Saturday, August 7, 2010

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Thank everything that's good, today is overcast! And cool, and RAINY! I mean, it's only a tiny drizzle going on, and it might be over by now, but... oh I just love the rain. I can't wait for winter in Portland, it's going to be so wet and dreary! I'll have to buy rain boots! Brilliant!

However, there are some bad things about how wet it is in Portland. For example, my car became a mobile pond in May when we first moved here. It smelled of mildew and minnows, so I opened the windows when it got hot and let it air out... only now, there's spiders living in there! Ugh! Thank goodness Greg discovered them and not me, or I'd have had a meltdown. Yuck. I kind of wish somebody would just nuke my car so I'd have a good reason to buy a new one.

I'm wearing: F21 dress, sneakers, and necklace; Target tights.

Ew, apparently this whole outfit is Forever21. Oh well, I shop there a lot; not afraid to admit to my addictions here. I really do not like these sneakers, I'm sorry to say. But this outfit seemed so "dressy" to me that it needed casual shoes, and these are the only really casual shoes I own, in my opinion. How awful. I need a new pair of sneakers, stat! (Too bad that won't be happening any time soon. Damn you, unemployment!)

Yesterday I took a day off from blogging. No update, very little blog reading (I only visited a handful of my favorites), nothing. I felt like it had been getting a little out of hand lately, considering I was spending 5-ish hours daily just reading other people's blogs and commenting. When am I supposed to work on my book in that time? So yesterday was a nice break from that. I went to the library, got groceries, made deviled eggs, wrote several pages in my book, and began watching Mad Men. It was a nice day overall. As much as I love blogging, I need to budget my time more efficiently, it seems.

So, Mad Men. I like it, so far! I mean, I do not like any of the characters as people; they're all awful in their own ways, or just sad, but they are very real. And I like that. I'll probably continue to watch, but I don't know if I can marathon it like I can True Blood or Fringe. There's something a lot heavier about this show that demands a break every three or so episodes. It really is teaching me a lot about characterization and dialogue, though. I love noticing how the writers play with dialogue to really develop character, and create subtle conflict.

What are your favorite characters from television, movies, or books? And why?


Amanda said...

I love the dress, the back was so unexpected! I used to get a little out of hand with blogging/working on my shop. I had to make a little schedule that I loosely try to stick to, that way I'm not spending too much time online! Ok, this may sound completely nerdy, but my favorite character is without a doubt Harry Potter!

Oh, and I'm including you in my "Looks I Love" Sunday post!

Amber Rose said...

I love this outfit on you-- beautiful as always. :)

And the part about the spiders made me squirm.

Chaucee said...

Sometimes I feel like I spend too many hours online too. It's nice to take breaks!

Ps - this dress is awesome.

lo said...

i really really want to watch mad men, but i just have fears that i'm not going to get into it. i'm such a lost/true blood/gilmore girls nerd that i sort of have my favourite and tend to stick to them!

although my hugest tv love ever was when i was 10 til 14 and just loveddd buffy the vampie slayer! love love love!

you look a doll in that dress!


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✿ren said...

Wow the feature on the back of the dress is so unexpected, I love it! And pairing it with the sneakers does make this outfit very fun :D

Diane said...

Woah, I totally didn't expect the back of the dress to be like that, it's awesome! I can't believe it's F21 either; did you purchase it recently?

(Off the top of my head...favorite television show characters is probably the cast of Freaks and Geeks. Just so realistic and hilarious to boot.)

Lulu and the Locket said...

don't be silly, those shoes are awesome!!!!! I haven't seen 'Mad Men' and don't know anything about it but it seems everyone is loving it, maybe I should give it a go?! I find it hard to commit to series on TV, seriously the only one that had a lasting effect on my (teenage life) was 'Angela my so called life' and as for now maybe 'Poirot' lol! My favourite character from a movie would probably have to be Alabama Whirley from a 'True Romance' she is kickass but so soft and vulnerable too! x

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

I lovee this dress! The back detail is perfect!

Nicole said...

This dress is so lovely! The stripes and open back are so great! In regards to television, I think my favorite character ever is Marshal from How I met your mother because he's kind of the best thing ever. And books...I think it's too difficult for me to choose just one! For now, I'll just go with Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice.

KVG said...

Walter in Fringe. No question about it. I can marathon Fringe anytime, all the time.

I love love your hair, it's so marvelous, and the mood of this outfit is so great! Also, envious of the back cut of that dress...

LyddieGal said...

I love your dress, and the back really is so fun!!

I agree, sometimes you just have to force yourself to take a blogging break, the feed of new posts to read never ends, and you just have to tell yourself if you miss some, move on!

Mad Men is a show I can only take in very small doses. Unlike true blood, where I almost wish I hadn't watched any of this season yet, so that I could enjoy a marathon one weekend. that would have been so fun.

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Ebony said...

I think those sneakers are awesome :) You look positively wonderful here! So glad I chanced upon your blog..

Totally know what you mean about Mad Men. I mean, I enjoyed the first season, but like you said, never watched more than a few eps in a row - it was just so draining and sometimes a bit of a downer.

I love Brooke Davis from One Tree Hill. I just have the biggest girl crush on Sophia Bush and her character is so fun... and grows so much as a person with each season on that show.

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MJ said...

That back detail is really unexpected and cute!

Teresa said...

I love Dexter. I only got to see season 1 and 2 on Netflix so I'm still kind of in the dark. His character is just so complex, being a killer and all. :)

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Orphaned Apparel said...

Great outfit! Forever21 finally opened by me this week! Me: "woohoo!" Credit card: "oh crap..."

My favorite book character is Marvin the Paranoid Android from "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." <3 him!

Robyn said...

I absolutely love rainy and dreary weather... even if it doesn't go with outfit photo taking. These look great though. Clearly you have a top notch photographer. Great look as well.

I don't really have any TV character favorites now. I find myself not liking most characters instead.

Elaine said...

Super cute!! Love the back!!

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Erin said...

great outfit& great hair!


Lauren Ellingham said...

Do love you hair, it's pretty much what I want but I'm just too scared to chop it all off!
Love the blog, following :) x

JULIE said...

your hair is amazing.

yours truly dear said...

its ok, i'm addicted too. i have shoes like that but in purple. i found them at pac sun. i dont usually shop there but my husband does. very cute! xoxo

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really cool outfit! <3

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