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 This heat is killing me.

I don't know what my problem is this year. Normally heat doesn't bother me too much, but DUDE. It is way too early for 100* temps, 110* heat indices and 90% humidity. UNCOOL. Literally.

I just feel so sluggish this year. I want the cool, brisk days back. Come on, fall!

In other news, no real other news. I had summer hours today (left at 1:15,) went to lunch with a friend and then parked myself in front of the fan. And I'm wearing a skirt. I won't go into details. 
bekindtostrangers: (Bones: But Here's the Kickster)
 I switched my site navigation from "Vertigo" to "Horizon," so we'll see how long it takes me to get confused.

I spent a good part of yesterday doing nothing reading magazines and working on my style board. Some might call it an inspiration board. It's basically an oversized (we're talking seriously huge, I can't even hang it because I don't have a stud to nail it into) corkboard. I go through all my magazines that I am obsessed with love and cut out styles/fashions/things I like and pin to the board. It gives me inspiration for how I dress, makeup I do, how I decorate my house for a month or two months or however long I am inspired. If I start to gather a lot of things from magazines, I eventually switch things out. I put what's on the board in my stylebook - a giant scrapbook dedicated just to the clippings - and put the new stuff on the board.

Kind of lame, and pointless, but it makes me happy. I like being able to go back through the years and see what's changed.

So that's what I did yesterday. Today and tomorrow are barbecue central. Two barbecues today, one tomorrow. One of the ones today is at my boyfriend's dad's house, my boyfriend and his dad who are Jewish. Which means no pork, of course, which leads me to ask, what's the point?

I'm waiting for him to change (he's slow, bum knee) and then we are off! Barbecues are the only good thing about summer, methinks.

AND PEACHES.
bekindtostrangers: (DW: Nine // The Oncoming Storm)
I'm getting ready to head to the farmers market. And if there aren't any peaches, someone's going down.

ETA: We've been peached! Only... in a way that doesn't sound bad.
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I am SO irritated. The one thing I could NOT find at the grocery store was a peach. Apricots? Yes. All sorts of (mm) tomatoes? Yes. Onions (ew) out the wazoo? Yes. Which reminds me, got an excellent summer salad suggestion from a friend of mine: cucumbers, onions (ew, bypass,) avocado and tomatoes in a balsamic vinaigrette. I am super excited to try this for supper.

But no peaches!

Am I like way out of season here? As far as I'm concerned, summer = peaches, so I WANT A PEACH.

I'm over it. Not really, but I'll pretend for your sake.

Also got a really pretty ring I've been coveting for a couple weeks now (thank you, Discover) and the makeup store had Buy 2 Get 2 on house products, so being the junkie I am, I got four new nail polishes. All cheerful shades of dark purple, dark burgundy, dark, shimmery teal and super dark midnight blue. I'M SO CHEERFUL.

So, now I'm home and I have crap to do. I much prefer the shopping, wandering part of the day better.

Also? It is hella hot. And I normally don't overly mind the hot weather but DAMN. Hi, August.
bekindtostrangers: (VH: My Future's So Bright)
Scheduled today off, quite some time ago - thank god - and I woke up about 30 minutes ago. Which, if you know me, is majorly sleeping in.

It went from low-60s and misty and rainy (think London) on Friday to a low of 75 this morning with an eventually high of 90 with a dew point in the 70s, which will bump the heat index ("how the temperature feels," to those who live in areas without humidity,) up to around 100. And sunny. (Think New Orleans.)

Now, I have no problem with summer weather, theoretically. Every season gets its due, it's good for a change, etc. But this is August weather, after a quite lovely spate of October weather. Quite frankly, I'm not ready.

Anyway, I'll dress for it, in a dress, ponytail, sandals and spf.

The name of the game today is relaxation. And for me, relaxation is shopping. Not even buying anything, just wandering around and seeing what's out there. Contemplating a white purse (of course, it's me. Wouldn't be me if bags weren't in the picture.) and a peach. I REALLY want a peach.

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