could summon up the energy to drive to a polling station and cast a vote for a leader that will most certainly have an effect on their lives. Quite frankly, living in a place like this makes me pretty angry sometimes. And today I realized: if I can’t even make one of my best friends buy something other then the social norm, then how can I have an effect on anyone else? I really, really, REALLY hope that I can convince at least one other person to buy Blackspots, which are the toughest shoes I have ever owned (2 and a half years and still wearable!) and eco-/worker-friendly. But sometimes, when I’m talking to my friends and they tell me that they really don’t care who made their shoes as long as they look good (I hear this so much it’s unbelievable) I want to give up hope. Sigh…
Filed under: pants, talking | Tags: acid wash, army, army surplus, denim, jeans
I need to make some acid washed denim asap. Sorry to everyone who has been dreading their return, but we cannot deny it any longer, and quite frankly I would love to be the weird kid at school wearing them before everyone else (that is, of course, until they see them in Seventeen and all run to Forever 21 to get themselves a pair). I’m planning on just throwing some jeans in the tub and splattering them with a mixture of bleach and hot water, and then scrubbing them a bit…I’ll let you know how it goes! Oh, and I got my new backpack…it’s beautiful! It’s a German issue rucksack type thing that perfectly fits all my stuff and feels like it will last forever. Since I’m too lazy to take a picture now, you’ll have to wait until tomorrow when I’m documenting my outfit!