Dress - All Saints, gift from Megan
Tank - Target
Vera Ellen Begin Boots - John Fluevog
Leather Belt - Rugged Warehouse
Leather Belt - Rugged Warehouse
Since I am back to classes today, I figured I'd leave you guys with some answered questions yanked from Amber of Butane Anvil (who's a pretty awesome blogger if you haven't checked out her blog yet). This outfit is what I'm wearing today for my first day back. Dress and boots - the most comfortable combo of all. And how perfectly matchy matchy are these boots with this dress. Omg.
I will share just a little bit from this morning: I spent about 20 minutes with 5 other classmates sitting in the wrong classroom. Our class had been moved to another building- but of course did not post a sign, send an email, or tell anyone. My second class was in the right place, but is going to be totally different than what I expected. Not a bad thing, just very different. I still have classes tonight, so bare with me while I'm finding my groove with the new schedule.
1. Which three words do you love and hate the most?
I can't choose just three words I love, because I love words, but some words I hate: anything ending in -olk (I can't pronounce them correctly) and the incorrect usage of the word decimate.
2. Do you have any favourite foods that could be considered unusual?
Probably not. I don't eat a lot of food that would be considered 'weird'- I mean, I like turnip greens/collard greens, crawfish. I've eaten and enjoyed rabbit, alligator, lamb, and other game meats. But living in the South none of that is 'unusual' for here.
I tend to be pretty cautious about trying new foods because I've had a number of reactions to ~tropical~ fruit or vegetables. I learned pretty quickly that I cannot drink/eat anything with pomegranate or kiwi.
3. What is the greatest kindness someone has ever done for you?
Given me anything without any kind of trade or expectation of returned favor. I'm still endlessly in awe of people's generosity and friendship towards me.
4. Which songs get brutally stuck in your head?
Call me maybe, I can't decide by the Scissor Sisters, Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys, anything in a commercial that gets played a lot.
5. What is it about people of all ages, genders, and sizes enjoying the heck out of their personal style which leads some folks to feel so anxious and threatened?
People tend to feel threatened by differences. Bodies freak people out, especially bodies that aren't cookie cutter to the idealized expectations. Also some people hate when other people are happy.
6. What is the best smell ever?
The smell of sunlight. Like when somebody has been outside in the sunshine and comes inside and you can still smell the sun coming off them. Or a kitten that has been sunning in the window comes to cuddle. It's the smell of warmth and happiness, fresh and clean.
7. Is there something about your life that surprises you the most?
I'm still married. I got married quite young, and I'm still very happy years later. I still consider it one of the best decisions I made in life.
8. What gets in the way of your doing things you know are good for you?
Laziness, fear, lack of knowledge.
9. Tell me something you miss about a place you used to live.
One of the apartment complexes I lived in as a kid was massive. It had a few tennis courts, a big pool and a smaller pool. All this was set up around these walking trails around the office building with trees and foliage. It was surprisingly fancy for the cheapy apartments they were. I used to ride my bike along the trails and explore all over the complex. There were these huge (like 15 feet) fences around the tennis courts and I would climb them. Magnolia trees, which I still hold to be the best climbing trees. Also the apartment had blue carpets. Most people would have hated it, but it brought color into an otherwise bland apartment.
10. What are your three favourite books?
How to choose! I loved the Last Herald Mage books by Mercedes Lackey. The Harry Potter books. The Lord of the Rings series. Brave New World. Nineteen Eighty Four. The Things They Carried. There are so many books of different caliber that have all had an effect on me at different points in my life. Trying to pick and choose is like asking someone their favorite year in life - when there are so many more to explore!
11. What's your next step?