Tuesday, December 4, 2007

daily randoms.

1. The weekend was a fantastic shitshow: exactly what I needed. It included 2 trips to Matchbox, a coworker's holiday party, many many hours of latenight/early morning Wii playing(good lord it is incredible), mid-afternoon naps, Christmas tree buying and decorating, a latenight milkshake run to Potbelly's, seeing an awful movie with the roomies (August Rush-- don't waste your money!), a couple of rounds of losing miserably at Buck Hunter (so against my morals), a trip to the absolute boonies of Maryland, and some crazy pictures to remember it all. Love it.

2. At said coworker's holiday party, I saw, quite possibly, the worst-dressed couple in the history of the world. I'm not kidding. He was dressed in late-90's Levi's (why would anyone wear pants with the size visible to everyone?!) and some shirt that I can't remember because of the following accessory: a fanny pack. I shit you not. Here we are in a classy studio apartment in Dupont Circle and there's a guy sporting a leather fanny pack. I didn't even know those things still existed... it's like a coelacanth for 2007! I was really tempted to walk up to him and ask what was inside. When I didn't think it could get any worse, I saw his girlfriend turn around and had to bite my lip... hard. She was wearing typical mom jeans with Merrells (bad enough as is) but the real kicker was her sweater. Beyond being thin enough to show all of her bulges (although she was relatively toned) and way too short for her hi-rise mom jeans, it had....I shit you not.... a knitted-in margarita emblazoned across the chest. I've been hunting on Google all day in an attempt to find a photo that even neared the grotesque-ness of this top, but alas I cannot find anything to even begin to compare it to. It was just.... awful.


3. Winter has officially set in. We're predicted to get 1-2 inches of snow tomorrow, which is a big deal in these parts. The wind was absolutely out of control yesterday.... I thought my ears were going to fall off. Note to self: find attractive and fashionable earmuffs. I had to wait about 25 minutes for my bus to arrive last night (damn you, Metro!) and of course when it finally arrived it was PACKED. I came to a conclusion as I was nuzzled up against complete strangers. Men should not get out of their seats for women because women are the weaker sex and they just might faint if they have to stand for more than 10 minutes. No, men should give us their seats because we are (on a whole) shorter. Even though I am just shy of 5'6" (and usually am in heels), it is insanely uncomfortable to hold on to the overhead rail. I'm fine when I can find a vertical pole (get your mind out of the gutter) but if I'm stuck in the middle I nearly have to stand on my tippy-toes to reach. To all of the 6-foot tall men who were enjoying your seats last night, I ask you to please consider this next time you see the ladies with their arms straight up above their heads. Oy.


4. If someone would like to get me these for Christmas or just because, I'd love you forever. They're a mere $50, which is unfortunately still far out of my don't-spend-any-money-on-myself-in-December budget. Size 8.5, please. Thanks :)

10 comments:

Bex said...

Ah! The bus thing drives me crazy - I could not agree more. Last week, I was stuck with the overhead pole (and hello, I am short short short) and ended up practically dangling from it for the entirety of the ride. Tip-toes, whirling around, and a dislocated shoulder does not a happy Bex make.

Rant over. Thank you. :)

nicoleantoinette said...

Those shoes are spectacular. And I'm jealous of your shitshow weekend- I desperately need one of those.

Virginia said...

Your weekend sounds great! That margarita sweater...wow...I wonder if she knitted it herself? Maybe they were on their way to a costume party. I would like to believe that people don't voluntarily dress that way anymore...

And I love the shoes. Maybe they will still be available after Christmas!

Virginia said...

PS
How bad was the commute to work this morning? We got hit with snow here last night and people totally flipped out because of it. I love snow, but hate HATE driving in it.

Lexi said...

I need those shoes! Where did you find them?

Marissa said...

Wow. Your description of the fannypack incident literally made me gasp. It's just so wrong. *shudder*

Kiki said...

Lexi--- they're at smartbargains.com (Loehmann's). Click on the link in the description!

... and maybe buy me a pair, too? ;)

Lexi said...

yeah, right after I commented, I saw the link, hehe!

it says they are no longer available :(

Kiki said...

Ugh. What an evil turn of events! I should have bought them, I knew it. Boo.

Valerie said...

I always forget to take a picture of wardrobely-challenged people to send into Glamour don'ts.