Saturday, September 13, 2008

Lady of leisure

Listening to: 'Miss Independent' by Ne-Yo [Year of the Gentleman]

An amazing thing happened today: I took the day off! Yessir, I stayed at home! Did 'normal' things like laundry, trimming my nails and tidying my desk. Despite the work-related stress I'm experiencing, I feel extremely calm today. Looking after myself has a soothing effect, I think.

Apart from household chores and personal grooming, I also had a look at a few Sri Lankan blogs. I'm not one of those who spends hours on the internet reading blogs, but it was quite interesting to see what other people are saying and doing. It also made me feel a little closer to Sri Lanka - I feel strangely removed from that place I call home (but I'll leave that discussion for another time). It seems that SN has caused quite a commotion in the Lankan blogosphere, and suddenly people all over the place are questioning their attitudes towards carnal desire. The reactions are quite amusing, to be honest.

I've also been looking at clothes. I mentioned recently that I've started to enjoy shopping, and it doesn't seem to be a passing phase. My wallet should be worried, but so far I think it's under control. My relatively non-existent wardrobe sense seems to have hit a stumbling block though: what does one wear in Autumn? I'm not talking of the picturesque Autumn where leaves of amber and red pave the streets, but a British Autumn, in which the streets are adorned with mud, puddles and, well, more mud. Grey is the only colour in abundance, which is depressing, to say the least.

I think I'm also at risk of being far too imaginative with my wardrobe, and overdressing for day in day out in the lab. I guess that's what you get when you look to Glamour magazine for inspiration! Cambridge, in fashion terms, is, well...frumpy. It's a student town, and student chic is typically skinny jeans, t-shirt, paisley-print scarf and ballet pumps, which isn't really my thing. To be honest, I don't know what my 'thing' is. I don't have a particular my outfits tend to be neither here nor there on the style scale. It's not helped by the fact that I have difficulty finding things that suit my non-existent figure. Honestly, a plank of wood has more curves! Sigh.

Anyway yes, I'm becoming far more feminine in my attitude towards fashion. I'm treating it as a hobby, along with blogging. An expensive hobby, I have to admit...but we'll see if that becomes a problem.

I'll leave you with the video for 'Handlebars' by Flobots. I think the video is awesome, and I am loving the trumpet!

OK me go sleep now...back to the lab tomorrow :-(.

1 comment:

  1. lol
    I think I overdress even to go grocery shopping. Nothing wrong with that, me thinks. Whatever helps us feel all glam even if we don't have anywhere to go =D


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