March 21st, 2012

Rainbow || Rainbow northern lights.

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My last real-life update seems to be from the 8th. Oh. So, like, almost two weeks ago. My time seems to have sprouted wings... I'll see if I can split this stuff up by topic and day, or something.

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I think that about sums up my life this month. I’ve watched Upstairs, Downstairs (blatantly for the Alex Kingston episodes because how often does one of your fave actresses play a lesbian with a dark, clever sense of humour and use of the word ‘invert’ sarcastically?) and enjoyed it. Sad that her character seems to have disappeared now; I enjoyed it while she was there. Perhaps I’ll stay on. Thankfully I’ve never voiced any particular disdain for fans who follow actors/actresses around without watching before and/or after; equally thankful that I don’t tend to feel such disdain, and so don’t judge myself too harshly for it.

Oh! I forgot! Not quite done with the life things, because this is a matter of great importance: boots.

I’ve been searching for a pair of 14-eye Docs to replace my old (broken) ones for a while now, with no luck. Doc Marten sold production to China and Thailand a while back; it seems few have been as impressed with the boots since, but I really do like the way they look and feel in their original form. The similar boots I found were more expensive. The UK-made Docs are now $220, and I always promised I would not be One Of Those People who could spend >$200 on one pair of shoes. Certainly not online, anyway; my foot would have to fall in love in person for money of that sort to pass hands.

I thought I’d found exactly what I was looking for. Called the shops, asked if they were available, was told they were. I arrived to find the worker could apparently not count, for there were no 14-eye plain black boots to be found. I tried on a different pair to see if size 7 or 8 would be better, then had them order the pair I had wanted online (free shipping) after making sure that returning them would be easy-peasy. I was excited all weekend.

They arrived today. They look precisely the way I want, but as soon as I picked them up I cringed. They feel cheap and plasticky. I didn’t trust a Doc that had the emblem on the side (the non-UK-made ones do); now I know not to. My old floral ones were China-made, I think, but they didn’t have the side-emblem and the material was much nicer. I’m willing to go back to the dreaded zipper and wear only leggings/skinny jeans with my default boots, if I must. I couldn’t even bring myself to tie these ones all the way up. I had Mum take a look, too, and she agreed, so we decided to return them and go back to Plan EBay, in which I keep my eye on eBay for pairs I like, cheaper.

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I don’t even. My life. Why ya’ll put up with me ‘nd my ridiculous life? I win so many awards for ridiculous.