Archive for February, 2007

Hello, Big Girl

Today I broke in my brand new superfuckingcute coat.  You will gasp, I know, but it is pink, with huge buttons, and in the SWING style that is so popular now.  I luuurrve it.  When I put my hair up in a clip and wear this coat, I look like Audrey Hepburn (except of course that I am not a twig)!!!

On my way to an appointment tonight, I had to switch buses.  As I was getting off to make the change, a series of people surged forward to get on and I had to sort of fight through them.  As I was making my way down the bus stairs, an old, rather disheveled man beamed at me and said:

"Hello, big girl."

I swear you cannot make this shit up.

I guess he could have said "Hello, pink girl," or "Hello, big pink," but I really don’t think so.  I think he said "Hello, big girl."

I should have said "Hello, big hobo!  Happy LENT!"


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Doing the Rocky

I am leaving in half an hour to go catch a train to Philly.  Woo hoo Philadelphia!  Sadly, I am going for business, and only for one day, so I will not be able to eat here (mum’s suggestion), or run up the steps and pump my fists in the air like Rocky (Bartender Dude’s suggestion) (which, let’s face it, I would never do because a) running, b) LAME, c) running.  I don’t even know where the steps ARE).

But I wanted to post because I haven’t in, like, forever, yo.

So here is a quick update:

1.  Job is going better.  I am no longer breathing into a paper bag every day thinking that at any second a phalanx of security staff are going to come to escort me from the building and throw me out on my ear because I have NO IDEA what I am doing.
2.  Wedding planning has stalled because the job is so demanding that I turn into a limp noodle on the weekends.
3.  Also, we had to pick up our NEW CAR this weekend, which is really an OLD CAR that my uncle fixed up for us that as soon as we had driven 10 miles toward home began to not work.  As in, the transmission isn’t engaging.  As in FUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKING hell.  We drove it home anyway and it seemed to right itself after another 3 miles or so, so we’ll have to keep an eye on it.
4.  Which do ya’ll think is better as a COLOUR SCHEME for a wedding — deep red and Indian orange, or ice blue and silver/winter white?  I CANNOT DECIDE I WANT BOTH WAHH I AM A BRIDEZILLA.
5.  I am really leaning toward the red and orange.
6.  I cannot decide if I should ask people NOT to bring their darling children OR NOT. Who will mind them when we are all getting drunk at the reception? 
7.  Are you sick of me yet?

I’m kind of toying with the idea of making posting every day my Lenten discipline.

Please pick yourself off the floor where you are lying laughing hysterically.

I’m waiting.

You know, instead of making my Lenten discipline something like, oh, say, praying for peace and an end to poverty every day, *I* the great Chanelbaby am thinking of adopting the Lenten discipline that will bring me more attention.  But in my defense, I have to say I am NOT a terribly disciplined person and one of my goals for the year (which I commemmorated at Imbolc hooray for Pagans) is to "Give Discipline a Try" and if one is going to attempt to be disciplined at something, it ought to be at something that one actually enjoys doing but never seems to get around to doing, like knitting or blogging or planning a wedding.

Well.  Let’s see how it goes.  The LAST Lenten discipline I took up was to give up CHEESE and that lasted all of three days.

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