I worry a lot. This is not a new thing. However, my latest worry is that I'm becoming an alcoholic. I believe this fear was instilled in me by my dear mother, who I love more than anything, but who probably worries even more than I do at times, and once gave me the impression that if I ever once tried hard alcohol that I'd quickly begin the downward spiral into the blissful oblivion of lush-dom. So now, whenever I have a beer with dinner just because I like the taste of beer now, I'm filled with a vague terror: Does this mean I'm an alcoholic?
I voiced my concerns to Greg, who promptly laughed at me. "Get drunk every night for a few weeks in a row, then we'll have a talk," he said. "You're not an alcoholic, you're just normal." When I told my friends Rose and Matt about my worries, Matt said, "I think that just means you're becoming a Portlander." So this whole pint-with-dinner thing... is normal? I'm not going to wake up one morning in the gutter, covered in rat feces, wondering how I got there and why all my dollar bills are gone?
I do like beer though, especially microbrews. I wish there were more Montana brews on tap here. I'd like a good Cold Smoke once in a while -- that stuff was strong! Delicious, yet strong.
I'm wearing: F21 dress and belt, H&M cardi and necklace.
I wore this outfit yesterday, and I think it's one of my favorites ever. I felt awesome all day, which always means I've chosen well outfit-wise. All of these items are pretty new, the dress being the newest. I saw it back in December at the Washington Square F21, but they didn't have my size. I kept thinking about it (peter pan collar and stripes, yes please), and finally found it on sale on the F21 website for $8.99! Obviously I had to order it. I love it to death, and I think I will get a lot of wear out of it! (You can find it here, still on sale, although it's listed as a "tunic"... apparently I am super short and wear shirts as dresses now.)
I also got this sweater on sale, on impulse, and I love it already. The color is not something I'd usually go for, but the black bird print sold me on it. Reminds me of the Portlandia sketch "Put a Bird On It!" Greg is horrified by Portlandia -- it's a bit too close to reality for him, considering he's already put off by the whole hipster, trendy vibe of Portland. He says it's too realistic to be funny, which I think is hilarious!
My new favorite color combination, I've decided, is black/white/this color (light peach?). Or like a light mauve, or taupe. Yeah, taupe. I like taupe. Put a bird on it!